Emeralds, Oneohtrix, Max Tundra, Mogwai, LFO, Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson amongst others...
This has made it very, very tempting
but they suck pretty hard so it's annoying. I'd be interested to see it though as they have the potential to do something good, they were just awful the last time I saw them at Supersonic.
but they're my favourite band on the planet so I need to see this
I used to think they were alright (65DOS) but that performance was so overblown and clean, it almost looked false. almost like they were just playing along with a tape and just going through the motions with all the exagerated guitar flinging and playing.
...that's a strong looking line-up.
...after 2009 myself. Still, presumably more acts still to be announced for this year :D
Fatboy Slim, Pendulum, Groove Armada, Kelis, Magnetic Man etc. There are a lot of awesome acts lower down the bill so hopefully the big names won't turn it into a wanker magnet.
Having someone like Pendulum on will mean lots of chodes are away from the rest of the stages/tents.
shame it's on the Isle Of Wight.
The Isle of Wight is actually brilliant. I grew up there.
doubt that. It's just additional travel.
Good work Bestival!
Only semi-related, but has anyone been to Camp Bestival? Was it any good? Are there many 18-21 year olds there or is it just for families?
to watch PJ Harvey headline, that was brilliant and Fleet Foxes played a little further down the bill I think.
It was amusing seeing an entirely uncensored Goldie Looking Chain perform to an audience of overindulged West London infants and trendy late 30's mums in triple figure denim.
Wouldn't want to go for the shebang though and you'll be out of luck if you're hoping to meet lots of late teens/early 20's types. I imagine it's lovely for formerly festival attending parents with young children though.
It goes without saying that the setting is lovely, pretty much Dorset at its best with Lulworth Cove just down the road.
By far and away the most superior catering at any event I've attended too.
my dad will probably take me for free then
the capacity is just a bigger than i would like/travel etc...
BUT WOW! that's about as good a line-up as i can imagine a mainstream, family-friendly festival pulling, and i'm pretty hard to please.
more varied bass music line-up than last year (October wow!, Hyperdub as an artist?!, KMS), Appleblim will be great, hypey bands like D/R/U/G/S and Islet, hynagogicy pop replacing all last year's chillwave (Emeralds, OPN), Pantha Du Prince, Omar Souleyman!, Venetian Snares, Global Communication, Derrick Carter, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May, LFO, Kelis, Public Enemy, Robyn, Pj Harvey, Dj Shadow...pretty sure Kirk Degiorgio is still tba.
admitedly they'll probs. all be playing exactly the same time on different, badly sound-checked stages but still...that is one great line-up.
full line-up for Hyperdub tent is Kode9 & Spaceape live / King Midas Sound live / Joker / LV / Funkystepz
which is real cool. be nice to hear some uk funky, missed that last year. but i'm not sure why KMS is listed as a separate artist. who knows?
also, surprised not to see James Blake. maybe he'll crop up in later announcements. who knows?
on the HTML version of the site.
