BESTIVAL ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW STAGE: THE SPACEPORT HEADLINERS: DIPLO / CARL COX HOUSE CLASSICS / FATBOY SLIM

The Port is dead. Long live The Spaceport! 

HMS Bestival has vanished in mysterious circumstances. Investigations are underway, but as the enigma deepens and the conspiracy theories grow, the ship’s fate remains unclear. As the future unfolds, and human horizons expand beyond the planet, The Port, devoid of its antiquated maritime attraction, will evolve into a new kind of universal berth. A colossal cosmodrome. The Spaceport.

Rob da Bank says: “Be under no illusions my futuristic friends… This stage is going to blow your mind and take you interstellar like no other stage before… This is The Future of the dance. HMS Bestival, our trusty old ship, has sunk or otherwise been sucked down a Bermuda Triangle shaped whirlpool, and thus we are reinventing Robin Hill’s sacred rave space once more with a spaceship the likes Planet Earth has never witnessed. 

“A veritable space oddity standing seven storeys high The Spaceport will beam out music day and night, lit by lasers with giant astronauts floating across the sky. Prepare for take-off, take your protein pills and put your helmet on. See you at The Spaceport in t-minus 196 days and counting…” 

Featuring a vast rocket standing more than 20 metres high at its centre, The Spaceport is a laser-loaded mega-structure featuring a truly state of the art db audio array processing sound system, guaranteed to smash out epic low-end, with lighting design from Lite Alt Design’s world renowned Paul Normandale, whose previous credits include the Chemical Brothers, Coldplay and the Tate Modern Turbine Hall. The Spaceport is a unique step in the advancement of sound and vision, where next-level partying isn’t just an ambition, it’s a promise.

As well as a main stage date with Major Lazer, the mighty Diplo will also be making a separate appearance headlining our brand new stage.  A true innovator and originator, when Diplo first brought his Mad Decent Soundsystem to rip up Bestival 2009 the night was truly legendary, so expect more of the same and a lot more besides.

Rave pioneer, three-deck wizard, label don and über producer, Carl Cox is lined up for some very special headline excursions at The Spaceport. A mainstay of contemporary dance culture over the last three decades, we’re super-excited that he’ll be joining our futurescape playing an unmissable, career-spanning House Classics set.

He’s headlined the main stage (twice), he’s played Bollywood, the Big Top, and even a sneaky set or two in the hidden disco, so when we asked our great friend and serial rave god Fatboy Slim back this year, there was only ever one place we wanted him to play; on our epic new stage, The Spaceport!

The Spaceport’s full line-up will be announced very soon, plus we have one more main stage headliner, and more music, madness and mayhem to unveil. The future really is here. Join us.

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BESTIVAL TICKET LINKS & INFORMATION:                                                     

www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets, 0844 888 4410

2016 EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES – PHASE 2

Adult Ticket (entry from Thursday or Friday) – £190

Adult Premium ‘Wild Copse’ Camping Ticket – £299 (more info)

Student Ticket (entry from Thursday or Friday) – £180

(For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office. No other student ID accepted)

Teen (age 13-17) Ticket – £120

Teen (age 13-17) Premium ‘Wild Copse’ Camping Ticket – £149.50 (more info)

Child (age 12 & under) Ticket – Free (but you must obtain a ticket)

Child (age 12 & under) Premium ‘Wild Copse’ Camping Ticket – Free (more info)

VIP Ticket (Standard Camping) – £295

VIP Ticket (Wild Copse Camping) – £390

Campervan Tickets – £90 (per vehicle) (more info)

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket – £100 (One car only per caravan/trailer tent, no exceptions – more info)

Advance Car Parking – £15

– All Tickets will incur a booking fee

– There are no Day Tickets

– All Tickets incur a £1 donation to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust* (see below for further info)

Weekly Payment Plan

WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN

Bestival’s ground breaking weekly payment plan means you can get yourself a Bestival 2016 ticket for just £7 a week! Spreading the cost across 25 weeks, an initial £25 deposit payment (plus booking fees and p&p), followed by 24 weekly payments of around £7, gets you a ticket for the same price as paying in one go.

