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Bestival’s Desert Island Disco: the only way to end your summer

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WITH Bestival’s line up becoming more and more alluring by the day, there is no reason you should end your summer without it.

We’re deep in the heart of festival season and as Bestival’s Desert Island Disco comes into sight, more and more is being added to make the festival of the summer irresistible!

From September 4th to 7th, incredible acts will spread across more than 20 stages in 10 fields of wonderment, joining the mega soundsystems, non-stop parties and joyous, 24-hour escapism – not just a dreamy oasis.

The BBC Introducing stage will be returning to Bestival to host a stage at their Desert Island Disco bonanza for the first time since 2007. The addition of the BBC Introducing Stage means that you’re guaranteed to discover your favourite new act at Bestival.

Curator, Rob da Bank says: “Breaking new bands and DJs is what we do at Bestival. That’s why I’m so pleased BBC Introducing are coming back with an epic selection of up-and-coming talent to tickle our ears. Roll on September!”

This year, BBC Radio 6 Music hosts Bestival’s Big Top which will feature artists including Beck, Jenny Lewis, Caribou and Basement Jaxx. And on the Friday (7-10pm) Tom Ravenscroft will be broadcasting his show from our festival site on the Isle of Wight.

His guests include pop experimentalist Tune-Yards, Chicago’s finest Ezra Furman, Welsh songstress Cate Le Bon, and electropop queen, Elly Jackson – alias La Roux – ahead of her Big Top performance. He will also be checking out the weird and wonderful entertainment on offer in the peripheries.

And Tom Ravenscroft, along with fellow 6 Music presenters Mary Anne Hobbs and Nemome, will be playing DJ sets over the weekend!

The Desert Island Disco kicks off in the Bollyood tent on Friday with a Skreamizm takeover featuring Skream, Derrick Carter, Route 94 and Horsemeat Disco.

Saturday will see Zane Lowe dropping some of his hottest records and Feel My Bicep flexing with Bicep, John Talabot and Medlar. Plus there will be enough grooves to wear out your dancing shoes from James Zabiela, Will Saul, Frank Tope, Tayo, Jerome Hill, Steve Cobby, with an appearance from the one and only man like Mr Motivator.

These acts join our already gargantuan line-up featuring performances from the likes of Outkast and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Clean Bandit, Disclosure, Foals, London Grammar plus many more.

 Tickets are currently flying so secure your place at our boundary-pushing jamboree now to avoid future woes!


Student Ticket with entry from Thursday 4th September – £180 (Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office.) 

Major Lazer at Bestival: UK festival exclusive and not one to miss! / / Twitter: @bestival



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