Is Bestival 2010 the Best of All? You Decide - Check Out the New Additions to the Line Up

Posted: 4th March 2010
Bestival 2018

Recently we reported on the big names at this year's Bestival and came to the conclusion that, while there are plenty of undeniably tasty artists on display for your delectation, you might want a little more persuading. Maybe you already have your tickets - if yes, then 'wise munch', to quote Rufus Onslapp (Nathan Barley). If not, there is still time to whip out the plastic and join in with the happy throng, especially now the full line-up is pretty much a forgone conclusion.

So aside from Dizzee, Ellie, Hot Chip, Flaming Lips and LCD Soundsytem plus the others we mentioned, Roxy Music, Chic (with Nile Rodgers), Gil Scott-Heron, The XX, Tricky and an exclusive UK appearance by Fever Ray (The Knife) should tie things up rather nicely. Add in some full-on DJ sets from Mylo, Annie Mac, Flying Lotus, Dave Clarke, Aeroplane, David Rodigan, DJ Derek and many others, plus other less-obvious but no less fab artists such as (deep breath) Archie Bronson, Cornershop, dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip, Everything Everything, High Llamas, Hurts, The Lost Brothers and the legendary reggae act from the vaults of Virgin's rootstastic label of the 70s, The Twinkle Brothers and you have a varied line-up.

You see, it's not always the headliners that matter, it's the support acts and there are many more we could mention, but we just don't have the space. As a reminder, the weekend runs from September 9th to 12th and, although the Early Birds have sold out, there are still standard Adult Weekend available for £157.50 (NUS £147) with Teenage (13 to 15 years) Weekenders at £79.50 and, for this festival, 12-and-unders get in for FREE (but you MUST book online with the adults!). Prices above include booking fees.

Paul Pledger