Bestival Friday Goes ‘Gypsy Punk’

Self-confessed gypsy punks, Gogol Bordello, have been confirmed to headline the opening night of Bestival. The Ukranian party starters will head up Friday's bill on the main stage...

The New York band were chosen by organiser Rob Da Bank after he was impressed by their live performances. Those who saw them at Lovebox will know what he means.

The Bestival curator said: "I’ve been chasing Gogol Bordello since Christmas to do Bestival and finally bribed and cajoled them to move recording commitments. We are really, really pleased they are headlining the Friday night. They’re easily the most exciting live band I’ve seen in 2006."

Mercury-prize nominated indie act Guillemots have also been added to the bill and will play just before Saturday headliners Pet Shop Boys.

Seminal 90s dance act Future Sound of London are also confirmed to headline the Blue Pavilion.

Other acts booked for the third Bestival include Scissor Sisters, Mystery Jets, Sasha, Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, The Stranglers, King Creosote, Dehendra Banhart, Klaxons and many more.

Click here for the full lineup.

The three day festival takes place at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, from 8-10 September. 

Weekend tickets are still on sale here.