Bestival has announced its first wave of acts, with all four headliners confirmed by the organisers this morning.
One of the UK’s fastest rising festivals, Rob da Banks Isle of Wight event – now in its 14th year – will take place for the first time at its new location of Lulworth Estate, having ran for 13 years at Robin Hill Park.
Jamie T will be the events first headliner, playing the Box – Bestivals second stage – on Thursday night, prior to the opening of the main stage on Friday.
The xx will headline on Saturday night on the Castle stage, closing the first night of the main stage. The Wandsworth dream-pop trio released their long-awaited third album, ‘I See You’ on January 13th – their Bestival show comes towards the end of a lengthy world tour in honour of the album.
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Friday night will see the Castle stage closed by hip-hop titans A Tribe Called Quest, fresh off the astounding success of their 2016 comeback album, ‘We Got It from Here: Thank You 4 Your Service’.
Finally, legendary synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys have the honour of closing the festival on the Sunday night. Commenting on their announced set, the group said; ‘Amazingly it is over ten years since we last played Bestival but we remember it being one of the most enjoyable festivals ever. Looking forward to bringing our new show there this year – and seeing how the audience has decided to dress up!”
Among the other acts announced for Bestival 2017 are Justice, Dizzee Rascal, Rag and Bone Man, DJ Shadow, Little Dragon, Laura Mvula and Lucy Rose, as well as DJ sets from Annie Mac, Andy C, David Rodigan, Kurrupt FM and Jackmaster.
Bestival 2017 will take place between the 7th and 10th September, at Lulworth Estate.
Tickets are on sale now, via Ticketline, and can be picked up for £150 (plus booking fee), or £190 (plus booking fee) for a ticket and coach travel package.
— Bestival (@Bestival) February 9, 2017