This offer is only available online from our official ticket partner Ticketline: www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets

ISLE OF WIGHT YOUTH TRUST CHARITY DONATION

Once again this year we are adding on a £1 charity donation onto all Bestival tickets. The money raised will go directly to the Isle Of Wight Youth Trust (Reg Charity no. 1087163) to help fund their fantastic work offering counselling and support to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight. The Bestival Foundation is also a proud supporter of the Youth Trust.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BESTIVAL PLEASE CONTACT GET INVOLVED – 020 7604 2944:

NATIONAL PRESS CHLOE MUNTS – chloe@getinvolvedltd.com

REGIONAL PRESS & BROADCAST AIDAN BYRNE – aidan@getinvolvedltd.com
ONLINE & STUDENT: MOLLY DIXON molly@getinvolvedltd.com 

 

Ventnor Fringe expands with International Festival

An intimate gig by Liverpool’s rising Psychedelic pop trio Stealing Sheep and an underground party with Belgian Electro-swing outfit Boogie Belgique are among the first events to be announced for the inaugural Ventnor International Festival, which will run alongside the successful Ventnor Fringe on the Isle of Wight.
Run by the Fringe team, the International Festival will combine a selection of unique events in locations both traditional and unconventional. Together with the open access Fringe, in which any artist can apply to take part and keep 100% of their ticket sales, the two events will showcase a huge programme of music, theatre, film, comedy, spoken word and visual arts in more than 20 different venues from the 9th – 14th August 2016.
Described by The Sunday Times as “…rapidly becoming the country’s most surprising and inspirational multidisciplinary arts festival” the Ventnor Fringe hosted well over 300 performers in 2015 with record breaking ticket sales.

The Fringe is also delighted to announce today the creation of a new Festival Hostel, providing affordable accommodation from £17.50pn. Details and tickets for all events are available from www.vfringe.co.uk.

For more information, contact Jack Whitewood, Festival Director, Ventnor Fringe Festival, E-mail: jack@vfringe.co.uk

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The 2016 Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea: bringing together sailors, pirates, bards and story tellers (June 18-July 3)

The world’s leading annual solo sailing race, the Solitaire Bompard – Le Figaro comes to Cowes on the Isle of Wight in 2016 from June 22 to 26.

A new highlight for the Isle of Wight’s Festival of the Sea, which this year runs from June 18 to July 3, the race will also bring with it one of the most eye-catching five-day coastal events to be seen anywhere around the UK coastline this summer.

The Solitaire Race Village in Cowes will be free to visit during five full days fun, and will include food markets, a drinks bar, live music, plus an opportunity for those who want to try their hands at sailing on the Solent – courtesy of the sailing academy UKSA. Alongside the live entertainment, there will be a host of interactive family-friendly stands and activities.

Portsmouth has had the America’s Cup, Southampton has had the Volvo Ocean Race and this is being seen as another chance to reaffirm Cowes as the UK and Europe’s sailing capital. A genuine spectacle of the sea, and a showcase of top level sailing, the Solitaire is sure to attract crowds from both the island and mainland to the Isle of Wight.

Solitaire Bompard – Le Figaro takes just over a month to complete and has a reputation of pushing competitors to the edge – one man, one boat, 1,500 miles of rough seas, harsh weather and little sleep!

The Isle of Wight is one of four venues playing host to this world-class sporting event in 2016. Starting from Deauville – a grand French town twinned with Cowes – on the June 19, the Solitaire competitors are expected to dock into in Cowes Yacht Haven around the June 22 after sailing 510 miles. The race will then restart in the Solent on Sunday June 26 – a spectacle not to be missed from the water, or the Parade – and from Cowes, the fleet will race to Paimpol (France), and finish in La Rochelle (France) on July 7.

Torbay was the previous UK host for the event, when 20,000 visitors passed through the Race Village in just five days. This year’s race, however, is a flagship event in the Isle of Wight’s 2016 Festival of the Sea, which has already become a leading event on the Island calendar, and brings together a host of diverse events for all the family.

Shipwreck Isle, for example, arrived on Appley Beach with a swashbuckling swagger in 2015, as the golden sands became a pirates’ paradise for one glorious day. And this year’s event on June 18 and 19 promises to be even bigger and better, with two days of fancy dress fun, and an evening of entertainment on the Saturday night. Shipwreck Isle of free of charge to visit – but all visitors are urged to dress up as a pirate for the day, to become a part of the event.

