Daaamn Bestival, back at it again with the killer line ups, lol. This year sees the return of Bestival’s famous Temple Island, the home of all things bass. Temple Island returns with a mythical line up including a Goldie old school hip-hip set, Bestival founder Rob Da Bank history of jungle set and a heavyweight b2b set from Oneman & My Nu Leng. Not to speak too prematurely but I think a fair few highlights of the weekend will be taking place here!
The festival truly lives up to it’s name and this year looks only to increase it’s status..
ALED JONES (MC) & ROB DA BANK (DJ) (HISTORY OF JUNGLE & DRUM N BASS)
ANNIE NIGHTINGALE / ARTWORK / AVALON EMERSON
BODHI PRESENTS ROOTS: AXEL BOMAN, BODHI & ROMARE
BROTHERS BLACK / ED SOLO / GOLDIE / GOTSOME
GRECO-ROMAN: JOE GODDARD, KARMA KID, LXURY & GRECO-ROMAN SOUNDSYSTEM
HADDA / HODGSON / ICARUS / JAMZ SUPERNOVA
JUICEBOX: MARIBOU STATE, FONO, JOE HERTZ & JUICEBOX DJS
KIKO BUN / MANT / MJ COLE / MOXIE / MY NU LENG B2B ONEMAN
SHADOWCHILD / SIOBHAN BELL / TALK&SMOK
Shaping the destiny of dance music, our very own rave oasis, Temple Island, has lined-up the heavy hitters to take Bestival into The Future this September in the depths of Robin Hill. Curated in conjunction with Street Team and spanning all flavours of beat behaviour from hip-hop to jungle and almost everything in between, expect a jam-packed weekend of floor spanking brilliance from legendary selectors and the most exciting new DJs with non-stop songs of praise in our church of dance.
Bestival’s own dancefloor destroyer Rob da Bank says: However hard I try to stay away from the brain-melting mega-rave zone that is Temple Island at Betsival the more I seem to get dragged into the madness. With its unique stepped dancefloor and open air Ibiza vibe it really is one of our best venues at Bestival. Last year it seemed to be a lock out from lunchtime till the wee hours, and this year will be no different with so many amazing names and legends from Goldie and Annie Nightingale to new bloods My Nu Leng and Oneman… oh yeah and I appear to be playing a history of jungle with Aled Jones MCing over the top”.
Undoubtedly one of the weekend’s more off the wall appearances, we’re very pleased to announce that Temple Island will be the place to witness world renowned chorister Aled Jones rocking his chops as the microphone controller, presenting a very special history of jungle & drum n bass with the man like da Bank on the ones and twos. There will also be bass bin pressure from Radio 1’s first lady Annie Nightingale, Croydon’s finest Artwork, San Francisco’s fastest rising star Avalon Emerson, Bodhi Presents Roots featuring Axel Boman, Bodhi & Romare, Bade Records co-founders Talk&Smoke and Brothers Black, beat maverick Ed Solo, and Metalheadz don Goldie dropping an old school hip-hop set.
We’ll have more fire from Bristol bass music duo GotSome and deep Greco-Roman action from Joe Goddard, Karma Kid, Lxury and the Greco-Roman Soundsystem. Plus, there will be sets from the Isle of Wight’s Hadda, genre-swerver Hodgson, the on-point and eclectic Icarus, 1Xtra’s RnB queen Jamz Supernova, Juicebox featuring Maribou State, Fono, Joe Hertz & Juicebox DJs and skank master Kiko Bun.
And dropping bombs late into the night Temple Island will be jumping to Mant, garage deity MJ Cole, NTS Radio stalwart, Moxie, and My Nu Leng going back to back with Oneman, with even more deck wrecking from the mightyShadowchild and Siobhan Bell.
There are still plenty of treats to be revealed for our Future paradise, including our Sunday night main stage headliners and much more, so head to www.Bestival.net, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram / Tumblr
BESTIVAL TICKET LINKS & INFORMATION:
www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets, 0844 888 4410