Bestival Radio 2012 goes Experi-mental!

  • 31 August 2012
  • POSTED BY Duncan
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The airwaves of the Isle of Wight and far beyond will come alive once more for 2012 as we’re pleased to announce Bestival Radio will be broadcasting again for the whole festival weekend.

Going out on 87.9FM to the local area and streaming live to the world by the magic of the internet, the radio is an essential part of the Bestival experience whether you are actually there or not. Tune in from your car on the way, let us sing you to sleep at night or stream us online from the comfort of your living room.

We’ve got an action packed schedule across four days showcasing a huge slice of the best the festival has to offer capturing all the madness and mayhem as it unfolds direct to your ears.

Bestival Radio is hosted by a handpicked selection of the cream of the crop from the festival line up of artists and performers, plus of course the legendary Bestival FM crew.


For 2012 we’re stepping in to the lab and entering a world of weird and wonderful science. Our crack team of scientific investigators will be surveying the wildlife of Bestival in the (un)natural habitat and drawing conclusions based on only the finest empirical evidence. We’ll be taking scientific readings and conducting experiments with things that crackle and fizz, concocting all manner of scientific mischief in our custom built laboratory.

For the first time we’ve also teamed up with Reprezent, London’s most vibrant and exciting youth-lead station. Most of the presenters are under twenty years old with their fingers on the pulse of the best new music and representing the strong opinions of young London. Martha, Nate and Zoe from the station will be broadcasting from Bestival across London, taking the campsite spirit to the inner city.

As always things kick off at 10am on Thursday 6th September keeping you company on the road to the festival with all the travel and information you need ensuring a smooth ride with music and entertainment of the highest standard. After that we’ll be with you every step of the way until the last people leave the site on Monday 10th. We’ll be running around the site all weekend, pestering as many musicians, DJs, personalities and performers into taking a turn at the controls and adding to your Bestival experience. More importantly than that, we will be herding all you wild beasts to our makeshift studio and stage and FORCING you to get involved in making the station the REAL sound of Bestival.

Artists already confirmed for Bestival Radio shows this year include: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Little Dragon, Roots Manuva, Prince Fatty, Alexander Nut, Brodinski, Warm/Electric Minds, Disclosure, Raf Daddy (The 2 Bears), LA Salami, To Kill A King, DELS, Jinja Safari, Frank Tope, Max Cooper, Greg WIlson, Tythe, Sombrero Sound System & of course Bestival Radio’s very own Reverend Milo & Lucy Pink plus many more.

Of course we haven’t even begun to cover everything so keep your eyes and ears peeled for further announcements are the events unfold

Check out Bestival Radio’s Podcasts and re-live Bestival Radio 2011 via their Mixcloud page where you will find a treasure trove of podcasts and shows to listen to.

You can also subscribe to these for free via iTunes.