Bestival First Line Up Announcement: Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand
Plus Franz Ferdinand, Peace, Jessie Ware, The Flaming Lips, Disclosure, M.I.A and more
Bestival has made their first line up announcement for this year's edition of the Isle Of Wight Festival.
Posted 30th January 2013, 8:15pm
Included in tonight's announcement, none other than Elton John and his band; guess that covers the 'UK icon who never plays festivals' clues that Rob Da Bank has previously been dropping. Disclosure, The Knife, and Franz Ferdinand join Snoop Dogg on board the good ship HMS Bestival, and there'll be sets from DIY favourites Peace and Bastille, as well as Angel Haze, The Flaming Lips and Belle And Sebastian.
The line up announcement so far reads:
Elton John and his band
The Flaming Lips
Bombay Bicycle Club
Belle & Sebastian
Chic ft Nile Rodgers
Hot Natured (live)
The Polyphonic Spree
The Wonder Stuff
The Cuban Brothers
Matthew E White
While She Sleeps
Obviously, there's still more to be announced. This year, as they celebrate their 10th anniversary, the Rob Da Bank curated festival features a nautical theme, with punters encouraged to dress up in their finest sailor themed garb.
Bestival takes place between the 5th - 8th September, at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight. For more information, including how to get your mitts on some tickets for this year's event, head to Bestival.net.