After recently revealing their new Dorset location, Bestival organisers have now announced the line-up for this summer’s closing party, and it’s looking pretty serious.
Set to hit the stately surroundings of Lulworth Estate across the 7-10th September weekend, this year’s soirée (which now has a confirmed ‘COLOUR’ theme btw) also comes with new camping options, including backstage camping alongside the option to pre-reserve your own pitch too.
From a performance POV, The xx will return to headline the Bestival stage after a 5 year absence. Meanwhile, A Tribe Called Quest will be hitting the stage as Saturday night headliners – a poignant performance which will likely be their final ever UK show. Pet Shop Boys will also make their Bestival debut as the Sunday night closer.
Elsewhere the line-up looks just as crazy, with welcome returns from the likes of David Rodigan, Kurupt FM and DJ Barely Legal, whilst further notable additions come by way of Soul II Soul, DJ Shadow, MNEK, Ray BLK, Laura Mvula and Annie Mac. Annie herself will be headlining The Temple stage, with appearances there from Jackmaster, Dusky, Andy C and Solardo. Meanwhile the likes of Mr Scruff and Craig Charles will hit up the funk at a new addition to Bestival, Stacey’s.
Of today’s announcement, Bestival-founder Rob da Bank said: “Well what an adventure this promises to be… we have a beautiful new home with a massive castle in the middle of it, acres of beautiful woodland and forest, a sea view and the dramatic Jurassic coastline. Going back to our roots with Josie da Bank’s hand-drawn artwork, reviving all our favourite stages from 14 years of Bestival history and going out with all our headliners for the first time ever together, we’re pretty excited at Bestival HQ. From pop to grime, hip-hop to techno, folk to classical and every style in between we are reclaiming our place as the funnest, most adventurous, musically savvy and downright magical festival on the map. Please come along for the ride. and remember Increase the Peace”
Additionally, Rob has also teased more “grime, garage and indie acts still to come” in a tweet this morning.
Check the full line-up below; tickets are available now over on Bestival’s official website too: