Bestival 2012 announces Rizlab and Arcadia Stage line-ups

Plus local 'Barter For Bestival' initiative launched

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Eustace - 26 July 2012

On Saturday (8 September), Ninja Tune’s day boasts headline sets from Bonobo, Toddla T, Coldcut, Raf Daddy from The 2 Bears and Actress, with Ninja Tune DJs performing ahead of appearances by Raffertie, Slugabed and FaltyDL.

Big Dada’s Sunday (9 September) line-up will feature headline performances from EL-P and Sticky, plus Roots Manuva and the Banana Klan Soundsystem, Beak> and a collaborative Dels and Kwesachu performance.

Full details of Project 4, which will “culminate in an exclusive hi-tech headline performance on the RizLab stage on Friday night”, will be announced soon.

Arcadia will also return to Bestival, with Arcadia’s Mechanical Cabaret, a production made especially for the festival, featuring DJ sets from The Ratpack, Congo Natty, Foamo, Slamboree, JFB, Slipmatt, Stanton Warriors, Kissy Sell Out, Hybrid (History Of Hybrid Set), Smerin DJ set, Eats Everything (Dirty Bird), Asbo Disco, DJ Die & Mc Inja, festival mainman Rob da Bank, Wonka, Bertie, Shepdog and Heatwave.

The festival has also teamed up with RockCorps for the Barter For Bestival initiative, which will see 50 camping tickets given to local festivalgoers who agree to take part in a project to create a sustainable allotment at the Isobel Centre, a community centre at Furrlongs, Pan.

Volunteers are asked to arrive in Bestival’s wildlife-themed fancy dress and bring something to barter with, and to be prepared to work for at least four hours on Wednesday 5 September.

To enter, email with your name, age, address and telephone number with 'Barter for Bestival' in the subject line.

Stevie Wonder, Florence & The Machine and New Order are this year’s Bestival headliners, with the likes of The XX, Sigur Ros, Friendly Fires, Justice, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Gary NumanOrbitalAzealia BanksBen HowardAlabama Shakes and Nero among those also on the bill this year. 

Head here for the full Bestival line-up.

Bestival tickets are on sale now, priced as follows:

Adult Ticket with entry from Thursday 06 September – £180
Adult Ticket with entry from Friday 07 September – £170
Adult Premium 'Wild Copse'* Camping Ticket - £299
Student Ticket with entry from Thursday 6th September - £170
(For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office. No other student ID accepted)
Teen (age 13-17) Ticket with entry from Thursday 06 September - £120
Teen (age 13-17) Premium 'Wild Copse'* Camping Ticket - £149.50
Child (age 12 & under) Ticket – Free (but you must obtain a ticket)
Child (age 12 & under) Premium 'Wild Copse'* Camping Ticket - FREE
Advance Car Parking - £10 (or £15 in cash on arrival)

Click to buy Bestival tickets.


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