Bjork to headline Bestival 2011

Bjork at Coachella 2007 by Mark Austin
Bjork at Coachella 2007 by Mark Austin

Bjork has been confirmed as the final headliner for Bestival 2011, in what will be her only outdoor festival date this year.

The Icelandic experimentalist will bring the event to close on the Sunday (11 September) night following headline shows from The Cure and Pendulum.

Bestival 2011 will return to Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from 8-11 September.

Speaking about the coup, Rob da Bank said: “I honestly can’t believe Björk is coming to Bestival.

“Without a doubt one of the most iconic musicians of the last century, Björk is always one step ahead of the pack with her music and innovations and the new Biophilia show is jam-packed full of technology, great interpretations of her amazing catalogue of songs and some brand new corkers. The grand finale to Bestival 2011 just got better!”

Organisers have said that Bjork will be playing a host of classic tracks and bringing things right up to date with her current hugely anticipated and inspirational musical project and album, ‘Biophilia’.

Her new project continues to push the boundaries of entertainment, combining music, apps, internet installations and live shows.

Other acts set to appear over the weekend include Primal Scream who will play ‘Screamadelica’ as well as PJ Harvey, Brian Wilson, DJ Shadow, The Maccabees, Robyn, Public Enemy and many more.

Click here for the latest Bestival line-up.

Those wishing to go to the music festival can now buy them through TicketmasterTicketline, SeeTicketsRed Funnel and Wightlink ferry companies.

Adult weekend tickets are priced at £170, student tickets are £160, teen tickets (13-15 years) are £85 and children twelve and under go for free. Caravan tickets are also available.

Big Green Coach have coach and ticket packages available as well.

They pick up from Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Gloucester, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London (East Croydon), London (Richmond upon Thames), London (Victoria), Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton and Swindon.

All ferry crossings will also be pre-booked.

Click here to buy Bestival tickets.