“The perfect tent for Sunday Silliness” Rob da Bank
“When I die, bury me under the Knees Up” Bestival reveller 2011 … well quite
The Knees Up Tent
The original Music Hall Time-Travelling All-Singing Troupe of Idiots Underbling & Vow – help the aged Nanna & crackpot pianist Cyril Millions, bringing you a gin and tea fuelled pop mash up through the space-time continuum.
LORRAINE BOWEN sings through her favourite hits such as The Crumble Song, The Burger Song, Faffing around on Facebook and Use you Knuckles on the Cash Machine playing her Casio Organ on a trusty ironing board stand to create a great sing-a-long vibe in the Knees Up Tent.
Also, learn top tricks and tips to get your confidence soaring and your vocals exercised to sing along to the acts… in tune! Very funny and endearing and always a joy – bring your kids and granny along too!
IDA BARR is the figurehead of a new style of music – combining street flavas and Music Hall and this Gangsta Grandma is naughty by nature. The People’s Pensioner will be spinning some tunes and mashing up some EDM with some Jessie Matthews as well as performing hits from her long-playing 12" Artificial Hip Hop.
Twisting modern life into some of the catchiest, most peculiar pop songs you’ll hear this year, award-winning cabaret duo BOURGEOIS & MAURICE bring their critically-acclaimed 4-piece band show to Bestival. An unrivalled mix of social commentary, musical comedy and fashion so high you’ll wonder what you’ve taken.
BUNTY is a fiery multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer and wild eyed visionary using synths, toys, uke, voice, effects pedals and a mash of real and made-up languages. Bunty’s powerful one-woman electro-orchestra combines the rawness of early M.I.A with the lyrical espionage of Tom Waites and a voice that can sound as sweet as Ella Fitzgerald.
ANIL DESAI’S ‘NIGHT AT THE MOVIES’
Fresh from his smashingly successful tour in Australia and New Zealand, the UK’s hottest impressionist is back, celebrating his love of cinema with this fully loaded, fast-paced, feel-good show. Featuring live movie trailers, slick stand up, hilarious stories and over 50 Hollywood impressions!
RAJESH the BOLLYWOOD LOUNGE SINGER
Join the head wobblin’, bhangra dancin’, poppadom smashin’ ex-Bollywood child star turned alternative singer, Rajesh, for an afternoon of singin’, dancin’ and comedy as he searches for his runaway wife whilst spreading the power of love. Like a milk chocolate Sammy Davis Jnr! Moustaches welcome!
RUDE GRRL and John Sizzle bring the very best of East London’s alternative club performance scene to the Knees-Up tent for two long legendary naughty sessions on Friday & Sunday. Mixing it up for real with an impressive list of DJs, performance artists, live PAs, trans mayhem, femme raunch, chaos, fun, and anarchy – cum and get RUDE!
The GLOBOLOCO DJs are back at the Knees Up Tent for the third year running, its world music but not as you know it! Expect a booty shaking mix of sounds from the carnival frontier! Brazilian jungle, Columbian hip-hop, Jamaican Dancehall, Balkan beats, Afro breaks, and much more! DJs Karamel, Cal Jader & Dub Lexical.
I’M JUST HAPPY and TOO MANY Ts are a trio of rap/beatbox hip hop mentalists straight out of the depths of South London! Fresh from a full UK tour, Leon Rhymes, Ross Standaloft and Pikey Esquire will be bringing a vibe of good times and rhymes backed with lip wizardry and bone crunching beats. Expect the unexpected from red clippers to plum jam!
DJ MONKEY STOMP BLUES spins a heady cocktail of hellzapoppin’ vintage vinyl tunes to keep you flippin’, floppin’ and a flyin’ – From Stompin’ 60’s Soul to Jump Jivin’ 50’s Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, Skankingly Sweet Ska to Dirty Ol’ Blues with a dash of the Reggae for your jeggae, all held in place with a dollop of Scandlous Swing, Columbian Cumbia and all that Jazz.