Two new arenas added to Bestival 2012

Posted on 14 August 2012
By Jo Ching
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With less than four weeks to go.. Bestival announces two new arenas Bollywood Revamped and the amazing New Bands Stage.

The summer is finally here and the past fortnight of Olympic action has got us seriously in the mood for some jubilant pageantry and festival frolics, so we’re over the moon that the Bestival build up has well and truly begun, with less than four weeks until we head to Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight for another top drawer shindig!

With news of a revamp for one of our most popular destinations, Bollywood, plus our amazing new music stage, Replay With Rob da Bank, Team Bestival are busy putting the final touches to what is destined to be our best show yet.

The Bollywood Tent has been a Bestival institution since our very first event in 2004, the brainchild of Bestival Creative Director Josie da Bank and her best mate Natasha Hill. It’s remained many people’s favourite arena over the years – this is the venue that DJs request to play in year on year, even after they have outgrown the capacity of the tent itself (hello Fatboy Slim).

This year it’s getting a giant facelift, in the form of a massive temple entranceway and a new Indian-themed Cocktail Bus upon entry, plus loads of new Indian day beds and parasols outside and fresh decor inside. It looks AMAZING!! So make sure you check it out.

We’re very pleased to announce that Replay is returning to Bestival for 2012, this time with their brand new Replay with Rob da Bank Stage. Stacked full of the most exciting new acts around, the man like Da Bank has pushed his music discovering powers to the very limit to bring you the first chance to see some ace bands that are destined for big things.

The full line-up:
Summer Camp, Alt-J, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, Willis Earl Beal, Iceage, Wet Nuns, Dingus Khan, Jake Bugg, This is the Kit, The Staves, Mary Epworth, Daytona Lights, Rudimental, Kwes, Big Kids, The Other Tribe, James McCartney, The Coronas, Nina Nesbitt, Jinja Safari, Lucky Elephant, Stealing Sheep, Balearic Folk Orchestra, Two Jackals, Clock Opera, AlunaGeorge, Diagrams, Tom Williams, & the Boat, Crowns, Kate Nash, King Charles, Skepta, Gush, Palma Violets, Sunless 97, Georgous George, Gecko and Beans on Toast. Lots of these are the acts you need to see before anyone else. So make sure you check them out.

Replay will also be launching their brilliant new Beatclash Facebook app and platform at Bestival, giving you the chance to prove just how good your ears are for the best new bands, as well as giving you the chance to spread the word about your discoveries and compete against your friends. And for some exclusive content from the Replay stage visit

And just to get you in the mood, Replay’s Road Trip To Bestival will kick-off in London, at Replay Store Carnaby Street on 16th August, followed by Replay Covent Garden Store on 23rd August with live performances from the hotly tipped Gorgeous George, Gecko and Two Jackals. Spaces are limited, so it’s first come, first served, performances begin at 6pm, so make your way down and whet your appetite!

Rob da Bank says: “The Replay stage at Bestival 2011 was a lot of fun with some ace acts playing impromptu sets and this year I’ve stepped up my programming of the all new Replay with Rob da Bank stage and I’m pretty chuffed with who I’ve managed to book loads of new acts from AlunaGeorge to Sunless 97, Alt-J, The Other Tribe and BIGKids and welcoming back past heroes of Bestival like Kate Nash. Gonna be big! Plus catch exclusive sets streamed live via”

There’s not long to go, so to help you get in the swing of the myriad musical treats that will be gracing Bestival this year you need to check out My Bestival so you can curate your very own line-up to keep you partying all weekend long. Check out our favourite clown-faced bass- hooligan Drums of Death’s personal line-up here and then get involved here!

The last remaining tickets are selling like hot cakes as our ninth Bestival draws ever closer and the countdown starts in earnest, so it’s the perfect time to have a look at all the different travel options that are available for you lucky Bestival-goers. From all the Ferry and Hovercraft information to lots of eco-friendly journey options like our exclusive coach travel partner Big Green Coach Travel and Car Sharing with Liftshare and GoCarShare, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in the travel section of the Bestival site.

