Bestival 2016 Is All About ‘The Future’
Isle of Wight festival Bestival has announced its annual theme. The omens are good, and 2016 is all about The Future. Bestival is hurtling headlong into another year of incredible musical pioneers and precognitive pop stars, who will be journeying into Bestival’s glamorous machine age, where everlasting gobstoppers signal eternal bliss. This September from the 8th to the 11th, disembark on a ship to the stars from Robin Hill Country Park on the UK’s best island.
Orgainser Rob da Bank said: “So, here we go again, but this time we’re going far… far away… into the future. Prepare yourselves for a Bestival unlike any other with futuristic new stages, and as ever it’s a broad church of music from every decade and every genre… bring it on!”
This year, arguably one of the greatest bands of all time will headline Saturday night. The Cure’s live shows are legendary, taking the crowd on a beautiful rollercoaster ride. Ensuring that Friday night’s main stage behaviour goes off with the requisite bang that will fire us forward into the unknown is Major Lazer. The group are making another appearance after their 2014 main stage show, one of Bestival’s greatest ever live spectacles. With one more headliner still to be announced Bestival is set to be yet another guaranteed mindblower!
Bestival’s infamous Port stage is dead. Long live The Spaceport! The brand new stage will feature a vast rocket pointing 20 meters towards the stars, loaded with lasers and a state-of-the-art db audio array processing sound system. The Space Port’s lighting is being designed by Lite Alt Design’s world renowned Paul Normandale. The Spaceport is a unique step in the advancement of sound and vision, where next-level partying isn’t just an ambition, it’s a promise. Headlining the colossal cosmodrome will be the mighty Diplo, three-deck wizard Carl Cox with his House Classics and serial rave god Fatboy Slim.