If blistering bands, raucous rock and dreamy folk music is what you want at Bestival, then the Invaders of the Future are what you need. A glimpse of our musical destiny these are the most exciting up-and-coming acts around. So, if you’re seeking an earful of discovery be sure to head to the Lulworth Estate in Dorset this 7-10 September.

Arbiter of aural adventuring Rob da Bank says: “This is one of my favourite things about Bestival. I spend ages thinking about who the most exciting new bands are and what underground sounds will blow everyone away. From Honeyblood and Black Foxxes to TRAAMS and Dead!, there’s a ton of acts who will be on the bigger stages next year. I promise you, this lot will be blasting from your headphones for years to come, so try not to miss them before they start playing enormo-domes!”

Turning the excitement up to 11, there will be must-see sets from sugar-coated riff monsters Honeyblood, doom-popsters Black Foxxes, chap-hop superstar Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, indie kids Chastity Belt, Brighton’s The Magic Gang, folk troubadour Sean McGowan, DIY Punks The Tuts, feedback fuelled rockers TRAAMS, a band who have not yet ceased to be, Dead!, and stomping bluesy solo artiste Barns Courtney.

There will also be appearances from The Showhawk Duo, Swan Levitt, Upstarts, Coco and the Butterfields, Vistas, The Du-Rell Family, Lewis Bootle, Fours and Wild Front.

And even more live music from the likes of Jodie Abacus, Shama Rahman, Ecurbrekal, Nakamarra, Compton White, Brandon Rivers, Graceland, Route2Roots, Freazy and Eton Girls Choir.

Take a listen to our Spotify playlist to make up your own mind about what to see…

There are still plenty of treats to be revealed so head to www.Bestival.net, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram / Tumblr


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“What better place to throw our first ever Garage Pool Party than on our trusty ocean cruise liner the HMS Bestival! Two-step your way into the head-spinning UKG madness with Oxide & Neutrino, DJ LUCK & MC NEAT, Heartless Crew and Matt Jam Lamont rinsing the beats.” Rob da Bank / A to Z of Bestival ... See MoreSee Less

“What better place to throw our first ever Garage Pool Party than on our trusty ocean cruise liner the HMS Bestival! Two-step your way into the head-spinning UKG madness with Oxide & Neutrino, DJ LUCK & MC NEAT, Heartless Crew and Matt Jam Lamont rinsing the beats.” Rob da Bank / A to Z of Bestival


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The Line-Up So Far:

THE CASTLE STAGE: The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pet Shop Boys, Justice, Dizzee Rascal, Little Dragon, Rag’n’Bone Man, Wiley, Laura Mvula, Danny Brown, Loyle Carner, Soul II Soul, Circa Waves, MNEK, Ray BLK, Stefflon Don, Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit, The Cuban Brothers

THE BOX: Jamie T, DJ Shadow, Kurupt FM, Blossoms, Lucy Rose, Twin Atlantic, AJ Tracey, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, DJ Yoda, U-Roy, Romare, Sinkane, Tash Sultana, Bjarki, Alma, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Formation, Let’s Eat Grandma, Cakes da Killa, 67, London African Gospel Choir performing Graceland, Skinny Girl Diet, Hackney Colliery Band, The Greasy Slicks, Park Hotel, The Smiths Ltd, Disney Rascal

TEMPLE: Annie Mac, Andy C presents 25 Years of RAM, – Andy C, 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

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

THE FROZEN MOLE: Artwork Presents Art’s House, Slaves (DJ Set), Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi, 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,

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  The Showhawk Duo, Swan Levitt,Upstarts, Coco And The Butterfields, Vistas  The Du-Rell Family, Lewis Bootle, Fours, Wild Front, Jodie Abacus, Shama Rahman, Ecurbrekal, Nakamarra, Compton White, Brandon Rivers, Graceland, Route2roots, Freazy, Eton Girls Choir

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, Flags by Angus Watt

More Acts To Be Announced Soon…

BESTIVAL TICKET LINKS & INFORMATION:                                                             

Ticketline, 0844 888 4410



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