Mark Ronson and Diplo are teaming up to headline Bestival 2018

Silk City to join MIA, London Grammar and more

Diplo and Mark Ronson will team up to headline Bestival this year, bringing their new Silk City project to the Dorset festival.

The Rob da Bank-curated festival will return to Lulworth Estate for the second year running in 2018, with the festival promising to put on “the most colourful show on Earth” to mark its 15th anniversary.

It had already been announced that the likes of London Grammar, MIA, Jorja Smith and Grace Jones will play Bestival this year, with Diplo and Ronson’s Silk City now joining them.

The pair will headline the festival’s Friday night (August 3), what will be their European debut and a UK festival exclusive.

Festival founder Rob da Bank says of the news: “We don’t like doing the same thing as other festivals here at Bestival HQ… so for our Friday night headliner we’ve booked something you’ll never have seen in Europe or probably the world.”

“Two of the best party-starting DJs with a new stage show packed with surprises back to back… ladies and gents, boys and girls, please welcome Diplo and Mark Ronson aka Silk City to the stage!”

Bestival 2018 will take place from August 2-5, with tickets on sale now.

Last year’s festival saw the likes of The xx, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys headline.