Bestival announce even more treats... and unveil their environMENTAL mission

The September spectacular has signed up to 10:10 and commits to reduce carbon emissions by 10%
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LIVE MUSIC FROM

LEVEL 42 / PROFESSOR GREEN / THE KING BLUES / WHITE RABBITS (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / ELIZA DOOLITTLE / VILLAGERS / NNEKA / GIGGS / COCKNBULLKID (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / JOE WORRICKER / KID ADRIFT / VISIONS OF TREES / DIZRAELI / NATELY / MIDNIGHT EXPRESSO

AND DJ SETS FROM

HIGH CONTRAST AND MC WREC / TROJAN SOUND SYSTEM / HIP HOP KARAOKE / DARKSTARR / QUEENS OF NOISE / FILTHY DUKES / ALDO VANUCCI / ROSS ALLEN / TOM ROBINSON / TOM RAVENSCROFT / BEN DAVIES LGC / REVEREND MILO SPEEDWAGON / COLEY / CRIMES AGAINST POP / DAISY HEARTBREAKER / FLYING WHITE DOTS / THE GURU / IN LIGHT OF AQUARIUS / JAMES HARWOOD (LET'S GO CRAZY) / JOHNNO (YACHT ROCK) / RACHEL FURNER /HANDSOME DAVE ROCKER AND GENTLE BREN / MOONBOOTS / RICKY REDHEAD / TWIGGY GARCIA (LET'S GO CRAZY) / UNION DJ'S

Helping kick off this year's Year of The Fantastic will be the Isle of Wight's biggest band, Level 42, who will play a momentous 30th anniversary show on the main stage on Friday. There will also be appearances from rap sensation and Hackney’s finest pop star Professor Green, high-octane ska-punks The King Blues, a UK festival exclusive from super-cool New York six-piece White Rabbits, sassy songstress Eliza Doolittle, soulful hip-hop from Nneka, a live set of slick rhymes from Giggs, the hotly tipped Villagers and a UK Festival exclusive live set from cocknbullkid. Plus there will be live music from Joe Worricker, Kid Adrift, Visions Of Trees, Dizraeli, Nately and Midnight Expresso.

As part fo a cross-channel collaboration Bestival has teamed up with Paris' Rock En Seine to create an exclusive performance from a specially commissioned super-group made up of hotly tipped UK Electro-pop purveyors Ou Est Le Swimming Pool and the much admired Gallic hip-hop outfit Naïve New Beaters.

Check out bestival.net for more info

ENVIRON-MENTAL AT BESTIVAL!

Last year Bestival was one of only 13 festivals worldwide to be awarded an 'Outstanding' Greener Festival Award. This year they're pulling out all the stops to make Bestival an even greener and more envionmentally friendly event, and have signed up to the 10:10 campaign , making a firm commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.

10:10 is an ambitious project to unite every sector of society behind one simple idea: cutting emissions by 10% in 2010. It was conceived by the team behind climate blockbuster The Age Of Stupid and is run by a small independent team, supported by an army of volunteers and a dream team of partner organisations including ActionAid, Comic Relief, the Energy Saving Trust, the Carbon Trust, the Public Interest Research Centre and many more. Low-carbon printer manufacturer Kyocera Mita and Eaga, the UK’s largest supplier of heating and renewable energy, were the campaign’s original sponsors.

To get involved in 10:10, sign up here

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