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Major Lazer set for Bestival 2016

Bestival has revealed that The Cure will be headlining the festival once more in 2016 alongside Major Lazer and Hot Chip.

The Cure’s Robert Smith commented: “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…”

Superstar producer and DJ, Major Lazer will also headline the festival and bring a good dose of feel good music and banging bass to the stage.

Other acts, which have been added to the bill include Animal Collective, which will fit the Future theme of this year. Hot Chip will also play at the event and bring their own banging tunes.

Major Lazer said about the news: “We started at Bestival five years ago, and it was one of our favourite shows to date. Feels like home for us… Rugged and real music fans… Since then we finally impacted in England, and we can’t wait to do our new show and play all the records for the fans at one of the best festivals in the world!!”

As per usual Rob da Bank added his comments regarding the news: “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!”

He added: “Friday honours go to Major Lazer who have killed it every time they’ve played, on a bigger stage each time – I remember going to see an exhausted, sweating Diplo after his last main stage show for us and he said ‘headline next time?’, so here we are!

“It’s not all about the headliners, as we know, so I’m super-pleased to have acts as diverse as Hot Chip, Years and Years, Animal Collective and Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, through to the hottest DJs Kurupt FM and the Black Madonna. This is just the start of the trip – see you in The Future!”

Line-up so far looks like this:

The Cure/ Major Lazer / Hot Chip

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

Bestival takes place on the Isle of Wight between the 8th and 11th of August. 

Sarah Bargiela
Sarah Bargiela
Sarah aka Bargi is the Assistant Editor and Music Editor for Entertainment Focus (EF).

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