20 stages spread across 10 fields, Bestival surely looks like it’s going to live up to it’s name.

Bestival is a multi genre festival which will be held between the 4th – 7th September at the Robin Hill Country Park near Newport, Isle of Wight, Great Britain. Spread out over 4 days, the festival has previously been voted the Best (Medium-sized) Festival at the 2006 UK Festival Awards, and it was voted the Best Major UK festival at the UK Festival Awards in 2010 and again in 2012, whilst picking up Fans Favorite Festival in 2011.

Apart from the music itself, the festival is also heavily involved in supporting social and environmental causes. Bestival actively reduces its carbon emissions and impact on the environment; for example schemes such as Bike to Bestival, Swim to Bestival, LiftShare, exchanging recycling at the campsites for cups of tea, recycling and waste management, commissioning Environmental Impact Assessments, monitoring power usage and limiting water usage with push button taps.

line up

Live Music

Outkast |Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers |Foals  |Beck |Busta Rhymes |Disclosure | Paloma Faith |Basement Jaxx | Major Lazer  | London Grammar | Sam Smith  |Candi Staton |Wild Beasts  |Clean Bandit |Bonobo |Caribou |Sbtrkt |Chvrches |Laura Mvula |Bizarre Ride Live Featuring Fatlip & Slimkid3 Formerly Of The Pharcyde |Darkside |Temples |Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip |The 2 Bears (live) |Peter Hook And The Light | Mnek Cate Le Bon |Nick Mulvey  | Kiesza  | Denai Moore  |Public Service Broadcasting  |Radiophonic Workshop | Ady Suleiman

DJ Line Up

Sven Väth | Annie Mac | Chase And Status (dj Set) | Ram Records Presents: Andy C, Wilkinson, Loadstar + Mcs 2shy, Adapt, Jakes | Mk | Damian Lazarus | Skream | Derrick Carter | Eats Everything | Green Velvet | Boys Noize | Dj Yoda | Jaguar Skills | 1-800-dinosaur (ft James Blake | Dan Foat | Airhead | Mr Assister | Gorgon City | Route94 | Horse Meat Disco | Bicep | Dusky | Âme | Richy Ahmed | Kaytranada | Krystal Klear | Dense & Pika | South London Ordnance | Rob Da Bank | Monki | Bella Sarris | Room Service | Sink The Pink | Gutterslut | Hard Cock Life

It’s Not All About The Music

Sink The Pink | Scottee’s Camp | Bourgeois & Maurice | Cliche | Gutterslut | Morning Glory | Drag Guilt & Shame: Going Straight | Spandy Andy Hard Cock Life | House Of Blakewell’s House Party | Massive In China | Musical Bingo | Last Man Standing | The Church | The Brass Funkeys | Atella The Pun | Robin And Partridge | Variety Variety | Monty And Meredith Montague-montgomery | Life Drawing – Drawing On Life | Scroobius Pip Presents The Satin Lizard Lounge Films In The Forest | Joga Beats


Here’s the RBMA Roster that’s just been announced:

Bestival Line Up


And here’s a short clip of what you can expect this year:


Stay tuned to The Sherp for more.