First band and theme announced tomorrow. Anyone got any ideas who it's going to be?
probably Hot Chip as well.
Doubt Sunday Best could get away with putting them on at both.
60% of the bands and artists at Camp Bestival tend to also play Bestival.
Hot Chip have played twice in about 4 years though
is Orbital i believe
Not seen them in years, they are so good live
...at Royal Albert Hall in April :)
Wouldn't be surprised if New Order were also down to play.
Is hedlining Reading (co-headlining one night with Kasabian!), so not Bestival. She's massive!
New Order sound a good bet but normally seem tied up with Festival Republic, 2nd stage Reading headliner or Phoenix is a safe bet.
good. She's just sold enough records for Festival Republic to deem her a Reading headliner.
I called the XX!
Not headlining though. Any thoughts on who might be?
find out next Tuesday one of them...
The XX, Orbital, Sigur Ros, Justice, Spiritualized and Hot Chip.... and none of these are headlining.
First headliner confirmed as new order. Friendly fires and death in Vegas added as well.
could be good though.
'Brainfeeder presents Thundercat, The Gaslamp Killer, Teebs, Lapalux, Jeremiah Jae & DJ Kutmah'
Sounds so good. I wanna go now just for that. They should get FlyLo and Martyn and Tokimonsta and Ras G as well though.
...including Chairlift, Bat for Lashes, SBTRKT, Grimes, Factory Floor & Forest Swords
Placebo for Bestival?
apparently Portishead are in the running, though i don't know who made that rumour up
He was great at Glastonbury, but I was a wreck, so I'd like to try it again
until i had to sit down and blacked out and had to do sicky on the ground next to me, missed half the set.
FUCK EVERYONE GOING
are all the vendors selling for the same price?
Not long now boys and girls, anyone else going?
Off the top of my head, most excited about-
Bat for Lashes (although not so pumped about the new song)
Most excited about Sigur Ros, First Aid Kit, Stevie Wonder, Blawan, Major Lazer, the Numbers showcase thing (Jackmaster, Oneman, Redinho etc), Julio Bashmore and loads of other stuff I can't quite remember at the moment.
Once again, one of the best and most eclectic line-ups of the summer.
Good work Rob et al...
It looks like it's going be the biggest one yet, it must be nearing 100,000 now
there's not that much room to expand the site
but also had not increased the number of tickets sold.
Most looking forward to:
loads of other DJs and stuff :D
Whats everyone doing for costumes? I've not been before - does everyone get really into it? Best idea we've got is going as some kind of flowers, with vines and shit. Sounds lame though.
That they haven't increased tickets sold. I forgot about Four Tet/Caribou, that too.
I'm going to be a fox, I went two years ago and on Saturday (the traditional dress up day) I would say about 97% of people make a really grand effort with their costumes which is quite spectacular to see on a large scale.
So far I'll definitely take a look at;
Inner City / Kevin Saunderson
De La Soul
Four Tet / Caribou
Who am I missing out on? Something electronic (preferably techno) would be ace. Line up is here: http://2012.bestival.net/line-up
Also, past bestival experiences anyone?
Maya Jane Coles
Numbers Showcase - Saw same basic line up at Prima, pretty awesome & diverse little crew
Hessle Audio stuff - Especially Pearson Sound, but Pangaea & Ben UFO too
Ach, I'm gonna stop there... you've got me depressed. Such a good line up. Haven't even looked at the bands...
And obviously, go see Factory Floor play at every opportunity, even if they do play all the time every week. Oh Disclosure is live too, that'll be good.
Ah Kevin Saunderson with Inner City, that's gonna be insane.
I just looked again, and there's so much I missed off, but I'm gonna lay off before I brashly buy a ticket.
To be honest though electronic music wise, last year was much better. Kevin Saunderson was there with Derrick May.
Still though, fuck me this is going to be good. Haven't had a decent party this whole summer.
Seriously though, really jealous of everyone going, need to go back to Bestival (even if I will be at Dimensions at the time this year so can't complain too much).
Are two bands well worth watching...
How much booze can you get in?
They don't really search outfits though so you could slip something in if you're creative. There's a few stages outside the main arena too, the Psychadelic Worm and the Polka tent both were last year so it's whatever you can carry around there.
cram it around your waist line
day splits and stages and stuff are here http://forums.sundaybest.net/site/forums/viewforum.php?forumId=8&name=Bestival%20Banter&showthread=13145
A Blawan/Sigur Ros or Stevie Wonder looks like a distinct possibility too.
see you there
on the Replay with Rob da Bank stage.
I keep on looking at the lineup and being amazed by how much great stuff they have on the smaller stages. El-P, for example. Madness.
There's normally a spreadsheet knocking around by now and I don't have a smartphone to be able to get the app. Had a look on the Bestival forum and...nothing. Anyone?
though I'm told times are properly released to the app at 6pm this eve so expect changes.
