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.

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The 11-times Grammy nominee - best known for tracks Woo-Hah!, Got You All In Check and Touch It - will play before the headliners though the specific day is yet to be confirmed.

Bestival organiser Rob da Bank said: "I'm such a Busta fan and it's amazing not just to see him back in the charts with Thank You but also to know he's getting on the ferry and bringing it to Bestival!"

Rhymes is expected to play some unreleased material ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, Extinction Level Event 2. News of the festival appearance comes just 48 hours after the rapper and his family attended the wake of his late father.

"Thank u 2 my beautiful, strong and Powerful Family 4 coming out 4 my Dad's wake 2day. I am so blessed. I love u Dad. Rest in Paradise King!!" he tweeted on Saturday.

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Considered one of the most progressive festivals in the UK, Bestival - which offers music fans the opportunity to pay for their tickets on a weekly scheme - will play host to OutKast, Foals, Beck, Disclosure, Major Lazer and London Grammar in 2014. The festival takes place between September 4-7 on the Isle of Wight.

Last year's line-up included Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand, Fatboy Slim, The Flaming Lips, Carl Cox, Belle & Sebastian, Rudimental and The Walkmen.