by Alexandra Pollard Contributor | Photos by Press, Andy Vella

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Bestival announces headliners, line-up and theme for 2016

The Cure, Major Lazer and Hot Chip are set to headline

 

Bestival Festival line-up announcement 2016, headliners, tickets Photo: Press, Andy Vella

It's been a big week for festival announcements, but this one might possibly trump them all. The Cure, Major Lazer and Hot Chip are set to headline Bestival - with one final headliner still to be announced.

Elsewhere on the newly announced line-up for the festival, which takes place on the Isle Of Wight in September, are the likes of Aurora, Petite Meller, Wolf Alice, Years & Years - all acts who we've championed over the past few years, so we cannot wait for this one.

Bastille, Craig David, Katy B, The Human League, Ghostpoet, Skepta, MO and Animal Collective are also set to perform. It's a pretty mammoth line-up, that's for sure. The theme for this year, by the way, is The Future.

Speaking of this year's line-up, festival creator Rob Da Bank said, "Saturday night headliners and one of my favourite bands ever, The Cure, played Bestival five years ago and almost had to be dragged off stage after a three-hour mammoth greatest hits set. Robert Smith popped down last year and we shook hands on it all happening again… bring it on!"

He continued, "Friday honours go to Major Lazer who have killed it every time they’ve played, on a bigger stage each time – I remember going to see an exhausted, sweating Diplo after his last main stage show for us and he said ‘headline next time?’, so here we are!"

See the full Bestival line-up so far below. Bestival takes place at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight from 8 to 11 September. Get tickets and more information here.

THE CURE / MAJOR LAZER / HOT CHIP / ANIMAL COLLECTIVE / AURORA / BASTILLE / BEATY HEART / BENJAMIN DAMAGE / BICEP / THE BLACK MADONNA / BODHI PRESENTS ROOTS / CARAVAN PALACE / CRAIG DAVID’S TS5 / DAMIAN ‘JR. GONG’ MARLEY / DAVID RODIGAN / MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM / EATS EVERYTHING / ESKIMO DANCE / GHOSTPOET / HOSPITALITY PRESENTS… / THE HUMAN LEAGUE / JAGWAR MA / KATY B / KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS / KREPT & KONAN / KURUPT FM / LOYLE CARNER / MØ / PETITE MELLER / RICHIE HAWTIN / RIDE / SHY FX’S PARTY ON THE MOON / SKEPTA / SKREAM / SLAMBOREE TOURIST / WOLF ALICE / YEARS & YEARS


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