Brian Eno heading to Bestival

Brian Eno will be making a guest appearance alongside world music star, Rachid Taha, at Bestival. Loads more have just been added to the Isle Of Wight bash including Carl Cox, Brakes, Lily Allen, Plump DJs, The Long Blondes, and Scritti Politti..

Bestival 2006 takes place at Robin Hill Country Park from 8-10 September, featuring Pet Shop Boys, Scissor Sisters, Amadou and Mariam, The Young Knives, King Creosote, Bent, Hot Chip, The Stranglers and many more.

Brian Eno, musician, activist, producer, artists and thinker, will be making a special appearance with long time collaborator Rachid Taha on the Main Stage. 

Also present will be the ever-funky Southern Comfort Fat Tuesday tent, featuring Rob da Bank, Ashley Beedle, Alice Russell, Dennis Alcapone, Crazy P, DJ Yoda, The Nextmen, The Soul Jazz Sound System, Blackbeard and many more in a weekend-long party.

Bestival will also see the return of Green Gartside’s Scritti Politti who return after seven years with a their critically acclaimed new album 'White Bread, Black Beer'.

The legendary Carl Cox will debut at Bestival playing an old skool set in the Big Top (bound to be a weekend highlight) and Plump DJs will be playing the Bollywood Bar alongside Justin Robertson, DJ Derek plus Bobby Friction & Nihal’s annual Sunday afternoon mash up.

Other new additions to the live line-up include Lily Allen, The Long Blondes, M Craft, Brakes, Semi Finalists, Max Sedgley, Kid Carpet and Grandadbob

Bestival curator Rob Da Bank said: “I’m a bit biased but Bestival 2006 is shaping up rather nicely. Aside from rare UK shows from the Pet Shop Boys and Scissor Sisters and no lesser folk than Rachid Taha, Brian Eno and Carl Cox coming on board there’s so much else to do: new things for us are a green field dedicated to sustainable energies and traditional crafts, a healthy dose of debate, comedy, poetry and open mic, giant tree climbing as well as the the return of the Inflatable Church with even more weddings planned, the chance to sign up for Come Dancing classes, have a solar powered sauna or watch a solar powered film in the cinema … And shedloads of new bands and DJs to get your ears around. Roll on September!"

Just about says it all! Click here for more on Bestival, including lineup and to buy tickets. Stay posted for more acts, including Friday's Main Stage headliner still to come..