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Bestival announces incredible 2017 lineup

Bestival announces incredible 2017 lineup

Following it's move off of the Isle of Wight and to Dorset, many were worried about the future of Bestival. They were concerned that it may have lost touch with what makes it spectacular.

Well, today, we can firmly say that those concerns were nonsense! The lineup for 2017 has partially been announced, and it is looking fantastic. Bestival will be headlined by The xx, Pet Shop Boys and Jamie T this coming summer.

“Bestival was one of the first festivals we played, back in 2010, and it had always been a dream for us… we even begged to play the previous year,” The xx said on the announcement. “In 2012 we returned to play the main stage and we’re so happy to say we’ll be headlining this year, at the new site in Dorset. The Isle of Wight will hold a special place in our hearts but we’re excited to bring our new show to their new home.”

Otherwise Justice, Dizzee Rascal, DJ Shadow, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul, Rag n’ Bone Man, Nadia Rose, Ray BLK and Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon were all confirmed for slots too. But that's just the tip of the iceberg, really.

“Amazingly it is over ten years since we last played Bestival but we remember it being one of the most enjoyable festivals ever." Pet Shop Boys commented. "Looking forward to bringing our new show there this year – and seeing how the audience has decided to dress up!”

Bestival takes place from September 7-10 2017.

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