United Kingdom | 26 March 2009
Lily Allen is going to be a busy girl at this year's Bestival, not only will she play on the Saturday but she will also judge a fancy dress competition with a lifetime of tickets to the festival up for grabs.
The ‘Smile’ singer, who will return to the festival for the first time since 2006, is set to pick the best dressed ‘Space Oddity’ costume from a top five entrants each month, before selecting a winner who will take away Bestival tickets for life.
So get cutting, pasting and creating and then send your best intergalactic outfit to email@example.com to enter.
Elsewhere, organisers have confirmed that Orbital will play a DJ set and rising starlet La Roux is set to appear. Jack Penate will head down to the Isle Of Wight with his new mix of African indulged indie alongside Just Jack, Crazy P and Pretty Things.
Other names announced today include The Big Pink, The Penguin Café, Esser, Maps, Dinosaur Pile Up, Baddies and electro whizzkid Frankmusik. Filthy Dukes, Fight Like Apes and George Pringle have also been confirmed along with Ou Est Le Swimming Pool.
Speaking about today’s additions, organiser Rob da Bank said: "Lily Allen chipped up at Bestival 2006 just as she was becoming massive, donned a full rabbit fancy dress outfit with massive pink ears, completely nailed the crowd and hung out all weekend having fun.
"So I’m delighted she's coming back to do all it again with another brilliant number one album under her belt and not only that but she's going to judge all your outfits before you even arrive in our Outer Space fancy dress comp!
"I've grown up with Orbital's anthems from Chime to Belfast and I cant wait to see the brothers Hartnoll DJ on the main stage and I'll be wearing my laser specs in honour. La Roux, Jack Penate, The Penguin Café and The Big Pink are all non stop on the da Bank jukebox at the moment too so I’m well pleased to be welcoming all of them to Bestival too. See ya down the front!"
Rising stars Delphic will also perform this September alongside Lucky Elephant, They Came From The Stars I Saw Them, Man Like Me and hip hop star Speech Debelle.
Isle of Wighters The Shutes, 2020 Sound System, Coopers Rage, Cordelier Club, The Dawn Chorus, Workhouse, Rox, Wave Machines and Dent May have also been confirmed on the live front.
In the dance tents festival chiefs have announced Annie Nightingale, Bloody Beetroots and drum n bass gurus Chase And Status. Tinchy Stryder heads up the dubstep drive along with Plastician, Goldie Locks, Caspa, Coki, Joker and the Isle of Wight’s own Price.
There will also be sets from DJ Food, Caged Baby, Riva Starr, DJ Dan And Propaganda, Kry Wolf, Beat Boutique, DJ Charge, Gaz's Rockin Blues, Russ Cuban, Brian Monaco (Kitchen Party) and Tim Boogaloo.
The Tru Thoughts label will be hosting a very special 10th birthday party too, featuring label co-founder Robert Luis on the decks with live vocals from Kinny and an acoustic set from Lizzy Parks.
Kraftwerk and Massive Attack will headline the event which has won the Best Medium Festival at the UK Festival Awards three times.
Other names on the bill include MGMT, Fleet Foxes, Seasick Steve, DJ Yoda, Passion Pit and many more.
Click here for the latest Bestival line-up.
Bestival 2009 will take place at Robin Hill Country Park, Newport on the Isle Of Wight from 11-13 September.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £140 for the weekend.
Click here to buy Bestival tickets.
Friday 12 March :
I just missed it, will it be organized again this year? Fancy Dress