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Bestival announces new performance stage

Wed 15 Feb 2012

Bestival announces new performance stage

Music lovers looking forward to a trip to the Isle of Wight at the end of the summer in order to attend this year's Bestival will be able to see performances in a brand new area of the site.

The Amphitheatre is going to be set up in the Ambient Fields at Robin Hill Country Park and will see live film scores and other special treats showcased to attendees of the event.

Organisers of the festival confirmed that poetry and theatre is going to be performed at this part of the festival, while live comedy sketch shows will also take place here.

Some of the UK's top DJs will be taking to the decks late at night over the course of the weekend in order to show off their brand new film scores, with curator of Bestival Rob da Bank leading the way with his unique take on the 1930s classic King Kong.

Scroobius Pip's Lizard Lounge sessions will also be held in the Amphitheatre over the course of the weekend, which will see a range of artists perform their spoken word pieces to the audience, while Max & Ivan are Holmes & Watson for one of the sketch shows planned for the event.

"And that's not all that’s going on in the Ambient Forest. Back by popular demand, you can start your day in a secluded clearing in the woods, with a very special meditation or yoga session, presented by leading experts, the David Lynch Foundation," commented the organisers of Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

Some of the headline acts to be heading to the island in order to perform at Bestival this summer have already been confirmed, with Sigur Ros, The xx and New Order among the top names.

Other groups to be taking to the stage over the course of the weekend (September 6th to 9th) include Two Door Cinema Club, Justice, Hot Chip, Soulwax and Friendly Fires.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-801293593-ADNFCR

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