Bestival announces Films In The Forest line-up: live scores, cult classics & documentaries

From utter legends to just about the most exciting bands around, our musical shipmates are second to none for our 10th Birthday shindig but, as anyone who’s ever been knows,Bestival’s not all about the music! If you venture into the Ambient Forest late at night you’ll find the Amphitheatre transformed into a glorious cinema with live scores, cult classics, documentaries and short films all programmed by our friends from London Short Film Festival and Branchage. With a theme for each night, Films in the Forest offers up a programme of movies that’ll move you, amuse you and in some cases terrify you.

Rob da Bank says: “The Films in the Forest were such a success last year with people raving to the Chemical Brothers Don’t Think, right through to scaring the bejesus out of themselves to David Lynch films that we had to repeat it. The films selected this year are just as cool and I’m delighted Fake Blood himself will be doing a horror soundtrack and the hip-hop night looks ace too… see you in the Woods”


Thursday night is all about Musical Journeys and will see woozy dream-popsters Gum soundtracking the 1916 version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, plus there will screenings of Dave Grohl’s recent Sound City documentary and Karl Hyde and Kieran Evans’ The Outer Edges.  Friday’s theme is Rapper’s Delight in honour of the super-fat hip-hop action Bestival has got going on this year. There will be bumping beats supplied by DJ Woody who will be throwing down his Big Fat 90s Mixtape AV Set and you’ll be able to catch genre classic Beat Street and a secret film showing a hip-hop don as you’ve never seen him before…

Saturday is Fright Night so who better to rescore horror masterpiece, Suspiria than Fake Blood? And that’s not all as you’ll be jumping out of your skin if you stick around for Sam Raimi’s gore-fest Evil Dead II. Wrapping things up on Sunday with an Outsiders theme we’ll be delving into the lives of some true non-conformists with a double bill of hedonistic sagas. The ultimate counterculture movie Easy Rider sets the tone and David Cronenberg’s unique take on Naked Lunch takes us to the outer limits!

Look out for London Short Film Festival short films, which will play each night in support of the main features and keep an eye out for the Films in the Forest popcorn vendors, who’ll be on hand with award-winning nibbles cooked up by Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn.




Adult Ticket with entry from Thursday 5th September – £190
Adult Ticket with entry from Friday 6th September – £180
Adult Premium ‘Wild Copse’ Camping Ticket – £316 (more info)

Student Ticket with entry from Thursday 5th September – £180
(For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office. No other student ID accepted)

Teen (age 13-17) Ticket – £127
Teen (age 13-17) Premium ‘Wild Copse’ Camping Ticket – £158 (more info)

Child (age 12 & under) Ticket – Free (but you must obtain a ticket)
Child (age 12 & under) Premium ‘Wild Copse’ Camping Ticket – Free (more info)

Campervan Tickets – £90 (per vehicle)

Advance Car Parking – £11 (or £15 in cash on arrival)

– All Tickets will incur a booking fee.
– There are no Day Tickets.

We’re pleased to announce that we are offering a 15 week payment plan which means that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of £12.67 per week (Thursday entry) or £12 per week (Friday entry) over 15 weekly payments.

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Anyone who has already purchased a 2013 ticket (or Early Bird ticket) can pay the difference to upgrade to a Wild Copse Premium Campsite ticket – just call Ticketline on 0844 888 4420 and they’ll be able to help.

Festival ticket and Ferry Travel packages are on sale now:

Wightlink – / 0871 376 1000
(Early Bird packages plus payment plan option now available)

Red Funnel – / 0844 844 9988
(Early Bird packages plus payment plan option now available)

Hovertravel – / 01983 811000

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