HMS Bestival is finally steaming back into home waters. Our trusty and now slightly rusty ship and crew have just spent the last decade cruising the high seas, dodging pirates in tropical climes and partying with natives on moonlit beaches. Now it's time to come home to celebrate 10 years of Bestival on the Isle of Wight. All aboard for the journey home to The Port!
Bestival HQ have been busy working on how to mark a decade of Bestival's passing and have come up with our most ambitious and largest project onsite since we began. The Port is a landlocked harbour with HMS Bestival as its centrepiece surrounded by a pier, nautical sideshows and all the action of a bustling port.in a festival!
The Port will boast state of the art sound provided by Funktion One, hi-tech lasers and LED screens and a boatload of pyro exploding from HMS Bestival's funnels. DJs will man the bridge, steering the good ship through day and night of techno and house with many of the world's leading DJs playing on this hyppereal ship.
Manning the bridge of our incredible 24m long ocean going liner will be a cavalcade of the finest names to grace club culture, a veritable who's who of Bestival Classics. Friday night headlining action will come courtesy of the Plastikman himself Richie Hawtin. Saturday will see a triumphant Annie Mac Presents selection and Sunday will be brought to a cataclysmically joyous end by the one and only Carl Cox. We will also have the cream of the dance music scene to smash up The Port's dancefloor, including the newly announced Knife Party's explosive fusions of bass and beats, Kiss FM's DJ EZ who will be dropping majestic garage goodness, the mighty Toddla T Sound who will be ripping up the fiery techno-dub, hirsute duo The 2 Bears who will administer some euphoric hands-in-the-air action, turntable ninja Jaguar Skills who will be serving up his genre swerving cut & paste bedlam, and back to back mayhem from Bestival favourites Phat Phil Cooper And Russ Cuban.
A Brand New Mind-Blowing Arena Dedicated To A Decade Of Dancing On The Isle Of Wight
Richie Hawtin / Carl Cox / Annie Mac Presents
The Latest Dancefloor Destroying Additions:
Knife Party / Dj Ez / Toddla T Sound / Jaguar Skills / Phat Phil Cooper And Russ Cuban
And Dj Sets From:
Seth Troxler / Julio Bashmore / Maya Jane Coles / Erol Alkan / Duke Dumont / Eats Everything / Cyril Hahn / Hospitality Bestival Take Over Featuring High Contrast, Danny Byrd, Nu:Logic, Fred V & Grafix Hosted By Wrec & Dynamite / Marcel Dettmann / Heidi / Ed Rush / Jesse Rose