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Happy Kanye set for Bestival 2017

Standing over seven metres tall on a rainbow plinth at the epicentre of Cuckoo Clump, Happy Kanye will be bold and beautiful, a beacon of positivity encouraging festival-goers to step into the rainbow and celebrate togetherness. And, just like in real life inside Kanye’s head is where all the good stuff happens. Expect a full interactive art experience, it will be down to you to unify with your fellow party people and channel positive vibrations to the world. Let us know how you think you can increase the peace with Happy Kanye!

Happy Kanye is Spanish collective, Cool Shit real life version of memes, they’ve been giving celebrities the larger than life treatment for the last four years, notably bringing Lionel’s Richie Head, which stood at a mere three and half metres tall, to Bestival in 2013.


The xx/ A Tribe Called Quest/ The Pet Shop Boys/ Justice/ Dizzee Rascal/ Little Dragon/ Rag’n’Bone Man/ Wiley/ Laura Mvula/ Danny Brown/ Loyle Carner/ Soul II Soul/ Circa Waves/ MNEK/ Ray BLK/ Stefflon Don/ Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit/ The Cuban Brothers
THE BOX: Jamie T/ DJ Shadow/ Kurupt FM/ Blossoms/ Lucy Rose/ Twin Atlantic/ AJ Tracey/ Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon/ Bomba Estereo/ Fakear/ DJ Yoda/ U-Roy/ Romare/ Sinkane/ Tash Sultana/ Clean Cut Kid/ Bjarki/ Alma/ Hypnotic Brass Ensemble/ Formation/ Let’s Eat Grandma/ Cakes da Killa/ 67/ London African Gospel Choir performing Graceland/ Skinny Girl Diet/ HMLTD/ Lost Colours/ Hackney Colliery Band/ The Greasy Slicks/ Park Hotel/ The Smiths Ltd/ Disney Rascal


Annie Mac/ Andy C presents 25 Years of RAM/ – Andy C/ Calyx & Teebee/ Culture Shock/ DC Breaks & MC’s Tonn Piper/ Carasel & 2Shy/ Maceo Plex/ Jackmaster/ Kolsch/ Heidi/ Agoria/ Dusky/ Patrick Topping/ Solardo/ Monki/ Melé/ Raindance: Rat Pack/ Slipmatt/ Billy Daniel Bunter/ Uncle Dugs/ Jungle Fever: Brockie & MC Det/ Jumping Jack Frost/ Ragga Twins/ Funky Flirt/ Shockin B/ Eastman Sound/ Ruddy RanksJasper James/ Avalon Emerson/ Willow/ Jem Haynes


David Rodigan presents RAM JAM – Special Guest TBA/ Preditah/ Conducta & MC Creed/ Venum Sound Toddla T presents Carnival/ Teklife showcase – DJ Spinn/ DJ Taye/ DJ Paypal & Teklife Dancers/ Fatman Scoop/ Midland/ Sam Gellaitry/ Shanti Celeste/ Job Jobse/ Barely Legal/ Nightwave/ Smerz/ The Rhythm Method/ Zoee/ Anna Wall/ Karaoke Glitter Rave/ Martha/ Tayo/ Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band


Honeyblood/ Black Foxxes/ Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer/ Chastity Belt/ The Magic Gang/ Sean McGowan/ The Tuts/ TRAAMS/ Dead!/ Barns Courtney/ Tom Walker/ Dan Caplen/ The Rising/ The Showhawk Duo/ Swan Levitt/ Upstarts/ Coco and the Butterfields/ Vistas/ The Du-Rell Family/ Lewis Bootle/ Fours/ Wild Front/ Jodie Abacus/ Shama Rahman Band/ Ecurbrekal/ Nakamarra/ Compton White/ Brandon Rivers/ Graceland/ Route2Roots/ Freazy/ Eton Girls Choir/ Ian Easton & The Widowmakers/ Jarrod Dickenson


Roots Manuva/ Mad Professor Trojan Sound System/ Nice Up Presents Daddy G/ Star.One/ Shepdog/ Ghost Writerz/ Reggae Roast & MC Natty Campbell/ DJ Dapper Dan
HMS BESTIVAL: Sink the Pink/ Buttmitzvah/ Hard Cock Life/ Heartless Crew/ DJ Luck & MC Neat/ Oxide & Neutrino & Matt Jam Lamont/ Dazed takeover; Mykki Blanco/ Octo Octa & Eclair Fifi/ Jaguar Skillz/ Drag Queen Bingo


Artwork Presents Art’s House/ Slaves (DJ Set)/ Purple Rave/ Cirque Du Soul DJs


Mr Scruff/ Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club/ South London Soul Train


47Soul/ The Turbans/ My Baby/ Flamingods/ New York Brass Band/ Swing Patrol/ Fandjango/


The Ska Vengers/ Smoove and Turrell/ K.O.G. and The Zongo Brigade/ Kuenta I Tambu/


Chris Coco/ Pete Gooding/ Mixmaster Morris/


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The World’s Biggest Confetti Canon/ Castle Fireworks Finale/ Love-Bot / The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle/ Bestival Inflatable Church / Confetti Wedding Disco/ The Feast Collective/ Slow Motion/
Revolution Rides/ Carnival Day Parade/ Night Parades
Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus/ Sunday Best Cardboard Record Shop/ Lost In The Woods/ Ancient Woodlands/ Free Haircuts/ Campsite Recycling Hubs/ Kids Field/ Flags by Angus Watt

Bestival takes place between 7th and 10th September in its new home Dorset.

Sarah Bargiela
Sarah Bargiela
Sarah aka Bargi is the Assistant Editor and Music Editor for Entertainment Focus (EF).

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