Will check tonight also.
There are some seriously shit clashes. Alt-J clashing with Django Django AND Soulwax is a massive kick in the balls...
i currently have a kids elephant trunk and some socks for ears. probably going to have the worst costume there.. :/
I was going to make a flower costume but just couldn't be arsed by the end.
King Khan and Sage Francis clashing. And El-P and Stevie.
...or was there much more on later in previous years? I might have just been drunk and delusional and thought more was going on than it was, but I swear that line up is earlier than it all used to be.
Seeing Neon Indian at Bestival and Primavers has really hammered home to me how bad English festival scheduling is.
of Bestival Radio is here all weekend;
Porcelain Raft at 7pm should be bloody lovely.
Anyone else home yet?
Thought they were alright personally, the sound bleeding through from the Big Top (as it does every year) was my main issue with their set. Good weekend all in all, too many people and a pretty dire mainstage lineup meant it didn't live up to last year though.
Really enjoyed: Major Lazer, 2ManyDJs, Justice, Stevie Wonder, Doom and some others.
Pretty rubbish: SBTRKT (no presence at all, one of my friends thought they were comperes until one of them started drumming), Bat for Lashes (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz).
I thought it would be ruined by people talking all the way through it (or at least until they played Hoppipolla) , but down the front it was mainly ok (and you couldn't hear the noise from the big top). Mind you, I enjoyed Bat for Lashes beforehand.
Other good stuff - Death in Vegas, Orbital, Friendly Fires, New Order (in parts), Errors, The Lovely Eggs on the bandstand stage, Palma Violets, Horrors, Jeffrey Lewis...
The David Icke talk in the amphitheatre on Friday was...interesting.
I think I agree about there being too many people there. Hot Chip on Thursday night was pretty much unbearable and watching Stevie Wonder was like being at the Pyramid Stage of Glastonbury (although at the same time Spiritualized were playing to about 200 people in the Big Top).
Our team beat Hot Chip in the Sounds Familiar music quiz, and I won 2 tickets for next year in the Daily Bugle twitter competition!
Eventually we moved to behind the further back screen and sacrificed being able to see for (admittedly perfect) sound. The set list was perfect: Hafsol, Glosoli and (predictably) Festival were all great.
Liked what I saw of Orbital (from outside the tent), didn't bother with Hot Chip but my friends had the same problem as you and left after one song. I have a love/hate relationship with the Big Top; nearly all of my favourite Bestival sets over the years have been in there but it's too small and the sound always, always ruins something on the mainstage (Fleet Foxes in 2009 was borderline inaudible because of Skream). I think they should move it to the far end of the Fire Field and just have burger vans and whatnot at the top of the hill.
also caught the end of New Order which was v poor and Spiritualized who were ok but fairly boring...and no "Broken Heart" ... :(
about 20 minutes late (possibly due of the size of the crowd - there were no apparent technical problems) and the first song they played was about 15 minutes long so only actually played 4 songs in total. Nothing off Ladies and Gentleman... at all (although Walkin' with Jesus was great).
The mics were faulty. Doggen confirmed this after the show. The set was cut by 20 minutes as a result.
Didn't see any roadies scrambling around on stage beforehand checking equipment so we assumed everything was ok.
and yeah the first track seemed to go on for an age.
the site was massive, so much on.
musical highlights for me: Gary Numan, Willis Earl Beale, Jeffery Lewis, BEAK>, First Aid Kit, DE LA SOUL
would love to go again. Crammed ourselves back in the van after Stevies fireworks.
MADE nearly £40 from picking up cups/cans on the way/way back from the arena... unbelievable!!
That was an utterly glorious four days. Haven't had so much fun since... I don't know when. Of who I saw full sets live in chronological order
Django Django: 7/10: A slightly above average performance but nothing particularly stood out. Pleasant, but I'd never pay to see them at a stand alone gig.
The Horrors: 6/10: Bland, meandering set with a rightfully subdued crowd. Have been much more enjoyable when I've seen them before.
JJ Doom: 5/10: Terrible, poorly mixed performance. Chaotic and uncomfortably structured. The only highlight was hearing the guy accompanying DOOM shouting 'Isle Of Wight!' in between songs.
SBTRKT: 7.5/10: Nice little set at the perfect timing. Nothing mindblowing, but it did the job well enough
Kevin Saunderson (feat Inner City live): 9/10: The worst thing about this was that I had to leave 10 minutes early as I was a bit too far gone. An astounding, nearly flawless performance. Managed to convert pretty much everyone I took with me into liking him too. Good life was stunning.
De La Soul: 7/10: Played a few classics but the stage presence was pretty dire. Perfectly suited for a late afternoon performance.
Brainfeeder presents: First Artist: 8/10: Another gorgeous performance with a pretty receptive crowd (despite the hour and a half delay). I don't actually know who it was however.
