So Rob Da Bank's all singing, all dancing, fancy-dressed brainchild, Bestival, is here, and I, for one, am excited.

With draws such as the likes of a Bollywood field, a wealth of comedians and spoken word artists and cinematic events to keep you busy, even if you don't plan on seeing any music at all, you won't be short of choices for what to see, but just in case you are a bit interested in the music, and, well, we'll assume if you're reading this then you are, here's a few picks of what might just be the best acts to catch, in-between the wild animal-cosumte clad partying.


Frantic, almost-instrumental math rocky electro wonderfulness, the Errors boys, hailing from Glasgow, are sure to get your heart racing. After playing a spectacular set at this year's Great Escape festival down in Brighton, we're hoping they'll put out more of the goods this weekend.

Gold Panda

Pretty much the best of the man-with-laptop kind of deal around in the last few years, Gold Panda's glitchy electronics and innovative spirit promises to make one of the best sets of the festival.


Needing little introduction, I'm sure, Claire Boucher's distinctive brand of weird electronics and ethereal vocals is still pretty much the coolest thing that happened this year, and her bizarre-beautiful stage presence, accompanied by her equally strange dancers, looks to be near unmissable.

Porcelain Raft

Having just seen Porcelain Raft perform last weekend and Shoreditch's 1234 festival, we can safely say his fuzzy walls of dreamy pop and Placebo-esque vocal mastery are well worth catching live.


As cool as it gets and as entertaining to goggle at live as anything you're likely to see this weekend, Friends' female fronted, Brooklynite pop is certainly something we'll be watching out for.

There'll also be the likes of Sigur Rós, Django Django, Scroobious Pip/Dan Le Sac (we assume they'll be doing something together although they're listed separately), Warpaint, Jeffry Lewis and the Junkyard, even Beardyman (we could go on…) which will all be well worth catching. All of this, then, alongside the promise of sun (prey for us), dressing up and the drinking of much cider, points firmly towards a pretty fantastic end (or near end) to the festival season.

See you there!