New acts for Bestival 2012

Zane Lowe, Beardyman and King Charles among the new names

Photographer:Andy Squire

Chris Eustace - 21 August 2012

Radio 1’s New Music man will DJ on the event’s opening night, while festival fixture Beardyman returns to fill in for Frank Ocean, who recently cancelled all of his European tour dates.

Jneiro Jarel and DOOM’s new project, JJ DOOM, will deliver a world first debut performance of new material on Friday night at the RizLab stage, while alt-folk troubadour King Charles makes another stop on his summer festival train.

Random Impulse, The Time & Space Machine, Valerie June,  Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, the Balearic Folk Orchestra, Brooklyn electro-popsters MS MR, Daytona Lights,  Bruno Charles, Isaac Danquah, Rosie Curling and Southern Man are all new additions to the line-up as well.

Platform One, an independent, not-for-profits youth arts organisation specialising in arts initiatives and training opportunities for young people on the Isle of Wight, will host some of the bands that have benefitted from their programmes, including Signals, The Bear Attack Club, In Motion, Stu Collins, The Sessions and Diminished.

More DJs have been announced too,  including Alexander Nut, Psychemagik, Slipmatt  Propaganda feat DJ DanDick & Dom (Rip It Up), Johnno's Bugged Out Mix, Across The Tracks, Bad Zuke, Tom Headfunk, Paddy Freeform, Pete Callard, The Dudes, The March Hare and The Playground Syndicate.

RSA will present ‘Out of Her Mind’.on the Amphitheatre Stage with comedienne Ruby Wax, as they attempt to “shake off the taboos surrounding mental illness.”

Howard Marks will also return to the festival for more spoken word and anecdotes.

Bestival 2012 takes place at Robin Hill Country Park near Newport on the Isle of Wight from 6-9 September.

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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