Bestival's Invaders of the Future stage will once again plays most exciting up-and-coming rock andf folk acts around, including sugar-coated riff monsters Honeyblood, doom-popsters Black Foxxes, chap-hop superstar Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer.

Rob da Bank says: “This is one of my favourite things about Bestival. I spend ages thinking about who the most exciting new bands are and what underground sounds will blow everyone away. From Honeyblood and Black Foxxes to TRAAMS and Dead!, there’s a ton of acts who will be on the bigger stages next year. I promise you, this lot will be blasting from your headphones for years to come, so try not to miss them before they start playing enormo-domes!”

Other bands appearing on Invaders of the Future stage are: Chastity Belt, The Magic Gang, Sean Mcgowan, The Tuts, Traams, Dead!, Barns Courtney, The Showhawk Duo, Swan Levitt, Upstarts, Coco And The Butterfields, Vistas, The Du-Rell Family, Lewis Bootle, Fours, Wild Front, Jodie Abacus, Shama Rahman Ecurbrekal, Nakamarra, Compton White, Brandon Rivers Graceland, Route2roots Freazy, Eton Girls Choir.

2017 will see the return of HMS Bestival plus The World's Biggest Confetti Canon, Castle Fireworks Finale, the Love-Bot, The World's Biggest Bouncy Castle, Bestival Inflatable Church, Confetti Wedding Disco, The Feast Collective, Slow Motion, Revolution Rides, Carnival Day Parade and Night Parades, the Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus, Sunday Best Cardboard Record Shop, Lost in the Woods, Ancient Woodlands, Free Haircuts, Campsite Recycling Hubs and Kids’ Field.

Bestival takes place from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th December at the Lulworth Estate, Dorset.

Artists already confirmed for Bestival 2017 include: The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys, Jamie T, Kurupt FM, Justice and Dizzee Rascal