The Cure to headline Bestival 2011

Brian Wilson, Magnetic Man and many more unveiled

The Cure to headline Bestival 2011

Photographer:Andrew Future

Daniel Fahey - 01 December 2010

The group, famed for tracks like ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and ‘The Lovecats’, will top the line-up at the event which won Best Major Festival at this year’s UK Festival Awards.

Organiser Rob da Bank said: “I’ve spent the last twenty years of my life listening to The Cure and the last five attempting to persuade Robert Smith and the crew to hop on a ferry to our magical Isle.

“I'm still not sure what we've done right but I'm overjoyed that they are coming as Saturday night headliners. Few bands have had such a massive impact on my life (and hairstyles) so I’ll see you down the front!”

Festival bosses have also added plenty of other acts to the Bestival 2011 line-up including Brian Wilson, Magnetic Man, Robyn, Crystal Castles and Primal Scream who will play ‘Screamadelica’.

DJ Shadow, Katy B, LFO, Omar Souleyman and Cranes will also play along with Boys Noize, Diplo, A Trak, Norman Jay and Grandmaster Flash.

65daysofstatic will perform a live film score, while David Rodigan, 2 Bears, Carte Blanche, Pantha Du Prince and Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain have been unveiled as well.

Bestival 2011 tickets
are on sale now priced at £160 for a weekend camping ticket, £150 for a student ticket and £80 for a 13-15 years weekend ticket.

Those 12 and under go free but must obtain a ticket, while campervan tickets are priced at £65.

Click here to buy Bestival tickets.


Bestival 2011 will take place at Robin Hill Country Park, near Newport on the Isle Of Wight from 8-11 September.

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


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