Another highlight of the 16-day Festival of the Sea is The JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Yacht Race on July 2, which will bring together 16,000 sailors and 1,600 boats for the one-day race. Only the London Marathon, and the Great North and South runs can compete for scale, as The Solent and the English Channel turn into a sea of colourful sails.

Story telling, lighthouse tours, coastal crafts, and maritime melodies will also feature on the full schedule of events in 2016. As will The Isle of Wight’s Mardi Gras, which is set to be held in Ryde on June 25, and will have a Shakespeare theme in the year which marks the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. A story told through a community performance in the Island’s biggest seaside town, the procession will be led by costumed actors and drummers representing Shakespeare and the Lord Chamberlain’s men.

Full details of The Isle of Wight’s 2016 Festival of the Sea will be found at http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/whats-on/events/festival-of-the-sea. For information on where to stay, visit http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/accommodation.

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For further information about The Isle of Wight, please contact:
Sue Emmerson, Press Officer, Visit Isle of Wight
07766 705672
sue@visitwight.co.uk

Notes to Editors
Working in partnership with Visit England, Visit Isle of Wight Ltd (VIOW) is responsible for developing tourism and attracting more visitors to the Isle of Wight. As well as the consumer website www.visitisleofwight.co.uk the DMO also operates a small industry website containing recent research and tourism news along with links to Visit England reports and opportunities www.visitwight.org

Red squirrels with wheels? It’s enough to make you go Twizy…

Already famous for being one of the few places in the UK where it’s possible to catch glimpse of a red squirrel, the Isle of Wight can promise a lot more sightings from Spring, 2016.

The only difference is that this particular colony has wheels, rather than big fluffy tails…and will have much more in common with the French postal service, than a cute species of squirrel.

New, “Red Squirrel Electric Bikes” are already available for hire on the Isle of Wight.

The same make and model of electric bike as used by the French postal service, they are fitted with a small battery-powered motor, giving a subtle power boost which makes riding into wind feel like a gentle breeze, and hills like a gentle slope.

In a nut shell, they will allow visitors to “Bicycle Island” the opportunity to cover much more ground and have more time exploring the hidden corners of the Isle of Wight than they would on a conventional bicycle.

The bikes offer a range of up to 60 miles on a single charge, and the front wheel motor provides three levels of assistance on speeds up to 15.5 mph, as well as a ‘walk assist’ mode which is useful for pushing the bike up steeper inclines.

With a lightweight aluminum frame and front suspension fork, the Red Squirrel Electric Bike comes fully equipped with a sprung comfort saddle, full mudguards to prevent clothes being affected by oil, lights, a useful rear pannier, and even a handlebar mounted USB charging point handy to boost your mobile phone or music player!  Braking is taken care of by powerful alloy V-brakes with a battery cut off for efficient stopping in all conditions.  There are charging locations across the Island.

The new colony of Red Squirrels are based at the Guildhall Visitor Information Centre in Newport, on the Isle of Wight, where a friendly team of Travel Ambassadors will always be on hand to offer ideas on places to go, and things to see.

Alternatively, details of several well-marked bicycle trails around the Island can be found at http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/inspiration/bicycle-island.  And everyone hiring a bike will receive a Bicycle Island Isle of Wight Cycle Map, featuring 12 routes from a gentle 5-miles route to Sandown, to a 16-miles run out to Cowes.  A separate 66-miles ‘Taste the Island’ route is one of the other trails available to keener cyclists.

Once named in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 World Cycling Destinations, the Isle of Wight is a year round cyclist’s paradise – with over 500 miles of cycle and bridleways weaving their way through dramatic and contrasting Island landscapes.

The Peugeot EC03 200 bikes make light work of some of the Isle of Wight’s hilly terrain, and offer visitors a great new way of exploring the Island.  As the new website address says: you’d be “nuts not to”.

For further details, visit http://www.nutsnotto.co.uk.

Hire charges range from £20 per bike for one person for half a day, to the value-for-money £120 full day hire for four bikes.