Live Music From:
PENDULUM / PJ HARVEY / THE MACCABEES / PUBLIC ENEMY / BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE / MOGWAI / JAMES BLAKE / KELIS / NOAH & THE WHALE / CHROMEO / PALOMA FAITH / THE DRUMS / VILLAGE PEOPLE / CLARE MAGUIRE /
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS / PATRICK WOLF / GLOBAL COMMUNICATION / GRAHAM COXON / JUNGLE BROTHERS / CUT COPY / METRONOMY / ZOLA JESUS / DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP / ED SHEERAN / MODESELEKTOR / FAKE BLOOD / CARAVAN PALACE / ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION / BEARDYMAN / HEALTH / JOHN GRANT / JUNIP / MIDNIGHT BEAST / MS DYNAMITE / BREAKAGE FT JESS MILLS / WRETCH 32 / VENETIAN SNARES / FENECH-SOLER / GENTLEMEN’S DUB CLUB / TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS / THE CORRESPONDENTS / JAIPUR KAWA BRASS / LABRINTH / SBTRKT / THE UNTHANKS / WILLY MASON / THE SELECTER / KAWA CIRCUS / L-VIS 1990 & THE NEON DREAMS / EMERALDS / BRANDT BRAUER FRICK / GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN / JAPANESE POPSTARS / ESBEN & THE WITCH / BAD SHEPHERDS / EAT STATIC / FOSTER THE PEOPLE / LOS CAMPESINOS / ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER / RUSTIE / TANLINES / FRANKIE & THE HEARTSTRINGS / ULRICH SCHNAUSS / ANDREYA TRIANA / RAINBOW ARABIA / MACKA. B & THE ROOTS RAGGA BAND / TWEAK BIRD / SMERINS ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB / CAITLIN ROSE / DHOL FOUNDATION / MAX TUNDRA / MODESTEP / OUR BROKEN GARDEN / SPARK / DRY THE RIVER / FEED ME / YASMIN / HORNDOG BRASS BAND / LANTERN ON THE LAKE / TROPHY WIFE / ISLET / TWO WOUNDED BIRDS / LOGO / SOPHIE BARKER / YAAKS / MZ BRATT / BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT / D/R/U/G/S / LIAM BAILEY / MAVERICK SABRE / 6 DAY RIOT / STARSLINGER / BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH / CARMEN ROSA / ELLEN & THE ESCAPADES / KYLA LA GRANGE / OCTOBER / POST WAR YEARS / TREEFIGHT FOR SUNLIGHT / MARCUS FOSTER
DJ Sets From:
FATBOY SLIM / GROOVE ARMADA PRESENT RED LIGHT / ZANE LOWE / ANNIE MAC PRESENTS / HI TEK SOUL STARRING KEVIN SAUNDERSON & DERRICK MAY / BESTIVAL ALL GONE PETE TONG / DERRICK CARTER / JOY ORBISON / ANDREW WEATHERALL / ANDY C & MC GQ / CONGO NATTY / LOEFAH / DJ DEREK / SKRILLEX / CLAUDE VONSTROKE / TENSNAKE / DOORLY / JULIO BASHMORE / JAM CITY / BOK BOK / EMALKAY / DJ FRESH / DJ HYPE & IC3 / TIM GREEN / THE NEXTMEN / KRAFTY KUTS - INSTANT VIBES / A SKILLZ / MISTAJAM / SOUL JAZZ SOUNDSYSTEM / HORSE MEAT DISCO / DISCO BLOODBATH / REGGAE ROAST / TRUE TIGER / ROBERT LUIS
Plus Our Sound System Partners:
HYPERDUB - KODE 9 & THE SPACEAPE, JOKER, KING MIDAS SOUND, NOMAD
RINSE - SKREAM & BENGA, ZINC, JAMIE GEORGE, ROSKA, P MONEY
NUMBERS FEAT JACKMASTER & SPENCER, AND DEADBOY
MODULAR SOUNDSYSTEM /
DIGITAL SOUNDBOY SOUNDSYSTEM ft. SHY FX / BREAKAGE / B. TRAITS With DONAEO / YOUNGMAN & STAMINA MC
Thats the latest announcement. There was a load of acts announced last year and there's more to be announced in the future, amazingly.
ah, yeah, i meant the full list currently announced (SORRY!)
this is my favourite line up of the summer. it's fucking awesome.
It's going to be amazing.
Hopefully someone will sneak out the stage times shortly. Let's not have an Emeralds/ HEALTH clash please.
This could make quite a bit of difference for me.
which i very much disapprove of
Mogwai will be on Friday because they're doing other shows on Saturday and Sunday. PJ Harvey's website says she'll be on Saturday, so I'd assume she's second headliner on the man stage.
sunshine and cloud for the majority of the weekend according to forecast today.
...altho no one can predict the weather this far out with any accuracy unfortunately.
