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Bestival festival 2012 Jamie BakerAdding a touch of culture to Bestival’s 10th Birthday spectacular from September 5th-9th at Robin Hill Country Park, organisers are delighted to announce the return of the hugely popular performance stage, The Amphitheatre, set deep in the heart of the Ambient Forest.

Nestled under a canopy of trees, this beautiful spot will be home to acts and performances ranging from theatre, to sketch comedy, spoken word and talks.

Rob da Bank says:

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“Bestival has never just been about the music and over the last three years we’ve put  huge focus on our spoken word, theatre and other worldly pursuits that don’t involve loud music and raving. 2013 will be our finest year yet, with the best performers and spoken worders out there – from Scroobius Pip and Kate Tempest to the Tongue Fu dudes, plus an incredible cinematic line-up, theatre, comedy, our unofficial mascot Howard Marks and even an on the sofa chat with jungle and drum & bass legends. If you go down to the woods today expect to be surprised – and I’ll see you in a tree hammock.”

Howard Marks picBestival revelers can expect to see a mix of theatrical plays, some of the UK’s leading spoken word artists and comedy sketches as well as looking back on the history of Howard Marks and he tells four extraordinary and action packed phases of his life.

As night falls, The Amphitheatre will be transformed into a glorious cinema with live scores from the likes of Fake Blood, DJ Woody and East India Youth with cult classics, documentaries and short films all programmed by friends from the Branchage and London Short Film Festivals. With a theme for each night – Musical Journeys, Rapper’s Delight, Fright Night and Outsiders – Films In The Forest offers up a programme of movies that’ll move you, amuse you and in some cases terrify you.

And back by popular demand, you can start your day at The Amphitheatre with a very special ‘Chill’ session of meditation or relaxation, presented by leading experts the David Lynch Foundation. And once you have cleared your mind, why not clear your lungs with a liberating choir session? Singing maestros Funky Little Choir will help you sing your hearts out.

So if you’re looking for some food for thought in amongst the hedonistic fun, head to The Amphitheatre and soak up the erudite pleasures!

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