Not satisfied with already introducing this eco-friendly means of touring the Island, the Isle of Wight also plans to launch a similar opportunity from the seat of an electric powered Renault Twizy, from March 15th.  Further details will be announced shortly.

For further information about The Isle of Wight, please contact:

Sue Emmerson, Press Officer, Visit Isle of Wight, tel. 01983 521555, ext 29/07766 705672

sue@visitwight.co.uk

 

FROM ISLAND TO MOVIE-LAND: VISIT ISLE OF WIGHT SEEKS BOOST IN FILM TOURISM

Earlier this month, Visit Isle of Wight took soundings from one of the South’s premier film-making events to get a better understanding of what production companies are looking for in a location, in a bid to attracting new filmmakers to the Island.

Film Expo brings together a range of key decision makers and great contacts including directors, producers, future filmmakers, writers, make-up artists, production companies and more.  It also allows exhibitors to forge valuable new relationships, identify potential collaborators and to hear about new sector opportunities

A one-stop shop for all things to do with movies, the event was held at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on February 4th.   More than 40 Hollywood speakers were booked to appear, including John Glen, who has directed five James Bond movies and editor on three others in the hit franchise.

Screen tourism is seen as a growing phenomenon with more and more locations across the UK benefitting from a booming screen industry. From period drama to dark, contemporary stories, family fare to fantasy and sci-fi, screen exposure can help drive tourists to UK regions.

Visit Isle of Wight believes that the Island is well placed to encourage all kinds of film production and has partnered with English Heritage and Wight Media Services to set up a new venture – the Visit Isle of Wight Film TV Services Network – to smooth the way for film and television companies by offering a pool of expertise and resources – from locations advice and facilities hire to sourcing accommodation and theatrical services.

David Thornton, CEO, Visit Isle of Wight, said: “From themed visitor experiences and activities to accommodation both for visitors attracted through screen tourism and for crews filming on location, there a number of ways that tourism businesses can capitalise on television and film production.

“Whether it be a fashion ad looking for a retro-style backdrop, a TV drama searching for country house interiors or even a Hollywood blockbuster looking for the drama of a ‘Jurassic’ forest, the new Visit Isle of Wight Film TV Services Network is keen to see the Island’s scene-stealing scenery cast in a leading role – and in doing so, generate a broad range of economic benefits for the local Island economy”.

The Visit Isle of Wight Film TV Services Network is now looking for expressions of interest from Island businesses.   Those wishing to get involved in any upcoming projects should e-mail (one) high-res image and a description of the property to sue@visitwight.org

A new Isle of Wight guide, which includes a movie map of the Island will be produced to lure more movie-makers, TV and commercial production teams to the Island.  A dedicated webpage “Filming on the Isle of Wight” is also available on the VIOW website: www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/filming

For further information about The Isle of Wight, please contact:

Sue Emmerson, Press Officer, Visit Isle of Wight, tel. 01983 521555, ext 29/07766 705672

sue@visitwight.co.uk

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Notes to Editors

Image attached:

Katie Jones, Events Manager, Visit Isle of Wight, and Dave Russell, Wight Media Services, attending Film Expo South at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on February 4th.

About Visit Isle of Wight

Working in partnership with Visit England, Visit Isle of Wight Ltd (VIOW) is responsible for developing tourism and attracting more visitors to the Isle of Wight.   As well as the consumer website www.visitisleofwight.co.uk the DMO also operates a small industry website containing recent research and tourism news along with links to Visit England reports and opportunities www.visitwight.org

In 2013, Visit Isle of Wight worked with Twentieth Century Fox (Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie), in 2014 with Paramount Studios (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and again with Paramount (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension) in 2015.

Get social media updates from Visit Isle of Wight.   Go to https://www.facebook.com/VisitIOW, https://twitter.com/VisitIOW, https://instagram.com/visitisleofwight/, https://www.youtube.com/user/VisitIsleofWight, https://plus.google.com/114584030216192729120/posts

For more info about FilmExpoSouth, please visit www.filmexposouth.co.uk

http://www.filmexposouth.co.uk/all-under-one-roof—all-in-one-day/visit-isle-of-wight

UK FERRY INDUSTRY “RESILIENT AND ADAPTABLE” WITH 1.3% MORE CARS CARRIED IN 2015 – and overall passenger figures hold up at nearly 39 million –

Britain’s UK ferry operators carried  8.61 million cars in 2015, up 1.3% on the previous year. Overall passenger figures on 75 ferry routes held up at 38.90 million, slipping just 0.6%  from last year and still 800,000 up compared to the 38.1 million passengers of 2013.

