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Bestival reveals first set of 2017 headliners

Headliners include The XX, A Tribe Called Quest both set to play.

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Bestival is back and this year the festival will be taking place in its new home of Lulworth Estate, Dorset. Organisers have revealed details of 2017’s line-up, which includes headliner performances from The XX, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys.

The xx said: “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. 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”.

Also on offer over the course of the weekend: The World’s Biggest Confetti Canon, Castle Fireworks Finale, the Love-Bot, The World’s Biggest Bouncy Castle, Bestival Inflatable Church, Confetti Wedding Disco, The Feast Collective, Slow Motion, Revolution Rides, Carnival Day Parade and Night Parades, the Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus, Sunday Best Cardboard Record Shop, Lost in the Woods, Ancient Woodlands, Free Haircuts, Campsite Recycling Hubs, Kids’ Field and Flags by Angus Watt.

Bestival’s 2017 line-up looks like this so far:

The xx / A Tribe Called Quest / Pet Shop Boys

Jamie T / Justice / Dizzee Rascal

DJ Shadow / Little Dragon / Danny Brown / Rag’n’Bone Man

Laura Mvula / Soul II Soul / MNEK / Circa Waves / Ray BLK / Lucy Rose /

Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon & Many More


Annie Mac / Andy C presents 25 Years of RAM / Kurupt FM

David Rodigan presents RAM JAM / DJ Yoda / Maceo Plex / Jackmaster / Kölsch Dusky / Toddla T presents Carnival / Artwork presents Art’s House /

Sink the Pink & Many More


HMS Bestival is BACK by Popular Demand!

The stages:

The Castle Stage / The Box / Temple / Bollywood / Reggae Roots

The Frozen Mole / Stacey’s / Caravanserai / Club DaDa

Ambient Forest / Oberon’s Observatory

And Myriad Micro-Venues, Immersive Roamings And Pops-Ups

Bestival takes place between 7th and 10th September in Dorset.


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