Countdown to Bestival 2016 – 12 festival anthems we hope to hear


In less than 3 weeks, Bestival goes ‘Back To The Future’ at Robin Hill Country Park. And excitement is reaching fever pitch. Taking place from 8 – 11th September 2016, Bestival is the grand finale of festival season. We travel to dozens of festivals every summer, and Bestival fits its name.

Swooning over this year’s line up, we count down 12 festival performances likely to go down in Bestival history.

Katy B – Katy on a Mission

From Parklife back in June, to V Festival last month, Katy B has smashed festival season. Katy’s sets are rave-y, nostalgic and full of high energy. Katy B is on a mission Back to the Future with Bestival, and you’re invited! Gun fingers… Katy headlines The Big Top on Friday.

Odesza – Say My Name (feat. Zyra)

Hailing from Seattle, Odesza is production duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. Their festival set is full of euphoric moments, and they always capture our imagination in a magical way. Odesza play The Big Top on Friday.

Major Lazer – Get Free

This festival anthem summarises everything we love about rave culture. Because it’s all about getting free, right? Major Lazer headline the main stage on Friday night, we love to see it.

Skepta – Man

Along every step of the way, Skepta has done things his own way – and he shows no intentions of changing to please anyone. Catch Skepta on the main stage on Friday.

Kurupt FM – Heart Monitor Riddem

In the first episode of People Just Do Nothing series three, Kurupt FM decide to make a new track. Heart Monitor Riddim is the result. It’s so bad, it’s good. Seriously good. This will ‘go off’ at Bestival 2016. The Kurupt boys play the Bollywood Stage on Saturday.

Kano – T Shirt Weather In The Manor

Kano is another member of grime royalty smashing festival season. Bestival is your last chance to catch him at a major festival, before his headline show at o2 Academy Brixton next month. Let’s hope its t-shirt weather at Bestival this weekend!

Wiz Khalifa – Change

Pittsburgh’s finest rhymer, Wiz, came to worldwide attention for his track Black and Yellow, and keeps on smashing them out of the park. Taylor Gang lost to Mixpak at Red Bull Culture Clash, so you know Wiz will bring his A-game to Bestival. Taking on Sean Paul on the Main Stage on Sunday night in a sound clash, there’s no where else to be as Bestival 2016 draws to a close.

Mura Masa – What If I Go?

Alex’s music combines the energy of electronic production and club culture with the rustic and organic sounds and timbres of traditional vinyl beat-making.
 He’s only young, and at the beginning of a long career! Make sure you catch Mura Masa on The Big Top on Sunday.

Anne Marie – Alarm

Fire-breathing festival veteran Anne Marie is always on hand to glitter up the night! Catch her on The Big Top on Saturday.

Oh Wonder – Heart Hope

Wonderful duo Oh Wonder have toured the world with their beautiful debut. Get ready to fall in love and be inspired. Oh Wonder play The Big Top on Friday.

Glass Animals – Youth

This pineapple-loving Oxford quartet had the honour of being the first act signed to Wolf Tone imprint, which gives you some idea of how special the band are. The band’s newly released second LP has us OBSESSED. Glass Animals’ Bestival set will be super special. They play The Big Top on Thursday.

The Cure –  Friday I’m in Love

I don’t care if Monday’s blue, Tuesday’s grey and Wednesday too.
Thursday I don’t care about you … IT’S BESTIVAL I’M IN LOVE. What is a festival without some classic rock? The Cure headline Saturday night.

For more information on Bestival 2016 ‘Back to the Future’, you can visit the official website here.