**FIRST BESTIVAL 2011 HEADLINER AND ACTS ANNOUNCED**
(ONLY EUROPEAN SHOW 2011)
PRIMAL SCREAM PRESENT SCREAMADELICA / BRIAN WILSON /
MAGNETIC MAN / ROBYN / CRYSTAL CASTLES / DJ SHADOW / KATY B / LFO / OMAR SOULEYMAN / 65DAYSOFSTATIC-LIVE FILM SCORE /
CRANES / BOYS NOIZE / DIPLO / A TRAK / NORMAN JAY /
GRANDMASTER FLASH / DAVID RODIGAN / 2 BEARS /
CARTE BLANCHE / PANTHA DU PRINCE /
UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
AND EVEN MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
We’ve been itching to tell you this, so we’re deliriously happy that the time has finally come to unveil the very first wave of acts for Bestival 2011 and by crikey are we excited.
Yes! One of the most influential bands around, The Cure will be crossing the Solent to join us at the festival season’s last hurrah for their only European show of 2011! From their debut album ‘Three Imaginary Boys’ to 2008s critically acclaimed ‘4:13 Dream’, The Cure has inspired countless bands in the last three decades and whilst most of their contemporaries have fallen by the pop wayside they remain as relevant and vibrant as ever. As one of the Bestival crew’s collective favourite bands of all time, we’re all jumping for joy that The Cure is coming to the party to headline Saturday night at Bestival. September really can’t come quickly enough for us.
A gleeful Rob da Bank says: ‘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!’
Iconic Cure frontman Robert Smith commented: “I am delighted and excited that The Cure’s only European festival performance in 2011 will be at Bestival… We will do all we can to help make it a weekender to remember!”