Bestival announces comedy line up

Crowds at Bestival 2010 by Sara Bowrey
Crowds at Bestival 2010 by Sara Bowrey

Bestival organiser Rob da Bank has confirmed a wave of new musical and comedy acts for Bestival 2011 this weekend, plus free tea for litter pickers.

As reported last week Frank Turner will be joining Crazy P, Fellow Stranger, and more on the Sailor Jerry‘s Ink City stage

Marcus Brigstocke will be appearing twice, first with Andre Vincent for the Early Edition and later as a solo act, alongside other comedy acts such as irishman Andrew Maxwell, canadian Craig Campbell and cousin of Martin Freeman, Ben Norris.

Ian Stone, Carl Donnelly, the Story Tellers Club, and Fringe favourite Tony Law will also be appearing across the weekend.

Organiser Rob da Bank said; “Woo hoo! 3 days to go and site is really starting to take shape and we can’t wait to welcome you all. I’ve also been busy adding yet more bands and DJs to our already fit-to-burst line up, plus some of the finest comedians in the land.” 

The organiser reiterated festival goers once on site can get to the venue by bus, coach, car, or taxi. There will be no pedestrian access on the Downs Road and no pedestrian drop offs outside the main entrance. 

There will be a shuttle bus running between the Robin Hill entrance and the Downs Road entrance through-out the event weekend to prevent both staff and public walking in the road.

Once on site you can also earn yourself FREE TEA. All you need to do to claim your free cup of tea is to pick up the litter in and around your tent, pop it all into the freely available black waste and green recycling (cans, plastic bottles, newspapers, leaflets, cartons) bags and take a full(ish) bag to the recycling pen next to your nearest Campsite Hub. A friendly Green Team member will make you a fresh brew to say thanks.

Reporting from the island for the NME at the end of last week, Rob da Bank showed how much progress was being made on the site, watch the video clip below.

Bjork, Pendulum and The Cure are set to headline Bestival 2011 which takes place at Robin Hill, Isle of Wight from 8-11 September.

Friendly Fires will play an exclusive set of collaborations with dance and electronica artists on the Rizlab Stage over the weekend, click to watch exclusive video footage of the trio rehearsing and explaining their plans for the day long takeover.

Tickets for Bestival 2011 are currently sold out but secondary tickets may become available at face value through The Ticket Trust.