Kraftwerk to headline Bestival
Massive Attack, MGMT also on billLONDON -- German electropop veterans Kraftwerk will headline Bestival on the Isle Of Wight on Saturday, Sept. 12. The U.K. festival, organized by DJ Rob da Bank, will be held at Robin Hill Country Park on Sept. 11 to 13 and will feature a new site layout.
U.K. electronic act Massive Attack will headline on Sept. 11. They are due to release their long-awaited new set around that time. Bat For Lashes will be headlining the Big Top stage on the same day; the alternative act's new album "Two Suns" (Parlophone) is out April 6.
Brooklyn electro-rock act MGMT will also play Bestival, along with folk-rock band Fleet Foxes. The Seattle Sub Pop band has recently scored platinum sales (300,000) in the U.K. with their eponymous debut. The album, issued by indie Bella Union, secured a breakthrough for the band on the back of critical acclaim in the media. It is currently at No. 10 in the British album chart.
Seasick Steve will be returning to Bestival, while new-rave act Klaxons will be playing material from the follow-up to their debut, "Myths Of The Near Future" (Polydor), which won the Nationwide Mercury Music Prize in 2007.
Michael Nyman, best known for film scores such as "The Piano," is also on the Bestival bill.
Other acts at the 14 stages include the Beat, Squarepusher, Future Sound Of London, Florence & The Machine, Little Boots, Friendly Fires, Passion Pit, Hockey. This year's fancy dress theme for the festival is 'outer space.'