So, now that Bestival’s Summer of Love theme is out in the open and their amorous adventures are well and truly underway, they have dropped their first line-up announcement!
Taking place across more than 25 stages in 8 fields of wonderment with mega soundsystems, non-stop parties and 24-hour escapism, from September 10th-13th at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. Bestival have announced that their Saturday headliners will be the mighty Chemical Brothers!
If that wasn’t enough they’ve also released that the headliner on Thursday Night in the Big Top will be Underworld! Commenting on their opening night appearance, Underworld said: “Can’t wait to be back on the Isle of Wight with the Bestival crew. Be sure to get there early to catch us on Thursday night and start the weekend as you mean to go on”.
Joining the line-up for the first time for a UK festival exclusive appearance are iconic trailblazers Duran Duran. Frontman Simon Le Bon says: “This year sees the beginning of a new Duran Duran live show. I couldn’t imagine starting it with more of a bang than an appearance at Bestival.”
Add to this The Jacksons, Tame Impala, Jungle, Jurassic 5, Flying Lotus, Gorgon City, Little Dragon (check out their mix below), Roisin Murphy and Duke Dumont.
They also have the undisputed queen of Radio 1 in Annie Mac plus Kalamazoo’s coolest man Seth Troxler, musical yarn-spinners Tale of Us, Hannah Wants, and the unutterably brilliant Four Tet, who will not only be blowing minds when he opens The Port on Friday but will also be taking everybody that bit higher.
Jackmaster, Joy Orbison going toe to toe with Ben UFO, Guy Gerber, David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam, Erol Alkan, Mike Skinner presents Tonga, Andrew Weatherall, SHY FX’s Party on the Moon, Mistajam presents Speakerbox, Benji B presents Deviation, Redlight, Jonas Rathsman, The Heatwave, Norman Jay MBE presents Good Times, Wookie, The Shellac Collective, Late Nite Tuff Guy, SG Lewis, Joe Hertz, World Of Rave & Music Mondays presents: Billy Daniel Bunter, Slipmatt, Rat Pack, Mark Archer (Altern-8), Kaotic Chemistry, Baby D, Liquid & Uncle Dugs, Work It DJs, Juicebox DJs and Venum Sound make this one hell of a line-up!
Tickets for Bestival’s Summer of Love go on sale at 10am on Thursday 12th February, and will be available through their weekly payment plan, which lets you spread the cost of a Bestival ticket across 25 weeks for around £7 per week after your initial deposit.