2015 Ferrystat* figures released today by industry body Discover Ferries show that despite the much publicised disruption issues on the key Calais-Dover route last summer and the closure from July of MyFerrylink – overall continental ferry passengers were only down by 1%. Domestic routes forged ahead recording their best passenger figures since 2011, with other sectors like the Western Channel and Hollandalso recording strong increases in both car and passenger traffic.

UK domestic ferries best performers in 2015

Ferry routes to domestic destinations such as the Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man, Channel Isles and Scottish Islands were the top performing sector up 2015, with total cars carried up 4.5% to 3.69m, and passengers up nearly 0.4% to 16m  – the best domestic passenger figure since 2011. Within this sector the Isle of Wight ferry routes carried 1.2% more passengers at 8.74m and 3.4% more cars at 1.78m, and Scottish operator Cal Mac recorded a significant increase of 6.9% in car carryings, to 1.17m, offering both lifeline and visitor services to their multiple western isles destinations.

Continental ferry crossings prove resilient

Total passengers carried by P&O Ferries  and DFDS Seaways on the short sea routes to Calais and Dunkirk were still over 13m in 2015 (13.01m), compared with 13.29m in 2014, a drop of 2.2%.Overall, however, continental passengers were down only 1%, from 18.32m in 2014 to 18.13m in 2015, as some passengers chose alternative ferry routes to the continent, resulting in good growth of 3.4% (2.94m passengers) on the Western channel routes to France principally served by Brittany Ferries, with cars carried up by 5.8% to 990,000 in 2015.  North Sea ferry routes run by Stena, DFDS and P&O Ferries increased by 3.9% the number of cars carried to 445,000 in 2015, carrying the same number of passengers  in 2015 as 2014 (2.18M)

Passengers on the three Irish operators of Irish Ferries, Stena Irish Sea and P&O Ferries were marginally down by 1.9% from 4.87m in 2014 to 4.78m in 2015.

“The 2015 figures show the ferry industry is resilient and adaptable” said Discover Ferries’ director Bill Gibbons, “Domestic ferry routes carried nearly 16million passengers -their best year since 2011 and despite the summer issues at Calais last year P&O Ferries’ and DFDS operators adapted their capacity and sailings to great effect, and other continental ferry operators took up any car customers who were able to re-route. In perspective, ferry sailings to the Continent were down 8.5%, but passenger numbers in this sector only fell by 1%.

“Ferries also took other challenges in their stride in 2015, including the Government’s introduction of exit checks and significant investment required by new fuel emissions regulations. With ferry routes to northern Spain; Holland; the western Channel to France*; the Isle Of Wight; and Isles of Scilly all showing healthy passenger gains, it demonstrates the broad reach and appeal of the ferry industry and how operators can work together in challenging times. We expect a further surge in customer interest when the industry comes together again to promote National Ferry Fortnight (March 5-19) with offers to appeal to ferry first timers, and those trying a new ferry route with their car for the first time”

Visit www.discoverferries.com –for up-to-date information and news about travelling by ferry.

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Discover Ferries press office, Four bgb

Contact: Arthur Duncan/Lesley Davidson/Steve Gebbett/Debbie Hindle

Email: discoverferries@fourbgb.com  | Tel: 0203 697 4200

*Editor’s note: the western Channel is defined as any sea routes west of Dover from the South Coast of Britain.

Bestival Headliners and First Wave of Acts Announced

THE FUTURE IS HERE!

