Fatboy Slim to headline Bestival

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 May 2013
Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim is returning to Bestival to headline the opening night of the festival on September 5

Fatboy Slim is to headline Bestival.

The 49-year-old dance music legend - who topped the bill at the festival when it first launched in 2004 - feels "honoured" to be closing the main stage on Friday September 5, and is equally excited by his fellow headliners, Sir Elton john and Snoop Lion, who was previously known as Snoop Dogg.

He said: "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!"

The 'Praise You' hitmaker has dubbed his set 'Fatboy Slim's Bestival Birthday Bash' and promised the audience some "very special surprises".

Other acts already confirmed for the festival, which takes place between September 5-8 in Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, include M.I.A, Franz Ferdinand, The Flaming Lips, The Knife, Wu-Tang Clan, and Carl Cox, while fans can also enjoy attractions including Films in the Forest, World Music Day on the Bandstand, The Wishing Tree, Swamp Shack and The Grand Palace of Entertainment.

Organiser Rob da Bank said: "Rob da Bank says: "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."

Fatboy Slim

The ever-reliable Norman Cook spins some banging big beats.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Fri 23 Feb


Alexandra Palace, London N22

Sat 24 Feb

Sold out / 020 8365 2121


A three-day eclectic music festival featuring popular bands, plus family entertainment, comedy, cabaret and more. This year's theme has been confirmed as 'Summer of Love' with music from Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, Underworld, The Jacksons, Flying Lotus, Jurassic 5, Jamie xx, Annie Mac, Gorgon City, Little Dragon and…

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