Bestival 2008

>> Saturday, August 30, 2008

The dates for the fifth Bestival, again at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, are Friday 5th until Sunday 7th September 2008.
My Bloody Valentine are confirmed as the Friday night headliner (an English festival exclusive), with Amy Winehouse headlining Saturday, and Underworld headlining Sunday. Also playing are: Aphex Twin (English Festival Exclusive), The Breeders, CSS, George Clinton And Funkadelic/Parliament, Gary Numan, The Human League (exclusive two performance concert), Pendulum (live), 808 State (live), Foals, Lee Scratch Perry, Baaba Mal, The Wedding Present, The Cuban Brothers, Transglobal Underground, King Creosote, Chas & Dave, Red Snapper, Micah P Hinson, Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, and many more.
There's also DJs: DJ Yoda, Layo & Bushwacka, Annie Mac, Slam, Rob da Bank, Mark Moore, DJ Hype, Bailey, TC, Sub Focus, Chase & Status, Kevin Rowland, Yuksek, Touché, Digital Mystikz and Sgt Pokes, Loefah, Kode 9 and Space Ape, Freestylers, DJ Derek, Sombrero Sound System, and many more.
BBC Introducing will have a stage at Bestival. The BBC Introducing stage plays host to the best new UK artists, nominated by new music shows from across the BBC. The stage will be showcasing a host of up-and-coming bands including; Subgiant, Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong, The Duke Spirit, Teenagers, Tawiah, Fuck Buttons, Cage The Elephant, Ladyhawke, Metronomy, Ox Eagle Lion Man, These New Puritans, Lets Wrestle, Little Dragon, Imperial Leisure, Gideon Conn, Zombie Zombie, George Pringle, The Restaurant, Vessels, The Ghost, Peter Von Poehl, St Vincent, and Six Nation State.
As well as the music, Bestival has the world's biggest fancy dress party - this year with a theme of "30,000 freaks under the sea", so get out your underwater fancy-dress garb - plus the Bollywood cocktail bar, Laughter Clubs, a Farmers market, Kids area, Morris dancing, magical moments and more, as one of the most colourful events on the festival calendar.
The car park will be open from 9am on Thursday 4th Sept, with the box office opening at around 11.30am and the campsites will open at midday. On Friday 5th September thew Box office opens at 9am. On Monday 8th September the car parks and campsites close at midday. There is no entry into the site after midnight on any night (that's Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun).


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