The Bestival Acts Announced (so far):
Live Performances From: Stevie Wonder / Florence + The Machine / New Order / The xx / Sigur Rós / Friendly Fires / Nero / 2manydjs – Live / Soulwax / Justice / Two Door Cinema Club / Hot Chip / Miike Snow / Bat For Lashes / Emeli Sandé / Orbital / SBTRKT / Warpaint / De La Soul / Roots Manuva / Major Lazer / Sister Sledge / Gary Numan / The Horrors / Spiritualized / Death In Vegas / Doom / Ben Howard / Michael Kiwanuka / Sub Focus / Azealia Banks / Alabama Shakes / Kevin Saunderson Feat. Inner City Live / John Foxx And The Maths / Gallows / Rizzle Kicks / Buraka Som Sistema / Sage Francis / Grimes / Bellowhead / Earth Wind & Fire Experience Feat Al Mckay / Django Django / Little Dragon / Gold Panda / Adam Ant & The Good, The Mad And The Lovely Posse / The Cuban Brothers / Top Cat Featuring Sir Coxsone Outernational / Chairlift / Iceage / Ren Harvieu / John Talabot / Lianne La Havas / Delilah / First Aid Kit / Gesaffelstein / Daughter / Zulu Winter / Ane Brun / Friends / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs / King Khan And The Shrines / The Japanese Popstars / Chas & Dave / Dub Pistols / Factory Floor / Charli XCX / Errors / Lucy Rose / Skepta / Alunageorge / Sunless 97 / Congo Natty / King Krule / Toy / Kindness / Dirty Beaches / Drums Of Death / Jessie Ware / Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard / General Levy / Slagsmålsklubben / Jaipur Kawa Brass Band / Field Music / Jinja Safari / Kawa Circus / B.Dolan’s Church Of Love & Ruin / 02:54 / Evian Christ / Frankie Rose / Porcelain Raft / Milagres / Three Bonzos & A Piano / Prince Fatty / Liz Green / Trailer Trash Tracys / Forest Swords / Willis Earl Beal / Murkage / Alt-J / The Staves / Skinny Lister / Josh Kumra / Ryan Keen / Stay+ / Jamie N Commons / Nina Nesbitt / Bigkids / Gabrielle Aplin / Kwes / Diagrams / Fiction / Turbowolf / Mary Epworth / Wet Nuns / Misty’s Big Adventure / This Is The Kit / Stealing Sheep / Clock Opera / Young British Artists / Patterns / Ghost Outfit / L.A. Salami / To Kill A King / Dingus Khan / Crowns / Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo / Parma Violets / Gorgeous George / Subgiant / Heath:Ward / Laurel Collective /Jake Bugg /Ahab / Gecko / Model Society / Tom Williams And The Boat / The Other Tribe / Daytona Lights / Biederbeck / Valentine Gray / Charley Macaulay / Sky Sphere / Blackhouse Crow / The Lovely Eggs / St Spirit / Charming / Alonestar / Shepherds / Cherishport / Seán Mcgowan / A Way Of Life / This Way Up / The Widowmaker

DJ Sets From Rob da Bank and Friends: Annie Mac Presents / Skream & Benga / Four Tet B2B Caribou / The 2 Bears / David Rodigan MBE Presents Ram Jam / Jamie xx / Dirtybird Showcase Feat. Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin & Eats Everything / François K / Moodymann / Gilles Peterson / Redlight / DJ Yoda / Maya Jane Coles / Brodinski / Scuba / Kavinsky / Julio Bashmore / LTJ Bukem /Shy FX / Plastician / Matador / Greg Wilson / Adamski / Doctor P / The Nextmen / MC Wrec / Pearson Sound / Borgore / Flux Pavilion / Mark Jones (BTTP) / Max Cooper / Gemini / Krystal Klear / Pangaea / Reggae Roast / Billy Daniel Bunter / Pariah / Trolley Snatcha / Krafty Kuts / Warm & Electric Minds / Scratch Perverts / Koan Sound / Camo & Krooked / Giles Smith & James Priestley (Secretsundaze) / Mosca / Numbers Showcase: Oneman B2B Jackmaster, Deadboy, Spencer, Redinho / B Traits / Dismantle / Killaflaw / Gutterslut / Ben UFO / Melé / PBR Streetgang / Jaguar Skills & His Amazing Friends / Drums Of Death / Blawan / Frank Tope / Leo Zero / Evian Christ / Girl Unit / Zomboy / Luv*Jam / Dr Alex Paterson / Chris Coco / Pete Gooding / Phil Mison / Duff Disco / Sonnyji Presents Bang Bhang / Danny Whitehead / Mixmaster Morris / Rev Milo Speedwagon / Graeme Fisher (Balearic) / DJ Cable / Foamo / Shepdog / The Shellac Collective / Flying White Dots / DJ Charge / Hip Hop Karaoke / DJ@War / Pathaan / Mojo Filter / Fear Of Theydon / Tythe / Sink The Pink / George B / Kaf-Tan / Ben Hoo

Mr Motivator

Brainfeeder Presents Thundercat, The Gaslamp Killer, Teebs, Lapalux, Jeremiah Jae, DJ Kutmah
Channel One Sound System

Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

Ticketmaster / 0844 847 1742

Red Funnel / 0844 844 9988 (inc optional ferry travel bundles)

Wightlink / 0871 376 1000 (inc optional ferry travel bundles)

HMV / 0843 221 0100

See Tickets / 0871 230 0010

View / 0870 242 1235

Hover Travel (inc optional hovercraft travel bundles)

Adult Ticket With Entry From Thursday 6th September – £180
Adult Ticket With Entry From Friday 7th September – £170

Teen Ticket (age 13-17) – £120

Age 12 and Under Weekend Ticket – FREE (but you must obtain a ticket)

Wild Copse (Premium Camping) Adult Ticket – £299
Wild Copse (Premium Camping) Teen Ticket – £149.50
Wild Copse (Premium Camping) Age 12 and Under – Free

Campervan Tickets: £85 (per vehicle)
Tickets will also be available to buy through our payment plan which lets you pay a fifth of the total ticket cost (plus booking fees) now, with a further four equal payments spread across the following four consecutive months.

Tickets and coach travel packages also available via Big Green Coach:

Bestival, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight – 6th to 9th September 2012