Hat trick of special acts announced for Bestival 2010

The xx, Fever Ray and Plastikman (live)all added

Hat trick of special acts announced for Bestival 2010

15 February 2010

The critically acclaimed London group The XX have been added to the Isle of Wight soiree alongside Fever Ray who will make the performance her only festival show of the year.

Also added today (Monday) is Richie Hawtin who will present Plastikman – a re-imagined and reinterpreted version of his last 18 years under the guise.

Speaking about the latest names, organiser Rob da Bank said: ”OK, check this out for a triple whammy - my joint favourite band of last year The XX playing what will be a very rare UK festival appearance on our very own Isle of Wight, the audio-visual phenomenon that is Fever Ray with her ONLY UK festival this year and to cap it all one of the most important electronic wizards about, Richie Hawtin bringing his Plastikman guise to the Big Top.

“Selfishly these are three of the most played artists round the da Banks' at the moment and if you don't already own all the music get it now and get ready for September!'”

Dizzee Rascal
, Gil Scott-Heron, The Flaming Lips and LCD Soundsytem are among the other acts confirmed to play this year's event with more to be announced.

Click here to see the latest Bestival line-up.

Following the success of its debut last year, The Afterburner arena is set to grow and will now include a full live stage. Other new features will include The Castle In The Sky Bonfire Extravaganza and the brand new Wishing Tree field that will feature the most amazing sculpture garden.

The Village will also be transformed in to Tomorrow's World envisaging an inspired, sustainable and green and fun future including a solar powered Bandstand and free solar mobile phone charging and a few regular treats including the Pub, WI Tent and Farmers Market.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £150 for and adult weekend pass with student, teens and under 12s passes also available.

Click here to buy Bestival tickets.


Bestival 2010 will take place at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from 10-12 September.

Ferries tickets from Red Funnel are on sale now with festival tickets. Book now to avoid the rush and the disappointment of not being able to get onto the Island.


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