Amy Winehouse to headline Bestival

With Underworld set to close the Sunday

08 April 2008

Amy Winehouse will top Saturday night's bill on the Main Stage, her first ever festival headline show, before Underworld bring things to a climatic close on the Sunday.

Bestival 2008 takes place at Robin Hill Park, Isle Of Wight, from 5-7 September and organisers are warning fans that tickets have nearly sold out

Head man Rob Da Bank said: "We’re ecstatic to announce Underworld are back taking their rightful position in a Sunday night headline slot, plus the finest female, nay solo, performer out there Amy Winehouse!"

Having previously confirmed My Bloody Valentine to headline Friday night, organisers today unveiled many more acts who'll be storming across the Solent for the September weekender.

Sugar Hill Gang will play their only UK festival at the boutique bash, and there will also be sets by festival faves like Hot Chip, Paul Heaton, The Coral (acoustic), Roni Size Reprazent, Stereo MCs, Dub Pistols, Lethal Bizzle and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly.   

Newer acts just confirmed include Black Kids, Laura Marling, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Santogold, Chromeo, Late Of The Pier, Hadouken, Eugene McGuiness and Ida Maria.

As previously reported on VF, Will Young will play an acoustic set on the Bestival Bandstand, while TV presenter Alexa Chung will play a rare DJ set.

Other new DJ additions include Laurent Garnier, Carl Craig, Zane Lowe, DJ Yoda, Coldcut, Annie Nightingale, Ali B, Tayo and The Nextmen.

The rest of the latest live line up additions are Akron Family, Baker Boys, Blank Beats, Burning Leaves, thecocknbullkid, Cooly Haste, Cut A Shine, Chrome Hoof, Cazals, Dollskabeat, Django Spears, Fatal, Flipron, Freefall Collective, Fresh Legs, Golden Silvers, Goodbye Stereo, Hey Negrita, Hugo Frusslinky, It Hugs Back, Jacob Golden, JC & Angelina, Kahindha, Lucid, Lucky Elephant, Magnetic Man Feat Skream, Benga & Artwork, Maths Class, Matt Sage, Micachu, Midnight Juggernauts, Mistys Big Adventure, Natty, Officer Kicks, Paul Marshall, Pinkertones, Prince Of Wales, Rosie Oddie & The Odd Squad, Rosie & The Goldbug, Royworld, Sam Hare & Friends, Simon Busker, SixNationState, Slam, Slagmalsklubben, Sophie Barker, Sub Focus, Thee Earls, The Glamsters, The Guillotines, The Hat, The Kurves, The Melodica, The Melody & Me, The RGB's, The Shortwave Set, The Skints, Think, Thomas Tantrum, Unforscene, Widescreen, Wight Light Orchestra, Yacht and Yellow Dog.

The rest of the latest DJs additions are Brendan Long, Caged Baby, DJ Yoda Vs Shlomo, Fear Of Theydon, Finger Lickin 10 Years - Soul Of Man, Firas, Idjut Boys, Jalapeno Sound System, Jamie Jones, Joey Negro, Justin Robertson, Maurice Fulton, Mike Oman, Mowlam, Ricky Redhead, Russ Cuban, Shitmat, Stanton Warriors, The Black Ghosts, Todd Terje, Vicarious Bliss and DJ HOJO Hits.
Tickets for the boutique favourite, which has been voted 'Best Medium Festival' for the last three years, have almost completely sold out. You can now only buy through ferry partners Red Funnel and Wight Link, so be quick.

Click HERE for more information and the full line up.


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