Fatboy Slim To Headline Bestival

Norman Cook returns to Isle of Wight...
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Fatboy Slim is set to headline this year's instalment of Bestival.

Way back in 2004, Bestival announced itself to the world. Over the course of the next decade, the Isle of Wight based festival has welcomed some of the world's finest musicians on site.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in style, Bestival held a special party last night. Taking place on a boat moored on the Thames, it featured a special set from Fatboy Slim.

Unveiled as the Friday night headliner for this year's Bestival, Norman Cook is set to return for a very special set. The producer commented: "It was at Glastonbury 2003 where I closed the Sunday Best stage for Rob da Bank that I first saw the glint in his eye to create his own festival. 12 months later I was headlining Bestival and TEN years on, here I am again, throwing them the biggest birthday bash possible and sharing the main stage alongside Elton John and Snoop Dogg. It’s an absolute honour to return for this momentous occasion – staying creative and independent in these times. You've come a long way, baby!"

Bestival founder Rob da Bank was overjoyed at the news. "I still can't believe Bestival is gonna be ten… but it is and that’s great cos it means we get to go even more mental with our onsite creations and general madness. We wanted to have a big moment for all our amazing crew and the beautiful Bestivalites whether they've been with us for the last decade or even just this year so we went back to one of our headliners from the first year and someone who's supported us since our early days in clubland. Yes ladies and gents, boys and girls roll up roll up for what will be the biggest spectacle in UK festival land as we unveil Fatboy Slim’s Bestival Birthday Bash."

Elsewhere, Elton John and Snoop Dogg will provide headline sets while M.I.A, Franz Ferdinand, The Flaming Lips, The Knife, Wu-Tang Clan, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Annie Mac Presents and many more plan to drop by.

Bestival runs between September 5th - 8th.

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