Brainfeeder presents: Teebs: 9/10: Everything I expected from him and more. Played a fair few bangers from Ardour surrounded by a mix of stunning soundscapes and warped beats. Glorious and one of the most beautiful sets of the weekend.
The 2 Bears (DJ set): 8/10: Pleasant and upbeat set.
Coldcut (DJ set): 7/10: Good, but too littered with classics that seemed a bit uninspiring.
New Order: 8.5/10: Came to watch them not expecting much and left with a huge interest in their back catalogue. Feel like an idiot for checking out endless post-punk and always ignoring them. Energetic and powerful.
DJ Yoda: 7.5/10: Nice little late night set doing exactly what he does best, succinct highlights of popular songs mixed with added instrumentals.
Roots Manuva: 6.5/10: Pleasant but almost entirely forgettable.
DOOM: 7.5/10: Played all the hits in a short but sweet performance. Great to hear them live but I don't think he'll either be a mindblowing performer.
Sigur Ros: 7.5/10: They really did need to play at night, it just felt odd seeing them in the daylight. Beautiful stuff, but felt a bit formulaic, plus most of the newer material seemed a bit underwhelming.
Stevie Wonder: 7/10: I was surrounded by people telling me it was the greatest thing they'd ever seen, plus the crowd reaction was truly outstanding. It just left me a bit cold unfortunately, and I could never really get into it. I didn't hate it or love it, I mostly just felt a bit indifferent.
Four Tet / Caribou B2B set: 8.5/10: Perfect for a post-Stevie dance. Destroyed the floor with a fair few techno monsters. Just what was needed.
Orbital: 8.5/10: Only managed to catch the later half of their set which was mainly comprised of their older material. Was rather surprised by just how good it was and just how old the audience was (the average age seemed about 35). All in all, a lot of fun. Anything from The Brown Album seemed to go down spectacularly.
Lastly can someone please tell me the fourth song of the Caribou / Four Tet B2B set? It was a pounding, building techno track that built and built to twice release to a simple rhythm. It's infuriating me that I don't know what it is as it's utterly phenomenal.
I won't hesitate to buy a ticket for next year. Everything I could ask for in a festival.
They only played one new song I think, which was Varuo and seemed to be quite well received. Personally I really enjoyed Doom too, his set lacked a lot of the faff you sometimes get with hip-hop sets at festivals (the "Doom symbol" not withstanding).
By 'new' material by Sigur Ros I meant from their last album as well, which seems new to me but isn't at all really. To be honest I just wanted to them to play Agaetis Byrjun and a few hits from Takk and (). Shouldn't really complain though, they were still rather powerful.
I'm confused. The Sunday afternoon Doom set in the Big Top was the one I liked. Pretty sure Sigur Ros only played one from their last album too. One from Von, two from AB, two from (), three from Takk and one from the Endalaust one and the new one. Can see what you mean though, but for me the Sigur Ros setlist was only E-Bow away from being perfect.
JJ Doom played their first ever live set together Friday night at the Rizlab (and about 30 minutes late too). Don't worry about missing it, it was a flop.
going to guess Daphi - Ye Ye http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUFQbc5ymrw
Anyone know the 4th track from the Four Tet / Caribou B2B set? It was a techno monster that slowly built to glorious noise then released to a very basic rhythm. It did this twice throughout the song and blew me away. I've heard it before but can't remember the name of it. Cheers.
They played that around then and it was massive :D
It just sounded like a normal techno track, unlike anything by Caribou or Four Tet. It was much heavier and darker than that. Cheers anyway, I'll still go hunting for it.
'cos this is quite new...two "releases"
Thank you so much. So much torment has gone into me looking for that track, my god it's glorious.
I'm shocked that it isn't a huge hit as it bloody deserves to be. What an amazing song.
Just had a feeling it would be that. Untitled 2 is good as well.
Ask him on Twitter - he would probably reply.
About how Sigur Ros, Justice and Stevie among others were amazing but it got eaten up and I cannae be bothered rewriting.
So what I will say is that one of my favourite finds of the week was the hilarious Kate Lucas. Check out this Youtube video (guy laughing too loud is annoying but I'm pretty sure I sounded the same during here set! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv2k7VUnOPA (NB not for the easily offended, highlight is the song at 5:38 in).
Reported to to travelling back from Bestival :(
and I thought it was fantastic. So lucky with the weather too.
My only gripe is that it did often feel like there were too many people there, the arena was always heaving, particularly the Friday night around the time the XX were playing.
The horrid amount of Toplads™ off their tits on ketamine was pretty shit.
did anyone catch four tets live set in the psychedelic worm tent? that was excellent
Saw it announced on twitter about 15 minutes beforehand. It was excellent and most unexpected.
Bit annoyed that Factory Floor cancelled though, seemingly at short notice as there were no announcements anywhere.
news about the crash :(