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UK Bestival expands to US and Europe

Rob Da Bank attends the Barclaycard Mercury Prize at The Roundhouse on November 1, 2012 in London, England
Rob Da Bank attends the Barclaycard Mercury Prize at The Roundhouse on November 1, 2012 in London, England
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Bestival, a four-day music festival held at the Isle of Wight in England, will be coming to the US and Europe in the future. This new was confirmed by Bestival organizer Rob Da Bank, who is expected to sign a distribution deal to launch the event in North America and other sites across Europe in the next week. Speaking with The Telegraph he says “The deal has been a long time coming. I’ve never been in this industry for the money but now I’m 40 with three small kids, it’s time to get business minded.” There have been no details as to when the festival will be launched in the US.

This year's Bestival will be held in the Isle of Wight's Robin Hill Park from September 4-7. Some of the headliners include Outkast, Beck, Foals, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Wild Beast, and Chvrches among others. The complete line up can be found below. Tickets are still available for the event. The festival was founded ten years ago by Rob Da Bank, who is also a DJ and record label boss. It acts as an off shot of his Sunday Best record label and night clubs. Along with featuring great music, the festival is involved in supporting social and environmental causes, such as Isle of Wight Youth Trust, St. Catherines School and Barter for Bestival, Amnesty International, and Water Aid.

For more information on the festival, visit the Bestival website.

2014 Bestival lineup

Beck (Thursday headliner)
Outkast (Friday headliner)
Foals (Saturday headliner)
Chic feat. Nile Rodgers (Sunday headliner)
Busta Rhymes
Basement Jaxx
Candi Staton
Paloma Faith
Disclosure (Live)
Sam Smith
Major Lazer
Clean Bandit
Wild Beasts
London Grammar
Laura Mvula

DJ sets ('The Port'):
Sven Vath (Friday headliner)
Annie Mac (Saturday headliner)
Chase and Status (DJ Set) (Sunday headliner)
Ram Records Presents: Andy C, Wilkinson, Loadstar + MCS 2Shy, Adapt, Jakes
Damian Lazarus
Eats Everything
Green Velvet
Boys Noize
Jaguar Skills
1-800-Dinosaur (Ft James Blake/Dan Foat/Airhead/Mr Assister)
Gorgon City
Krystal Klear
Richy Ahmed
Krystal Klear
Dense & Pika
South London Ordnance
Bella Sarris
Room Service
Sink the Pink
Hard C*ck Life

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