OK. Regular readers will probably know that Bestival (and its baby sister event Camp Bestival) are two of the highlights of the Breaking More Waves calendar.
Today the initial line up for Bestival has been announced. Whilst the first two headliners (The Flaming Lips and Dizzee Rascal) certainly tick all the right boxes, what we’re most excited (times one thousand) about is the number of bands that we’ve blogged about over the last year that have found themselves a place on the bill. Acts such as Samuel and the Dragon, Hurts, Unicorn Kid, King Charles, Ellie Goulding, Delphic, Stornoway and Beth Jeans Houghton are all included. In fact six of the ten artists that we listed in our Ones to Watch for 2010 will be present at Bestival. Now, if head honcho Rob Da Bank could arrange for our other Ones to Watch, particularly Clare Maguire and Clock Opera to play we would probably go all over the top and announce it as the best festival line up ever. All it would then need would be for our ongoing campaign (see here) to get 80’s synth pop star Howard Jones booked to play to be successful and we could retire in a blissful rose tinted state of happiness. The full band line up so far is as follows:
Dizzee Rascal / The Flaming Lips / Hot Chip / LCD Soundsystem / Gil Scott Heron / Chase & Status / Echo and the Bunnymen / Simian Mobile Disco / Delphic / Rolf Harris / Marc Almond / dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip / Ellie Goulding / Fat Freddy's Drop / Flying Lotus / Four Tet / Kitty Daisy & Lewis / Stornoway / Tinie Tempah / Vitalic / The Cuban Brothers / Chilly Gonzales / Beardyman / Tunng / Hurts / Gaslamp Killer / The Vegetable Orchestra / Ulrich Schnauss / The Twinkle Brothers / High Llamas / The Antlers / Archie Bronson Outfit / Beth Jeans Houghton / Mixhell / Glen Matlock / Samuel and the Dragon / The Japanese Popstars / The Lost Brothers / Hear We Go Magic / Goldhawks / Countryside Alliance Crew / Laura J Martin / A Genuine Freakshow / Bookhouse Boys / King Charles / Three Trapped Tigers / Worship / French Horn Rebellion / Sisters of Transistors / Spindle and Wit / Starless & Bible Black / The Boy Who Trapped The Sun / Telegraphs / Tim and Sam Band / Unicorn Kid