Who: The Drums When and where: Sunday, Main Stage Why you’ve got to see them: Their appearance at Reading And Leeds last year earned them a cult following with fans eagerly awaiting their second album ‘Portamento’, out next week. Jonathan Pierce’s sweet vocals and eccentric dancing will win over any crowd.
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Who: Crystal Castles When and where: Saturday, Main Stage Why you’ve got to see them: Not many people can pull of crutches at a gig, especially not Jessie J, but somehow Alice Glass still managed to dominate the NME Awards tour despite being in plaster. Expect a chaotic, brilliant, riot of a performance.
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Who: Tom Vek When and where: Saturday, Psychedelic Worm Tent Why you’ve got to see them: After a six year break from the music industry, Tom Vek is back and taking his experimental sounds to Bestival. Anyone who saw his gigs at Reading And Leeds can vouch for his live shows.
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Who: Brian Wilson When and where: Friday, Main Stage Why you’ve got to see them: One fifth of the legendary Beach Boys, Brian Wilson is nothing short of a legend. The nostalgic band’s stack of hits are sure to get the Isle belting out melodic (out of tune) harmonies in beer filled… unison.
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Who: DJ Shadow When and where: Sunday, Big Top Why you’ve got to see them: With three albums under his hat and an abundance of music to keep everyone entertained, DJ Shadow will not disappoint. His take on hip hop, fused with samples and old school synth, makes his set one worth watching.