Basement Jaxx, Paloma Faith, and disco heroine Candi Staton have been added to this year’s Bestival lineup, organiser Rob Da Bank has announced.
The announcement, which follows recent confirmation of appearances by Chic, Outkast, Chase & Status and Beck, means that this year’s Bestival is shaping up to be the biggest and best even in recent years.
With the theme of this year’s event fixed on ‘Desert Island Disco’, Rob Da Bank says, “Desert Island Disco seems to have lit up everyone’s imaginations with its mirrorball and palm tree vibes going down really well. So we though we’d add some disco divas and pure upfront house legends to the bill. Basement Jaxx did us the great honour of headlining the first ever Bestival way back when, so I’m doubly chuffed they’re coming back to tear it up. Paloma played a few years back when she was just starting out and on the eve of her disco inspired album coming out we thought it’d be rude not to. And where do I start with Candi Staton? She may not have played Bestival before but her hits have been caned by DJs over the years. You Got The Love is surely gonna be one of those ‘moments’ at Bestival 2014. See you at the Disco”.
Meanwhile Paloma Faith, whose latest hit Just Can’t Rely On You has seen a resurgence in her career, said: “Bestival is the best festival because everyone gets dressed up and I will be too, dressing my band up… It’s so perfect that I should be invited to play at this festival this year because my new album, which is called A Perfect Contradiction, was all influenced by the history of soul music, particularly disco. So, I was listening to artists like Candi Staton, Prince, Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, all of those types of artists, Parliament, Funkadelic, the lot… It is my favourite festival without a doubt, I’m so excited, see you there!”
Tickets for this year’s Bestival are on sale now direct from Ticketline.