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

By Michael West | 10th February 2014

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...

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

By Stephanie Chase | 4th February 2014

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...

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Bestival 2014 Lineup Kicks Off With Outkast Announcement

By Michael West | 28th January 2014

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....

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

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th September 2013

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...

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

By Lauren James | 9th September 2013

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....

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

By Victoria Pavlova | 8th September 2013

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...

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

By Michael West | 16th May 2013

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...

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New Order To Headline Saturday At Bestival

14th February 2012

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...

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Paolo Nutini Named Headline Performance Of The Year

16th November 2011

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...

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Bjork Remembers Manchester Rave Scene

3rd August 2011

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...

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Elbow Fan Jay-z

2nd August 2011

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...

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The Prodigy Close Bestival

13th September 2010

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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