More names added to the Bestival 2010 bill

Including the introduction of the Bestival Residents...

More names added to the Bestival 2010 bill: New Young Pony Club have been added to the Bestival line-up

New Young Pony Club have been added to the Bestival line-up

Photographer: Peter Corkhill31 March 2010

Errors, Chrome Hoof, Silver Columns, Rox and Muchuu will join them while Zero 7, Tensnake, Disco Bloodbath, King Roc and DJ Hojo Hits and the Sunday Best Forum Allstars will all hit the decks.

Organisers have also unveiled the Bestival Residents, a series of emerging acts and DJs that will be supporting main stage hosts The Cuban Brothers at both Bestival and Camp Bestival.

As festival chief Rob da Bank explains: "Now that both our festivals have settled into the calendar I realised that there were quite a few acts that ended up playing both shows - Camp Bestival and Bestival - and thought hmm… why not shout about these people as I obviously love them and want the world to know them too!

"So to join our main stage hosts, The Cuban Brothers, I'm delighted to introduce such a mixed bag to kick off our first year residency - from indie to folk to disco, beatboxing and hands in the air techno it's all in here - just like it is at our festies. We had fun doing the photo shoot, swapping musical tips and wigs … and if you don't know any of these musical impresarios check 'em out now!"

Bass driven electro kid Jackbeats, Let’s Go Crazy promoter Callum Negus Fancey, emerging teens Charli XCX and Unicorn Kid are among the Bestival Residents along with beatbox champ Beardyman, dubstep don Joy Orbison and mystery hip hop mixologist Jaguar Skills.

Jamie Woon, the legendary Greg Wilson, folk star Beth Jeans Houghton and Rob da Bank will also be part of the Bestival furniture.

In other Bestival news, La Roux, who is set to DJ with Deadman at the festival, will be judging the event’s fancy dress competition.

Speaking about her role, the quaffed star said: "I'm honoured to be asked to judge this year, especially as I'm the worst person at fancy dress in the world. I'm looking forward to seeing what elements of "fantasy" can be brought out in clothing, Bestival goers are extremely inventive! No gimps please!"

Today’s (Wednesday) confirmations join a bill that already boasts headliners The Prodigy as well as Dizzee Rascal, Hot Chip, Gil Scott-Heron, Flaming Lips and many more.

Click here for the latest Bestival line-up.


Following the success of its debut last year, The Afterburner arena is set to grow and will now include a full live stage. Other new features will include The Castle In The Sky Bonfire Extravaganza and the brand new Wishing Tree field that will feature the most amazing sculpture garden.

The Village will also be transformed in to Tomorrow's World envisaging an inspired, sustainable and green and fun future including a solar powered Bandstand and free solar mobile phone charging and a few regular treats including the Pub, WI Tent and Farmers Market.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £150 for and adult weekend pass with student, teens and under 12s passes also available.

Click here to buy Bestival tickets.


Bestival 2010 will take place at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from 10-12 September.

Ferries tickets from Red Funnel are on sale now with festival tickets. Book now to avoid the rush and the disappointment of not being able to get onto the Island.

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