Bestival announces latest additions to Gargantuan 10th Birthday

Posted on 25 July 2013
By Bruce Hay
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It’s a scorcher out there and in keeping with the glorious Great British summer, we’ve got red hot news of some ace new acts joining our incredible 10th birthday spectacular line-up this coming September 5th-8th.

With an array of foot-stomping live action and dancefloor spanking DJs set to join Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Fatboy Slim, Franz Ferdinand, The Flaming Lips, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Julio Bashmore and more on the decks of HMS Bestival.

Plus we’re unveiling plenty of Thursday night shenanigans including our Big Top and Replay With Rob da Bank line-ups and there’s ticket, travel and premium camping news galore!

Rob da Bank says: “The sun is out, the sky is blue and we’ve got a load more acts for you! Bestival never stops booking live bands and DJs for your pleasure and this year’s no different.

“From John Newman’s soul swing to Simian Mobile Disco’s intelligent rave and, if you haven’t seen Pretty Lights electronic workout prepare to be blown away.

“Besti regulars Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, Dub Pistols and Mr Pete Tong plus a load of first timers are all queuing up to pop their Bestival cherry. Not long now people!”

Stepping up to the decks on a mission to keep you dancing all weekend long are BBC Radio 1’s original dance music champion Pete Tong.

Returning to the Wight isle to host Bestival’s All Gone Pete Tong, Fabric resident and Scrutton Street shaker Daniel Avery, Wall of Sound top boy Mark Jones and deep sea bass warrior Mumdance.

For the fifth year running, we are opening our doors to you lovely Bestivalites on Thursday and for our 10th birthday, we’ve got even more top drawer behaviour than ever before.

With a jam-packed line-up in the Big Top that includes the amazing M.I.A., Justin Robertson, The Correspondents, Mark Jones, Sunday Best Forum Allstars, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Bike To Bestival, Courtney Pine, and our Druids Opening Ceremony all hosted by Peter Tautz The Right Toastmaster.

The Replay with Rob da Bank stage, will kick off on Thursday night, with upfront sounds from the aforementioned Mixhell, Tythe, Man Without Country, East India Youth, Dog Is Dead and Feeling Gloomy.

But that’s not all as there will be plenty of seafaring shenanigans across the site with a host of stages open including The Knees-Up Tent, Grand Palace Of Entertainment, Tomorrow’s World, The Bandstand, Temple Island, Club Dada and the Polka Tent.