Bestival 2006

08 September 2006 - 10 September 2006

Pet Shop Boys to headline Bestival

23 March 2006
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The pioneering camp digital duo will perform a Greatest Hits set, marking their only UK festival appearance this year at Bestival which returns to the Isle of Wight on 8-10 September to round off the summer in proper style.

The festival - which lived up to its name in the 2005 UK Festival Awards by taking both 'Best Medium Sized...' and 'Most Innovative' trophies - promises 8 stages of boutique festival fun - live music, top DJS, cabaret, super strange happenings and - of course - the world's biggest ever fancy dress party (this year with a circus theme!).

Other live acts confirmed include: Devendra Banhart, The Stranglers, The Fall, King Creosote, Jamie T, Cagedbaby, Kid Creole and The Coconuts, Amadou & Mariam, Nathan Fake, The Young Knives, The Sunshine Underground, Kanda Bongo Man, Planet Pendulum, Switch, The Boy Least Likely To, Mara Carlyle, James Yorkston and The Athletes, Fence Collective, The Aliens, My Robot Friend, Electronic Elvis, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Jeremy Warmsley, Mr Hudson and the Library, Vetiver, Klaxons, Tunng, Jeggsy Dodd, Eberg, Electronic Elvis, Magnetophone with Sonic Boom and Kwaing Creasite, Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly plus Young Blood Brass Band with many more to be announced (including two headliners).

A selection of the planet's finest DJs will include DJ Marky, DJ Yoda, Annie Mac, Cosmic Fury (Tom Middleton & Fred Deakin), Erol Alkan, DJ Zinc, Justin Robertson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Lindstrom & Prins Thomas, Touche, Jazzanova, Rob da Bank, Flower Power (Ibiza), Chris Coco, The Black Dog, Mixmaster Morris, Digital Mystikz, Skream, Kode 9, Various Production, DJ Derek, Gaz’s Rockin Blues, Quiet Village, Sonic Boom, plus much more to come.

Bestival favourites The Cuban Brothers will be 'masters of ceremonies' – playing live and compering every day on the main stage. Other unique attractions will include a bigger and better Boutique Campsite (featuring a beach café, double deckers and the new Bohemian Bivouac - a travelling Boutique B&B bought to you by Bestival’s creative brain box, site artist and Rob's good lady wife Josie da Bank). All that plus fantastic food, the coolest cocktail bar ever – The Bollywood Bar plus "a bunch of new and amazing stuff" still to be announced.

Bestival takes place at Robin Hill, Newport, Isle of Wight on Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September.

Tickets are on sale now at or you can call 08700 667753 (24 Hr/ Credit Cards).


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