I am going as Flava Flav which should be good fun - got most of the costume sorted, just currently sussing out my gold tooth options.
Altho, to black up or not...
for the running order, minus the actual times!!
Hope by some miracle Mogwai, Brian Wilson and Public Enemy don't clash. Seem to be loads more stages than 2009 as well.
i'm reasonably hopeful that pendulum and Mogwai will clash.
DJ Shaddow and Modeselektor look like they might clash :(
if robyn clashes with anyone good im going to cry
They are both on the main stage and Rob said somewhere that someone like Beardyman might go on before Public Enemy to fill in the Odd Future gap.
Cure on the Saturday are 21:30 to 00:00
Bjork on the Sunday is 21:00 to 22:30
Does anyone know when they're announcing all the stage times?
I'd like to attempt to plan to see some bands.
...once the phone apps go live which is usually around tomorrow/Thursday time. I'll keep my eye out and link them up if I come across them.
basically programs aren't free any more because "in 2008 poeple took handfuls and left them lying around" - a, i don't buy the fact that they couldn't keep it to one per person, afterall, it works at glastonbury... also that year was really wet, so i wouldn't be surprised if they left because they got soaked.
but my argument isn't really that programs used to be part of the £115 entry in 2007, and are now not part of the £170 entry...
the PR team seem to be saying that they don't think it's fair to provide information that people have to pay (£8 for the program or £3 for tha app (I by the way bought one last year which didn't work all weekend)) dispite the fact that every other festival releases the info. they have said that if they provide the times before hand, people won't buy the programs, which then wastes paper. CODSWALLOP i say!
i think it's ridiculous that a festival that is trying to publicise lots of bands is making it harder for me to find these new bands, as i don't know which ones i will have time to see. there are far too many for me to go through the whole flaming line up. if Reading/Glastonbury/Sonisphere/any other large festival can function with people knowing the times of the bands before the event, why the flaming heck can't Bestival.
I went every year, bar ONE from 2004-8. 2004-06 was, really, a completely different festival from what it probably is now (yeah, blah blah) - small capacity, I'm *sure* there were less than 10 stages. In 2005 the early bird tickets I got for me and my mates were £50 and it really was excellent. 2008 was obviously spoiled by the awful rain, and the next year some of my friends went and said there were a few knobheads about. As much as I'd love to go this year cos of the absurdly amazing line up, and coming from the Isle of Wight makes it more special than most fests, it pains me a bit to see it expand so hugely within the space of a few years at the expense of the amazing atmosphere it had in the first few years.
Still, fair play to Rob Da Bank et al, the line up this year is cracking, Robin Hill is a really special place. I hope you guys have fun and my fingers are crossed for NO RAIN!
according to Bestival forum, due to the bad weather.
Might be a good move.
- and the pathetic excuses of the bestival team for not releasing it, the more angry i get. it is really, really winding me up.
apart from that though I AM SO EXCITED!!!!
I think they still might be finalising some of it.
They were printing them this weekend apparently.
Most of it is on the app now isn't it? Once the rest of it is on there (any day now) it'll get uploaded to interweb I'm sure.
also what about people who don't HAVE smartphones? like me! it really annoys me how everyone just assumes everyone has a smartphone these days.
and you'll be wanting to save battery during the fest, not constantly be on your phone.
I just reckon someone will post it online in the next few days.
For now, I'm checking that efestivals page to see what bands are playing on what days.
And I'm not arguing a case either. This is a Besty decision, not mine.
and even if it was the case they could still release it for free on wednesday or thursday. i paid £180 for a ticket, i should be allowed to bloody well know what time bands are on and what the clashes are.
they have everyones email address's through buying the tickets why not send out a PDF a few days before with the times/stages!!
i meant to this piecesofreece below!
go team reephia!! x
I'm not paying for programme and I think after having forked £18) + travel to get to the damn thing and back, you should get one included for free.
but they are being money grabbing pooheads about it
...doing the rounds on Twitter. Can't check as am at work.
it doesn't have all the stages though and im not sure if it has proper times. can't see it yet or link to it as i only have facebook on my phone and it's not a smartphone
...here it is:
...slightly different format here:
when are Venetian Snares playing?
who put LFO on between 3 and 4am?