 OUR HEADLINERS:  THE CURE / MAJOR LAZER / HOT CHIP

PLUS, SUNDAY HEADLINER TO BE ANNOUNCED

WITH MUSIC AND DJ SETS FROM:

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE / AURORA / BASTILLE / BEATY HEART  

BENJAMIN DAMAGE / BICEP / THE BLACK MADONNA / BODHI PRESENTS ROOTS

CARAVAN PALACE / CRAIG DAVID’S TS5 / DAMIAN ‘JR. GONG’ MARLEY  

DAVID RODIGAN MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM / EATS EVERYTHING / ESKIMO DANCE  GHOSTPOET / HOSPITALITY PRESENTS… / THE HUMAN LEAGUE / JAGWAR MA  KATY B / KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS / KREPT & KONAN / KURUPT FM / LOYLE CARNER  MØ / PETITE MELLER / RICHIE HAWTIN / RIDE / SHY FX’S PARTY ON THE MOON / SKEPTA / SKREAM / SLAMBOREE TOURIST / WOLF ALICE / YEARS & YEARS

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The omens are good, The Future is happening. With Bestival 2016’s Future theme unveiled, we can hurtle headlong into the good times, revealing three massive headliners and an incredible cast of musical pioneers, forward thinking funksters and precognitive pop stars, who will be journeying with us into Bestival’s glamourous machine age, where everlasting gobstoppers signal eternal bliss, this September 8-11, disembarking from Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.

Future swashbuckler Rob da Bank says: “So, here we go again, but this time we’re going far… far away… into the future. Prepare yourselves for a Bestival unlike any other with futuristic new stages, and as ever it’s a broad church of music from every decade and every genre. Saturday night headliners and one of my favourite bands ever, The Cure, played Bestival five years ago and almost had to be dragged off stage after a three-hour mammoth greatest hits set. Robert Smith popped down last year and we shook hands on it all happening again… bring it on!

“Friday honours go to Major Lazer who have killed it every time they’ve played, on a bigger stage each time – I remember going to see an exhausted, sweating Diplo after his last main stage show for us and he said ‘headline next time?’, so here we are!

“It’s not all about the headliners, as we know, so I’m super-pleased to have acts as diverse as Hot Chip, Years and Years, Animal Collective and Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, through to the hottest DJs Kurupt FM and the Black Madonna. This is just the start of the trip – see you in The Future!”

The Cure’s Robert Smith said: “We are very very happy to be back at our favourite festival; we can’t wait to play a special set to show the future IS what it used to be…” 

Major Lazer commented: “We started at Bestival five years ago, and it was one of our favourite shows to date. Feels like home for us… Rugged and real music fans… Since then we finally impacted in England, and we can’t wait to do our new show and play all the records for the fans at one of the best festivals in the world!!”

One of Bestival HQs favourites and, frankly, one of the greatest bands of all time, The Cure will headline Saturday night when Bestival heads to The Future. From Three Imaginary Boys in 1979 to their most recent album 4:13 Dream, they’ve forged their own path, dragging everyone else in their wake. Covering the gamut of emotions that take in the heady pop of Boys Don’t Cry and Inbetween Days, the heartbreak of Pictures of You and Bloodflowers, the ferociousness of Give Me It and Fascination Street and the dreaminess of Underneath the Stars and Lovesong, their live shows are legendary, taking the crowd on a beautiful rollercoaster ride. So, we really can’t wait to welcome them back to the main stage at Robin Hill this September.

Ensuring that Friday night’s main stage behaviour goes off with the requisite bang that will fire us forward into the unknown, we’re ecstatic that Major Lazer are making their return in 2016. Their last appearance driving willing Bestivalites to the edge of abandon has passed into Bestival lore, making them one of the most incredible live spectacles we’ve ever witnessed. Powered by the inimitable ingenuity of Diplo and Jillionaire, Major Lazer’s Peace Is The Mission album ruled sound systems throughout 2015, producing one of the year’s anthems in Lean On, and launching the band into truly big leagues. Guaranteed to be a mindblower, you don’t want to miss our Friday night headliners.

They’re practically Bestival’s house band, having appeared with us at Robin Hill more times than almost anyone else, so we really couldn’t be happier that the incredible Hot Chip are very much a part of Bestival’s Future headlining Thursday night in the Big Top. From some truly impressive fancy dress action to trailblazing virtual reality band members they always pull out all the stops. Last year’s stripped back Why Make Sense? album was their sixth piece de resistance earning them universal acclaim, add to that their arsenal of kinetic electro-pop bangers and you have a nailed-on guarantee of good times, to help kick of our future adventures in stupendous style.

