Bestival announces first wave of acts

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Bestival confirms headliners The Cure, Major Lazer, and Hot Chip. With the Sunday headliner TBA

The Cure’s Robert Smith said: “We are very very happy to be back at our favourite festival; we can’t wait to play a special set to show the future IS what it used to be…”

Other acts announced Animal Collective, Bastille, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Eats Everything, The Human League, Jagwar Ma, Katy B, Wolf Alice and Years & Years.

Bestival takes place at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle Of Wight, from Thursday 8th September until Sunday 11th September 2016.

Rob da Bank says: “So, here we go again, but this time we’re going far… far away… into the future. Prepare yourselves for a Bestival unlike any other with futuristic new stages, and as ever it’s a broad church of music from every decade and every genre. Saturday night headliners and one of my favourite bands ever, The Cure, played Bestival five years ago and almost had to be dragged off stage after a three-hour mammoth greatest hits set. Robert Smith popped down last year and we shook hands on it all happening again… bring it on!

Every year Bestival has a theme for the festival, this years theme is “The Future“. Attendees are encouraged to join in the fun 

Full line up:

THE CURE / MAJOR LAZER / HOT CHIP

PLUS, SUNDAY HEADLINER TO BE ANNOUNCED

WITH MUSIC AND DJ SETS FROM:

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE / AURORA / BASTILLE / BEATY HEART  

BENJAMIN DAMAGE / BICEP / THE BLACK MADONNA / BODHI PRESENTS ROOTS

CARAVAN PALACE / CRAIG DAVID’S TS5 / DAMIAN ‘JR. GONG’ MARLEY  

DAVID RODIGAN MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM / EATS EVERYTHING / ESKIMO DANCE / GHOSTPOET / HOSPITALITY PRESENTS… / THE HUMAN LEAGUE / JAGWAR MA  KATY B / KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS / KREPT & KONAN / KURUPT FM / LOYLE CARNER  / MØ / PETITE MELLER / RICHIE HAWTIN / RIDE / SHY FX’S PARTY ON THE MOON / SKEPTA / SKREAM / SLAMBOREE TOURIST / WOLF ALICE / YEARS & YEARS

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