I'm not leaving until tomorrow morning - crack of dawn job too :(
If anyone sees an incredibly pale Flava Flav then do say hello.
There is something quite special about Bestival. You can't help but be left with a smile on your face.
Emeralds! Band of the weekend for me. That was the best set I've seen them do. Blew away ATP and Luminaire a few years ago. And there was no one there!? Walked in as they were about to start, straight up to the barrier. I will never get a better view of one of their shows again. Compare the crowd for Metronomy. That was insane. There is no justice.
Bestival hit its apex for me on Sunday night because we went from Emeralds straight to Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson playing one of the best DJ sets I've heard. I am biased coz I'm a Detroit Techno fan, but this was classic stuff and sustained the high we were on after Emeralds. Dancing all the way!
Enjoyed Tweak Bird, Health, Oneohtrix Point Never (who I was really excited to see), Global Communication (who were given a bad time slot surely - don't want ambient at 7.30 in the evening in the Big Top), LFO (on real late but worth the wait), and Mogwai were brilliant. Played some classics (Fear Satan, 2 Rights make 1 wrong, Hunted by a Freak) and were band of the day on Friday.
Pleasantly surprised by: Mount Kimbie - hadn't heard them before but just the ticket for me at that time. Graham Coxon - not a Blur fan but Mr Coxon was more raw and noisy on his guitar than I was expecting. The toilets - in great condition all weekend. Can't fault them at all. The food - most of it was top grub. Festival food goes up in the world. Did anyone have a Pure Pie??! And the Lemon Drizzle cake courtesy of the WI was delicious too.
Nice to have some ale on the bars too. The fact I can be home from site in an hour is a luxury. I didn't envy the people with a long journey back.
Surprised by the lack of reaction to what was an amazing, amazing, amazing weekend.
Mogwai - 5th time I've seen the 'Gwai, possibly the best. Thought they'd get drowned out by the obnoxious skronking of Magnetic Man on the main stage but they were so, so, so loud. Even the quiet bits were loud.
Brian Wilson - He can barely move these days, but his band are so tight and he has one of the best back catalogues of any touring musician to draw from. Absolutely mesmerising.
DJ Yoda - Loads of fun, stumbled into this by accident. Him and the brass band were amazing.
Village People - Glorified karaoke, but who cares? Probably the most crowdpleasing festival set I've ever seen.
Don't really have any lowlights performance wise, I don't think I saw a single objectively bad band. Oneohtrix Point Never didn't really work mid-afternoon on an outdoor stage, The Drums were pretty bland and Bjork's decision to play nearly all new stuff was quite frustrating. I like that they have so many more stages this year, but I'd prefer it if they were all a bit further apart because every stage had at least one other's sound bleeding into it (could barely hear Frank Turner at Sailor Jerry's). The food was mostly very good aside from some questionable tasting chicken I got from the noodle place and in general there was so much to see and do. Loved the fancy dress too, I'm desperately looking for a picture of the Simon and Garfunkel I saw on Saturday morning.
Like I said, brilliant weekend. And yeah, my 11 hour journey back in sodden clothing wasn't the best.
but apart from that it was great. Loads of great stuff on, especially on Sunday.
Wish they'd rearranged a few things for Saturday though. Sunday seemed to be so top-heavy with great stuff and there was just this huge gap between PJ Harvey and Claude Von Stroke for good dance music on Saturday instead.
Is it April Fool's Day today or am I missing some kind of jokey punchline here?
The Cure were utterly incredible, one of the best live performances I've ever seen in over twenty-five years of watching bands and easily one of the top 3 highlights of the 13 festivals I've covered this summer.
