Bestival is back! Bigger and better than ever, with a new location and an exciting new line up of acts. For everyone who thinks time just flies by, Slow Motion, will bring you back to reality.
Slow Motion will be an area dedicated to taking a step back and exercising both body and mind. The united states of wellbeing have partnered up with Balance Magazine to bring some of the most intriguing work out sessions, including Fat Buddha Yoga, Drum N’ Bounce, Laughter Yoga and Happiness workshops (because we all have that friend who agrees to do it just for the laughs!) If you are looking for something a little more relaxing why not try Hot Tubs, Sauna or Slow Motion Massage Therapies or a makeover at the transformation station! Once you have completely relaxed why not start work on your Detox by visiting Milgi Plant Based Café, Balance Magazine’s Editor Sophie Scott and Bestivals own Rob Da Banks both strongly recommend a good stretch physically and mentally.
Bestival yogi, Rob Da Bank says: “Josie and I, and a lot of the team bend, stretch, practice yoga, meditate, do weird things with turmeric and ginger, and occasionally levitate, so Slow Motion is very close to our hearts. We started Slow Motion because we saw people taking better care of themselves and it’s such a beautiful addition to our festival. Let’s get slow!”
THE UNITED STATES OF WELLBEING CAN BE FOUND IN SLOW MOTION
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BALANCE MAGAZINE
WITNESS THE FITNESS TENT FEATURING SUPERFOXX, VOGUE BRISTOL,
FAT BUDDHA YOGA, AT YOUR BEAT, BOOTY CAMP, HIP HOP YOGA, HIIT,
DRUM N’ BOUNCE, GROOVE OM DEEP HOUSE YOGA,
LAUGHTER YOGA & HAPPINESS WORKSHOPS, ACROYOGA & MORE /
REVOLUTION RIDES SPINNING RAVES / WILD RUNS
HOT TUBS, HOT SHOWERS & SAUNAS
SLOW MOTION MASSAGE THERAPIES
THE TRANSFORMATION STATION
HAIR, FACE & BODY ART GLITTER BOUDOIR
THE NAIL BAR / FREE HAIRCUTS
MILGI PLANT BASED CAFÉ
There are still plenty of treats to be revealed so head to Bestival.net #Bestival17
It’s a brand-new era, so prepare for the truly immersive experience whilst at Bestival 2017. Announcing four incredible headliners and a huge bill of amazing music, entering a new chapter of light and sound, exploring the wonders of Colour on their mission to increase the peace on the 7th–10th September at the Lulworth Estate, Dorset.
THE CASTLE STAGE The Line-Up So Far:
A mind-blowing live music from super suave Gallic funksters Justice, plus, Dizzee Rascal, DJ Shadow, Little Dragon, Danny Brown, Rag’n’Bone Man, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul, MNEK, Circa Waves, Ray BLK, Lucy Rose, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pet Shop Boys, Wiley, Danny Brown, Loyle Carner, Circa Waves, Stefflon Don, Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit, The Cuban Brothers among many, many others.
THE BOX: Jamie T, DJ Shadow, Kurupt FM, Blossoms, Lucy Rose, Twin Atlantic, AJ Tracey, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, Bomba Estereo, Fakear, DJ Yoda, U-Roy, Romare, Sinkane, Tash Sultana, Clean Cut Kid, Bjarki, Alma, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Formation, Let’s Eat Grandma, Cakes da Killa, 67, London African Gospel Choir performing Graceland, Skinny Girl Diet, HMLTD, Lost Colours, Hackney Colliery Band, The Greasy Slicks, Park Hotel, The Smiths Ltd, Dizzee Rascal
TEMPLE: Annie Mac, Andy C presents 25 Years of RAM, Calyx & Teebee, Culture Shock, DC Breaks & MC’s Tonn Piper, Carasel & 2Shy, Maceo Plex, Jackmaster, Kolsch, Heidi, Agoria, Dusky, Patrick Topping, Solardo, Monki, Melé, Raindance: Rat Pack, Slipmatt, Billy Daniel Bunter, Uncle Dugs, Jungle Fever: Brockie & MC Det, Jumping Jack Frost, Ragga Twins, Funky Flirt, Shockin B, Eastman Sound, Ruddy RanksJasper James, Avalon Emerson, Willow, Jem Haynes
BOLLYWOOD: David Rodigan presents RAM JAM – Special Guest TBA, Preditah, Conducta & MC Creed, Venum Sound Toddla T presents Carnival, Teklife showcase – DJ Spinn, DJ Taye, DJ Paypal & Teklife Dancers, Fatman Scoop, Midland, Sam Gellaitry, Shanti Celeste, Job Jobse, Barely Legal, Nightwave, Smerz, The Rhythm Method, Zoee, Anna Wall, Karaoke Glitter Rave, Martha, Tayo, Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band
INVADERS OF THE FUTURE: Honeyblood, Black Foxxes, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Chastity Belt, The Magic Gang, Sean McGowan, The Tuts, TRAAMS, Dead!, Barns Courtney, Tom Walker, Dan Caplen, The Rising, The Showhawk Duo, Swan Levitt, Upstarts, Coco and the Butterfields, Vistas, The Du-Rell Family, Lewis Bootle, Fours, Wild Front, Jodie Abacus, Shama Rahman Band, Ecurbrekal, Nakamarra, Compton White, Brandon Rivers, Graceland, Route2Roots, Freazy, Eton Girls Choir, Ian Easton & The Widowmakers, Jarrod Dickenson
REGGAE ROOTS: Roots Manuva, Mad Professor Trojan Sound System, Nice Up Presents Daddy G, Star.One, Shepdog, Ghost Writerz,Reggae Roast & MC Natty Campbell, DJ Dapper Dan
HMS BESTIVAL: Sink the Pink, Buttmitzvah, Hard Cock Life, Heartless Crew, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Oxide & Neutrino & Matt Jam Lamont, Dazed takeover; Mykki Blanco, Octo Octa & Eclair Fifi, Jaguar Skillz, Drag Queen Bingo
