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Beach party specialist Fatboy Slim has been confirmed at the headliner on Friday night at this years Bestival. He joins Elton John and Snoop Dogg as Bestival celebrates it’s 10th birthday over September 5th-8th on the Isle of Wight.

Featuring 20 stages the musical line-up includes sets from MIA, Franz Ferdinand, Flaming Lips, The Knife, Wu-Tang Clan, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Annie Mac Presents, and many more. Plus they’ve got new attractions such as the new arena The Port, Films in the Forest, World Music Day on the Bandstand, The Wishing Tree, Swamp Shack and The Grand Palace of Entertainment.

Rob da Bank says: “I still can’t believe Bestival is gonna be ten… but it is and that’s great cos it means we get to go even more mental with our onsite creations and general madness. We wanted to have a big moment for all our amazing crew and the beautiful Bestivalites whether they’ve been with us for the last decade or even just this year so we went back to one of our headliners from the first year and someone who’s supported us since our early days in clubland.”

Fatboy Slim says: “It was at Glastonbury 2003 where I closed the Sunday Best stage for Rob da Bank that I first saw the glint in his eye to create his own festival. 12 months later I was headlining Bestival and TEN years on, here I am again, throwing them the biggest birthday bash possible and sharing the main stage alongside Elton John and Snoop Dogg. It’s an absolute honour to return for this momentous moment – staying creative and independent in these times. You’ve come a long way, baby!”

Info and tickets from www.bestival.net

Photos: Carolyne Locher