Bestival announce latest line-up additions

Simian Mobile Disco and John Newman among new additions to Isle of Wight festival

Simian Mobile Disco and John Newman have been added to the line-up for Bestival

Dance duo Simian Mobile Disco lead the latest additions with recent chart-topper Newman also now on the line up. Other new additions announced today (July 25) include Pretty Lights, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Dub Pistols, Ella Eyre, Skinny Lister, Mixhell, Kate Boy, Dream Koala, Polio, Zhala and Story Books.

Earlier this week it was revealed that Bestival organisers have increased capacity for this years’ event from 50,000 to 79,000. Isle of Wight Council approved a new licence for the event, which will take place between September 5-8 at Robin Hill Country Park. Organisers said ticket sales would remain at 55,000, the same as last year, and the extra capacity was needed for staff and artists.

This years’ bash will have a nautical theme and will be headlined by Fatboy Slim (Friday), Snoop Dogg (Saturday) and Elton John (Sunday). Other confirmed acts for the weekend include a UK festival exclusive from MIA, as well as sets from Bombay Bicycle Club, Franz Ferdinand, Merchandise, Peace, James Blake, The Flaming Lips, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Johnny Marr, The Knife, Tom Odell, Jessie Ware and Angel Haze. For more information go to