Sir Elton John - Elton John & Snoop Dogg To Headline Britain's Bestival Festival

Sir Elton John and Snoop Dogg will headline this year's (13) Bestival festival on the Isle of Wight.

The new dad will close out the weekend event on 8 September (13), while rapper Snoop will headline the Saturday night (07Sep13).

The gig marks Elton's first U.K. festival appearance in years and he admits the weekend's colourful audience helped make up his mind to headline.

He says, "I haven't played any of the major festivals in the U.K. in recent years, so when the opportunity to play Bestival came up I was very interested. I've heard the Bestival audience comes in fancy dress and I can't wait to see that, they must all look amazing from the stage.

"At various times I wore enormous feathered head-dressed, cloaks, hot pants, jumpsuits, clown suits, a Minnie Mouse outfit, French Maid, The Eiffel Tower and The Statue Of Liberty. Wearing fancy dress makes us all feel less inhibited so I think it's a great way to enjoy live music."

Joining the odd couple on the bill will be M.I.A., Franz Ferdinand, The Flaming Lips, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and Johnny Marr.


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