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The Xx Are 'Excited' To Lead The 2017 Line-up For Bestival

The xx have been announced to headline Bestival 2017 alongside A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys. The Autumn event returns for its 14th year, but for the very first time it won't be...

Rob Da Bank Relocating Bestival Festival

The off-beat music festival has been held in the English island's Robin Hill Country Park since 2004, growing from an event of just 10,000 people to become one of the U.K.'s best loved...

Missy Elliott Pays Tribute To Late Stars At Festival

During her set, which included a cameo from rap newcomer Sharaya J, the Work It hitmaker asked fans to hold up the light on their cell phones for a special tribute. Before...

The Chemical Brothers Return To Bestival With Hits-filled Extravaganza

Bandmates Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons last played the festival in 2007, and as they made their event comeback, they treated the audience to lasers, clockwork robots and terrifying animation, reports NME.com....

Bestival Is Going To North America

New Year, New Festival Season and in 2015 one of the best ones is going global - Bestival is going to Toronto. Bestival UK has been a firm favourite in the summer calendar for 12...

Busta Rhymes Cancels Festival Appearance

Rapper Busta Rhymes has cancelled his performance at U.K. music event Bestival.The Touch It hitmaker was scheduled to appear at the Isle of Wight festival on Sunday (07Sep14) but told his fans he would no...

Bestival Pulls Off Major Coup With Busta Rhymes' First UK Festival Show

Festival organisers have managed to persuade Busta Rhymes to join the main stage line-up at this year's festival, marking the first time the American hip-hop star has played at a festival in the UK.Busta Rhymes...

Bestival Line-up Just Keeps On Getting Better As Beck And Foals Join Outkast

Beck and Foals have been added to the line-up of this year’s Bestival festival, joining fellow headliners Outkast. Beck will headline the main stage on Thursday night, with Outkast on Friday and Foals on the...

Bestival 2014 Lineup Kicks Off With Outkast Announcement

The reunited hip-hop outfit OutKast are the first act to be announced for the Bestival 2014 line-up. The event takes place at the Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from September 4th-7th....

Elton John On Kids And Drugs, Reveals His "Monstrous Side"

Elton John is possibly the busiest person in music right now. He’s recorded a brand new album, and made his first festival appearance in decades at the only festival worthy of his penchant for fancy...

Bestival 2013: Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand, Johnny Marr & The Knife Rock The Boat

Bestival drew to a close last night (8th Sep) as thousands of revellers - dressed in their finest ocean-themed gear - celebrated the ten year anniversary of the annual fancy dress and performing arts event....

In One Last Bout Of Summer Festival Euphoria, Snoop Dogg And Franz Ferdinand Rock Bestival

Snoop Dogg and Franz Ferdinand dominated Saturday at Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Festival goers enjoyed a rare bit of sunshine yesterday (September 7) and Snoop Dogg performed a set, featuring some of his...

Hey, Remember Franz Ferdinand? They're Back With A New Album!

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced plans to release their fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, through Domino Records on August 4, 2013. Frontman Alex Kapranos has made no secret of the band's...

New Order To Headline Saturday At Bestival

Fresh from announcing their initial line up last week, Bestival have revealed that the critically acclaimed Manchester dance act New Order will be headlining the festival on Saturday 8th September 2012. Bestival founder Rob Da...

Paolo Nutini Named Headline Performance Of The Year

Paolo Nutini was named Headline Performance of the Year at last night's (14.11.11) UK Festival Awards.The Scottish ' Pencil Full of Lead' singer scooped the prize for his Headlining slot at Latitude festival earlier this...

Bjork Remembers Manchester Rave Scene

Bjork launched her 'Biophilia' album in Manchester because it reminds her of raving in the city.The 'It's Oh So Quiet' singer - who launched the album with a groundbreaking live shows at the northern English...

Elbow Fan Jay-z

Jay-Z is a fan of Elbow. The '99 Problems' rapper is a fan of the 'Neat Little Rows' indie group after seeing them from the side of the stage at this year's Glastonbury festival. Radio...

The Prodigy Close Bestival

The Prodigy brought Bestival festival to a close last night (12.09.10) with a greatest hits set, which ended with a bonfire and fireworks display. The dance group - made up of Keith Flint, Liam Howlett...

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