Snoop Dogg and Elton John to headline Bestival

  • 31 January 2013
  • From the section Music
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg will headline Bestival's Saturday night

Snoop Dogg and Elton John have been unveiled as the headline acts for this year's Bestival.

The festival takes place at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight between 5 and 8 September.

Tom Odell, M.I.A, Jessie Ware, The Flaming Lips and Franz Ferdinand will also perform across the weekend.

The event is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is traditionally one of the last festivals in the summer schedule.

Snoop Dogg

Fans of Snoop Dogg, or Snoop Lion as he currently likes to be known, will be hoping he'll perform some new material.

The rapper is due to release a new reggae-themed album, Reincarnation, in 2013.

It's been partly produced by Diplo from Major Lazer.

Elton John
Elton John's the Sunday headliner at Bestival

Bestival is organised by Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank.

He said: "2013 will be a vintage year. Band and DJ-wise we've cast our net far and wide.

"[There's] no increase in capacity but more land, a raft of exciting changes around the site including some great new spaces and all dressed and made up in Bestival's signature style."

Each year has a different theme with this year's being nautical.

On his headline set, Elton John said: "I've heard that the Bestival audience comes in fancy dress and I can't wait to see that, they must all look amazing from the stage.

"Wearing fancy dress makes us all feel less inhibited so I think it's a great way to enjoy live music."

Others to perform across the weekend include Swedish duo The Knife, Bastille, Disclosure, Angel Haze, DJ Fresh and Rudimental.

Annie Mac and Julio Bashmore are among those scheduled for DJ sets.

2012's Bestival was headlined by Florence and The Machine, Stevie Wonder and New Order.

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Jessie Ware
Jessie Ware is among the other acts announced for Bestival