...for a Saturday night headline slot it's hard to know what else they could have possibly pulled out of the bag - two and a half hours where they even played all the hits that they'd probably drop for a non-festival slot so they everyone could have a dance. Seeing the celebratory reaction of the crowd to some of their songs suggest that everyone around me thought they were pretty awesome too.
there was a constant stream of people getting bored and leaving from pretty close to the front. Even the person who was a huge Cure fan out of our group admitted Robert Smith sounded like he just couldn't be arsed. The rest of us were just really bored. PJ was miles miles better just beforehand and shortening her set for that was just a total waste...
never seen NMH live. Just can't understand why anyone thought that was a great set. There was more life and energy in Brian Wilson.
would not play a two-and-a-half hour, 32 song set including two encores consisting of 12 songs! That is all.
that two and a half hours is what was scheduled. Of course they're going to fullfil their contract so they get paid.
I enjoy the cure on album, it was something I was excited to see. But it was very difficult defending that to my mates who I dragged along to see them when they're quite rightly pointing out the shitty performance.
Bands aren't just allocated times. They're mutually agreed. Also, the times are meant to be guides with the finish time being a limit, not exact lengths, hence the reason Bjork finished at 10:45 rather than 11pm as stated in the programme.
As stated earlier, a band that couldn't be arsed
would not play a two-and-a-half hour, 32 song set.
I'd say it's pretty evenly split judging from the people I talked to and the reaction to their mention arund the festival the next day. I get that the cure die-hards loved it but for a lot of the rest of us it was a real shame that there wasn't much else on at the same time so we could find something better to listen to.
But I really enjoyed them, definitely not a bad performance by any measure. You're the first person I've heard say anything negative about their set.
Were you actually at Bestival?
you should have seen tribes!
i missed them because i was watching the cure (and adoring it)
Robert Smith seemed like he was actually enjoying himself, particularly during the encore and Simon Gallup certainly was. While its always going to be difficult to please everyone when you've such an extensive back catalogue as they have the 32 songs they delivered impeccably on Saturday was as near as dammit to perfection as I've witnessed anywhere all summer.
As a long time Cure fan I tend to favour the slightly less commercial tracks myself but the guys that I watched it with certainly enjoyed the performance. I'd assured my girlfriend that they never played tracks like The Lovecats and Caterpillar anymore only for them to be pulled out of the bag.
Setlist here for anyone reading this that's interested:
That's why he had Pearson Sound, Appleblim, Night Slugs, Numbers, Africa Hitech, Claude Von Stroke, Joy O, Bashmore, ONP, Emeralds, Nosaj Thing and a shit load of other stuff on this weekend. Man's got no idea what's happening in music. Nor does he try and push great stuff on people by, for example, sticking Pearson Sound on Thursday night with only one other thing to go to so everyone can get to experience the Hessle sound...
...and with it being voted festival of the year last year too. What a strange thing to say.
you're a bit out of touch with music nowadays then. Maybe you should call it a day...
dropping tons of roughed up new Hessle cuts as well as Rustie, Loefah and a bunch of new ones of his own. He was immense.
Though I've always enjoyed his sets anyway. He takes a few risks and he's a bit too fond of overlong synth washes but that's usually only a couple of minutes out of an hour and a half...
Bjork was great (even the new stuff), and also really enjoyed The Cure. Even if they did go on a bit.
Saw some fantastic smaller stuff as well, Emeralds were great.
Emeralds (set cut a little short though)
the food options
Hercules and Love Affair
Oneotrix Point Never (I really liked the outdoor daytime vibe - perfect hangover/comedown cure)
Dry The River
It really is a great festival.
He sounded excellent.
But he made me cry numerous times. It was spellbinding.
