March 28, 2013 16:17
James Blake, Savages and more added to Bestival 2013 line-up
Parquet Courts, Willy Moon and Parlour Flames also added to the bill
Joining the line-up is Willy Moon, The 1975, Clean Bandit, London Grammar, Evian Christ, Parquet Courts and Parlour Flames. Speaking about the latest additions to his festival, organiser Rob Da Bank says: "Bestival is ten years old this year and I always want our festival to stay fresh and new so im well pleased with the latest artist additions...Courtney Pine, legendary jazz musician, is going to open the whole birthday spectacular on the Thursday and from that point on we're gonna be treated to a plethora of new bands and talent from new indie upstarts Savages and London Grammar to incredible electronic explorations from Hieroglyphic Being and Evian Christ. Not forgetting returning hero James Blake whos part of the fabric of recent Bestivals. Hope you enjoy listening to all this lovely lot!"
The new acts will join Elton John and Snoop Dogg on the bill of the festival, which takes place between September 5-8. Elton John will perform on the Sunday evening (September 8) in his only UK festival appearance of the year, while rapper Snoop Dogg will take centre stage on the Saturday night (September 7). The final headline act is still to be confirmed for the festival, which takes place at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle Of Wight.
Other confirmed acts, meanwhile, include a UK festival exclusive from MIA, as well as sets from Bombay Bicycle Club, Franz Ferdinand, Merchandise, Peace, The Flaming Lips, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Johnny Marr, The Knife, Tom Odell, Jessie Ware and Angel Haze. For more information including tickets, see Bestival.net or Ticketline.co.uk.
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