THE FROZEN MOLE: Artwork Presents Art’s House, Slaves (DJ Set), Purple Rave, Cirque Du Soul DJs
STACEYS: Mr Scruff, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, South London Soul Train
CARAVANSERAI: 47Soul, The Turbans, My Baby, Flamingods,New York Brass Band, Swing Patrol, Fandjango,
CLUB DADA: The Ska Vengers, Smoove and Turrell, K.O.G. and The Zongo Brigade, Kuenta I Tambu,
AMBIENT FOREST: Chris Coco, Pete Gooding, Mixmaster Morris,
OBERON’S OBSERVATORY: Cut A Shine
PLUS: The World’s Biggest Confetti Canon, Castle Fireworks Finale, Love-Bot, The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle, Bestival Inflatable Church, Confetti Wedding Disco, The Feast Collective, Slow Motion, Revolution Rides, Carnival Day Parade, Night Parades Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus, Sunday Best Cardboard Record Shop, Lost In The Woods, Ancient Woodlands, Free Haircuts, Campsite Recycling Hubs, Kids Field and Flags by Angus Watt
More Acts To Be Announced Soon!
Rob da Bank says: “Well what an adventure this promises to be… we have a beautiful new home with a massive castle in the middle of it, acres of beautiful woodland and forest, a sea view and the dramatic Jurassic coastline. Going back to our roots with Josie da Bank’s hand-drawn artwork, reviving all our favourite stages from 14 years of Bestival history and going out with all our headliners for the first time ever together, we’re pretty excited at Bestival HQ. From pop to grime, hip-hop to techno, folk to classical and every style in between we are reclaiming our place as the funnest, most adventurous, musically savvy and downright magical festival on the map. Please come along for the ride. and remember Increase the Peace”
We are honoured to say that The xx will be the first ever Castle Stage headliners at Bestival! Never anything less than breath-taking, we can’t think of a more fitting band to get the main stage action underway in our new home.
Commenting on their headline performance, The xx said: “Bestival was one of the first festivals we played, back in 2010, and it had always been a dream for us…we even begged to play the previous year. In 2012 we returned to play the main stage and we’re so happy to say we’ll be headlining this year, at the new site in Dorset. The Isle of Wight will hold a special place in our hearts but we’re excited to bring our new show to their new home”.
Guaranteed to be momentous, we are extremely excited indeed to announce that hip-hop heroes A Tribe Called Quest will headline Saturday at Bestival 2017, performing what will be their last UK Show.
Bringing our debut mainland Bestival to a suitably triumphant close, we are completely over the moon to announce synth-pop geniuses Pet Shop Boys as our Sunday night headliners. Quite simply legends, we think they’re the perfect band to bring some mind-blowing colour to our first Lulworth Estate finale!
Commenting on their headline show, Pet Shop Boys said: “Amazingly it is over ten years since we last played Bestival but we remember it being one of the most enjoyable festivals ever. Looking forward to bringing our new show there this year – and seeing how the audience has decided to dress up!” And completing 2017’s fantastic foursome of first-time headliners we are delighted to announce Wimbledon’s finest, Jamie T will be the man kicking it all off with an exclusive performance topping the Thursday night bill on our second stage, The Box.
And there will be DJ sets from Annie Mac, Andy C presents 25 Years of RAM, Kurupt FM, David Rodigan presents RAM JAM, DJ Yoda, Maceo Plex, Jackmaster, Kölsch, Dusky, Toddla T presents Carnival, Artwork presents Art’s House, Sink the Pink and loads more to boot.
Redrawing our favourite party in the spirit of its original pioneering vision, Bestival’s creative essence will explode before your very eyes with a cavalcade of brilliant new stages, incredible destinations and stone cold classics, including our brand new main stage The Castle Stage, the eclectic wonders of The Box, the hands in the air nirvana of Temple, Bestival’s heart and soul, Bollywood, and the righteous vibrations of Reggae Roots.
Back by very popular demand HMS Bestival is the last word in off the hook partying, plus you can dance like there’s no tomorrow in new venues The Frozen Mole and Stacey’s, delve into the vintage madness of Caravanserai, and Club DaDa, and kick back in the enchanting Ambient Forest, and at our steam punk vision, Oberon’s Observatory.
Bestival 2017 is a whole new world to explore and to keep you on your toes we’ll also have the dazzling delights of The World’s Biggest Confetti Canon, Castle Fireworks Finale, the Love-Bot, The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle, Bestival Inflatable Church, Confetti Wedding Disco, The Feast Collective, Slow Motion, Revolution Rides, Carnival Day Parade and Night Parades, the Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus, Sunday Best Cardboard Record Shop, Lost in the Woods, Ancient Woodlands, Free Haircuts, Campsite Recycling Hubs, Kids’ Field and for all you vexillophiles out there, Flags by Angus Watt.
Don’t Miss out Very Special Ticket Offer and Coach Packages.
TICKET LINKS & INFORMATION ON BESTIVAL: Ticketline | 0844 888 4410