With one more headliner still to announce, we have a litany of musical treats, all presented in alphabetical order for your delectation, that will keep you reaching for the stars all weekend long, including Animal Collective, Aurora, Bastille, Beaty Heart, Benjamin Damage, Bicep, The Black Madonna, Bodhi presents ROOTS, Caravan Palace, Craig David’s TS5, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam.

Plus, we’ll have Eats Everything, Eskimo Dance featuring Wiley, Section Boyz, Chip, Big Narstie, Newham Generals, Frisco, P Money, Elf Kid, AJ Tracey, Jammz, Fekky, Logan Sama & Maximum, Ghostpoet, and Hospitality Presents: Camo & Krooked, London Elektricity, S.P.Y B2B Nu:Tone, Danny Byrd B2B Brookes Brothers, Maduk, Dynamite MC and Wrec.

There will also be performances from The Human League, Jagwar Ma, Katy B, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Krept & Konan, Kurupt FM’s Champagne Steam Rooms, Loyle Carner, MØ, Petite Meller and techno genius, Richie Hawtin.

Shoegaze pioneers Ride will be travelling with us into the unknown, and there will be high octane action from Shy FX’s Party On The Moon, Skepta, Skream, Slamboree, Tourist, Wolf Alice and Years & Years.

We are also unveiling our brand new VIP Ticket, which not only gives you fast track entry when you arrive on site but also gives you exclusive access to an all new VIP area that will include a viewing platform with exceptional Main Stage views. The VIP area also has its own cocktail bar, seating and toilet facilities and will host exclusive parties held after the Main Stage closes. A touch of decadence in a Future world, VIP Tickets are limited, so don’t miss out! Hospitality tickets are also now on sale, head to www.bestival.net for more information.

This is just the beginning, we have one more headliner, a host of music and myriad madness and mayhem to unveil. The future really is here. Join us.

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BESTIVAL TICKET LINKS & INFORMATION:                                                     

www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets, 0844 888 4410

2016 EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES – PHASE 2

Adult Ticket (entry from Thursday or Friday) – £190

Adult Premium ‘Wild Copse’ Camping Ticket – £299 (more info)

Student Ticket (entry from Thursday or Friday) – £180

(For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office. No other student ID accepted)

Teen (age 13-17) Ticket – £120

Teen (age 13-17) Premium ‘Wild Copse’ Camping Ticket – £149.50 (more info)

Child (age 12 & under) Ticket – Free (but you must obtain a ticket)

Child (age 12 & under) Premium ‘Wild Copse’ Camping Ticket – Free (more info)

VIP Ticket (Standard Camping) – £295

VIP Ticket (Wild Copse Camping) – £390

Campervan Tickets – £90 (per vehicle) (more info)

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket – £100 (One car only per caravan/trailer tent, no exceptions – more info)

Advance Car Parking – £15

– All Tickets will incur a booking fee

– There are no Day Tickets

– All Tickets incur a £1 donation to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust* (see below for further info)

WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN

Bestival’s ground breaking weekly payment plan means you can get yourself a Bestival 2016 ticket for just £5.50 a week! Spreading the cost across 30 weeks, an initial £25 deposit payment (plus booking fees and p&p), followed by 29 weekly payments of around £5, gets you a ticket for the same price as paying in one go.   This offer is only available online from our official ticket partner Ticketline: www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets

ISLE OF WIGHT YOUTH TRUST CHARITY DONATION

Once again this year we are adding on a £1 charity donation onto all Bestival tickets. The money raised will go directly to the Isle Of Wight Youth Trust (Reg Charity no. 1087163) to help fund their fantastic work offering counselling and support to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight. The Bestival Foundation is also a proud supporter of the Youth Trust.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BESTIVAL PLEASE CONTACT GET INVOLVED – 020 7604 2944:

NATIONAL PRESS CHLOE MUNTS – chloe@getinvolvedltd.com

REGIONAL PRESS & BROADCAST AIDAN BYRNE – aidan@getinvolvedltd.com
ONLINE & STUDENT: MOLLY DIXON molly@getinvolvedltd.com