Noah and the Whale and Neon Neon for Bestival

Three weeks to go and a slew of new acts released

Photographer:Mike Gatiss

15 August 2008

The Fairey Band, Ulrich Schnauss, Alphabeat, Florence and The Machine, El Guincho, Grovesnor, Filthy Dukes and Primary 1 are all set to perform live at last year's Best Medium Festival alongside The Chemists, Roksahn, Barry Peters, Subway and Le Volume Courbe.

Nately, Lark, Manouchska, Recommended Daily Allowance, Ragged String Band, Cookie The Cutter, Sparkle Motion, Babyhead and Barry Adamson will head to the Isle of Wight as well as Deathray Trebuchet, Josh Weller, Katy Carr, Last Man Standing, Laxula and Lisa Knapp.

Mules, Peyoti For President, Philippe And The G Spots, Pronghorn, Smokey Angle Shades, The Barker Band, The Big Pink, The Owls, The Pirate Band, The Shoes, The Worm, Urban Voodoo Machine, Venus Marz and White Williams will also play over the weekend.

Matt Horne from Gavin and Stacy is set to take to the decks at the boutique bash, while Bobby Friction and Nihal will present a Bestival Seaside Special set. Other DJs confirmed for the festival include Roots Manuva and MK, Erol Alkan, Gilles Peterson, Greg Wilson, Nigel Godrich and James Priestley.

Jon Carter, Ross Allen, Eddie Piller and Wayne Hemingway, Frank Tope, Gaz's Rockin Blues, The Loose Cannons, Greco Roman Sound System, Adventures Close To Home and South Rakkas Crew will also take to the decks at the three-day affair.

Me And You, Kid Acne, Bugged Out Chilled Out, Different Strokes, Boom Monk Ben, Cocadisco, Crimes Against Pop, Dave Beer, Dave Vega and Dirty Pretty Things' Didz Hammond will also be spinning tunes.

Goodbooks, DJ Scotch Egg, Shepdog, Heavenly Jukebox, Horse Meat Disco, It's Bigger Than, James Baillie, Michael Cook, Nadia Ksaibia, Vicarious Bliss, Greg's Greats, The Shellac Sisters, DJ78 And The Shellac Collective have also been confirmed.

Other additions include Care In The Community Audiovisual, Nick Name, Daisy Heartbreaker, Dan Williams, Big Bamboo Tropical Polka, DJ Tom Hagar, DJ Chris Tofu, Penny Metal and Friends and Plaster of Paris.

My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse and Underworld are set to headline the sold out Bestival which takes place at Robin Hill Country Park, Newport, Isle of Wight from 5-7 September.


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