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HAVING recently unveiled an alluring array of alternative Bestival 2012 pleasures including The Grand Palace of Entertainment, the Slumbarave, Time for Tease, the Knees Up Tent, Mazy’s Art Club, Club Dada and myriad sideshows and micro-venues, we are now very proud to announce a rather fine selection  of silver screen treats to keep you entertained…

Celebrating the very best in moving pictures and sound, Bestival have got it all from out-and-out classics to cutting- edge cinematography as the Nomad Cinema, the Branchage Film Festival Takeover, the Lost Picture Show and the amazing Sol Cinema joining the line up at Robin Hill Country Park from 6-9 September.

Event Curator Rob da Bank says: “2012 may well be the year of Wildflife at Bestival – it’s also the year of cinema down on the site… Our amazing partners Nomad have come up with such a strong bill from the classic Yellow Submarine to the Chemical Brothers insanely good film Don’t Think not forgetting two cracking double-bills from David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino. If that wasn’t enough for any cinephile, add in some superb soundtrack cinema from our mates in Jersey, Branchage, plus the beautiful Lost Picture Show and Sol Cinema dropping by. Just make sure you remember to catch some bands too!”

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Pioneers of the migratory movie experience, The Nomad Cinema brings magical and carefully curated film happenings to wide-eyed audiences of all ages and sizes at an inspiring range of beautiful, curious and downright strange screening locations, so we’re over the moon that they’re coming to Bestival with a selection of guilt-edged cinematic greats for your delectation.

Organisers are also welcoming guest programmers Branchage to contribute to the diverse and exciting film line-up, with the Branchage Film Festival Takeover. Branchage is a young, ambitious and imaginative film festival in Jersey, renowned for its cutting-edge commissions and creative programming. The festival specialises in site-specific live sound-tracking, music and film screenings.  So we’re very excited that they will present both a daytime and late night takeover of the brilliant Lost Picture Show.

But that’s not all, as we have two chances to showcase your short film at Bestival! Firstly, we’re looking for an outstanding short film to help us Keep Bestival Green and Tidy. The winning film will be shown over the weekend on the Main Stage and the filmmaker will win a pair of tickets to Bestival. More info is available here.

Secondly,  organisers are looking for funny, inspirational, uplifting, vintage, political, or just plain daft films to show in our micro solar powered cinema Sol Cinema. If you’ve made a flick that fits the bill then go here to find out more!

And do keep checking in at, and our Facebook page and Rob da Bank’s Twitter for loads more info and cool stuff!

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Ticketline – 0844 888 4410 / Ticketmaster / Red Funnel – 0844 844 9988 (inc optional ferry travel bundles) /Wightlink – 0871 376 1000 (inc optional ferry travel bundles) / HMV / Hover Travel (inc optional hovercraft travel bundles)

Adult Ticket With Entry From Thursday 6th September – £180 / Adult Ticket With Entry From Friday 7th September – £170
Teen Ticket (age 13-17) – £120
Age 12 and Under Weekend Ticket – FREE (but you must obtain a ticket)


Wild Copse (Premium Camping) Adult Ticket – £299
Wild Copse (Premium Camping) Teen Ticket – £149.50
Wild Copse (Premium Camping) Age 12 and Under – Free

Campervan Tickets: £85 (per vehicle)

Tickets will also be available to buy through our payment plan which lets you pay a quarter of the total ticket cost (plus booking fees) now, with a further three equal payments spread across the following four consecutive months.

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