Highlights: DJ Yoda and his massive brass band
Bjork (even though she played mainly new stuff)
DJ Shadow (really really enjoyed his new stuff and his pod set up was incredible)
The conga line in Omar Souleyman
The horned bohemian rhapsody before Noah & the whale and everyone singing alone
The opera in the ambient forest
The Arcadia stage
The Bollywood area in general
Flavour Flavs admition that he lost his virginity when he was 6
The general relaxed vibe of the whole festival. Everyone was so nice
Joy Orbison's set. So refreshing
Free yoghurt in the alpro soya tent
Lowlights: Grandmaster Flash (the kind of set I hear in my local club)
Falling asleep at the start of primal scream and having to go back to the tents
The cue for a bus on Monday
Seeing Magnetic Man instead of Mogwai
My friend losing her wellies and only pair of shoes for the festival
half old and half new. to me there's nothing wrong with making half your set new songs. would've been disappointed if it had been the same songs i'd heard her play before.
thought the cure and joker were good. best of the 3 times i've heard joker.
don't think there was a 'huge gap for good dance music' between pj harvey and von stroke. pj harvey isn't good dance music anyway. within that 5 and a half hours you had andy weatherall, joakim, l-vis 1990, jam city, bok bok, totally enourmous extinct dinosaurs, skream, brackles, marcus nasty, rustie, black devil disco club. sounds like you're hard to please.
brightonb saying da bank is out of touch with music and should call it a day? come on, you like funky and roska, marcus nasty, funkystepz and lil silva played this year. what more do you want?
pearson sound was incredible, anyone know the last song he played? and who was djing with oneman?
iaminterested- you've mentioned 3 bands as highlights and 2 of them clashed directly.
good weekend, though disappointed with public enemy, toots and the maytals, primal scream and dj shadow.
whitetop mountaineers were super.
I remember her playing A hidden Place, Joga, Where is the Line?, and Declare Independence. Tbf I did miss the encore. I wasn't complaining though! She was one of my favourites.
she also played Isobel and hyperballad but it was a 9 - 7 split new to old. still insanely good... well, except for the fact that the majority of the people near seemed to think it was the best place to have a lovely catch up, then get indignant when we told them to shut the fuck up. CUNTS.
ultra thiszz by Rustie. Jackmaster was b2b with Oneman.
Popped into both the Bolloywood and Roller Disco tents to check out what was going on. Skream was dire and I couldn't tell whether Night Slugs were any good since the bass was totally fucked in the Bollywood tent at the time. All we got for night slugs was tinny beats and no bass. Also Rustie was on before PJ Harvey.
Primals - wow
Doorly - bouncy
Tall Ships - im glad i caught these!!
Graham coxon - ferocious
Mogwai - Mindblowing
Toots n maytals - skanktastic
Erol Alkan for an hour or so!
Arcadia and Lords of Lightning by the arcadia after a DJ set by who I cant remember but they randomly finished off with a PULP track!!
Queing to and from the hovercraft at ryde to get to the festival site and the pushing twats down there too!
Missing a few artists i really wanted to see but couldnt due to the clashes!
Will definately be goign again next year!
Without a doubt my highlight of the weekend.
...by the time LFO came on. Shame as would love to have seen them :(
she also played one day and sonnets/ unrealities. it was an 8-8 split new/old.
cheers for that rustie tune, remember him playing that. wasn't what i was looking for though. i might be muddled up. thought the last song sounded like it had a sample from the jaws theme. any idea?
the bloke i saw spinning with oneman for about 1/2 an hour on rbma wasn't jackmaster, although he was hanging about. this man had a beard and was stocky.
someone has mentioned lfo further up. he was great and about the right time for that sort of thing.
anyone listen to oh land? would've liked to have gone, but the cure were really good.
I'll be honest, I barely looked at the stage during that set. Too busy dancing.
That Rustie tune was definitely the last of the night for Pearson. The one before it sounded like one of Pearson's own ones to be honest. Big synth wash and syncopated drums to build up to Rustie. Hadn't heard it before though so no idea if it's a Pearson one...
fucking awesome scenes