US rapper tells fans to "Bring your dancing outfits and kicks!" ahead of festival date
Missy Elliott has been named as the latest headliner for this year’s Bestival.
This year’s Bestival takes place at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, from September 10-13. Elliott joins fellow headliners The Chemical Brothers, Underworld and Duran Duran on the bill and will close the festival in the Sunday night of the weekend.
Commenting on her headline appearance, Missy Elliott says: “I’m very excited to be performing at Bestival this year! I can’t wait to see all my fans I haven’t seen in some time… new ones and my day one fans! We are gonna have a blast together! Bring your dancing outfits and kicks!”
Meanwhile, Bestival organiser Rob da Bank adds: “So, putting the final pieces together for the world’s most intricate jigsaw puzzle that is Bestival, I’m mighty proud to announce our Sunday headliner Missy Elliott. Needing no introduction Missy is the epitome of hip-hop royalty, the first lady of party-starting club bangers and a downright legend. I cannot wait to watch the most successful female rap artist ever to Work It at Bestival 2015!”
Bestival will “return to its roots” this year with the theme “Summer of Love”. Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Four Tet, Tame Impala, Flying Lotus, Jurassic 5, Jamie xx, Gorgon City, Little Dragon, Future Islands and more will perform across the weekend.
Muse’s Matt Bellamy recently hinted that his band would also perform at the event.
Missy Elliott last released an album in 2005 in the form of ‘The Cookbook’. She recently hinted at a return to music, posting a photo of herself in the studio with producer Timbaland.
The rapper joined Katy Perry during the Super Bowl halftime show at the Phoenix Stadium in Arizona in February, performing a medley of her hits ‘Get Ur Freak On’, ‘Work It’ and ‘Lose Control’.