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BestivalannounceJuly14The Dub Pistols have once again been added to line up of one of the greatest festivals in the world BESTIVAL

The Pistols will playing the amazing Desert Island Disco on Sunday the 7th September

We’re deep in the heart of festival season and as our Desert Island Disco comes into sight, we’re turning up the heat at Bestival with a gargantuan wave of castaways who’ll be washing up on Robin Hill’s shores this September 4th- 7th. Joining the throngs of incredible acts spread across more than 20 stages in 10 fields of wonderment with mega soundsystems, non-stop parties and joyous, 24-hour escapism, we’re adding even more live acts, DJs, oddities and even a brand new area to drink and dance, so there’s a little something for everyone!

Rob da Bank says: “From pop to metal, rockabilly to raging techno Bestivalites have no boundaries when it comes to what they wanna watch, so I book it all! I’m totally chuffed to have La Roux returning to the Big Top once again, the traditional Saturday mosh pit should be in evidence for Skindred, amazing songstress Jenny Lewis will be warming it up for Beck and Bipolar Sunshine and Catfish and The Bottlemen are two of the hottest acts of 2014. Hot Since 82 and Jimmy Edgar are electronic royalty, and I’m delighted to have The Cuban Brothers and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis back for the umpteenth year running. Update your clash finder!”

Returning synth-pop nightingale La Roux is first ashore, finding no trouble in our particular paradise, and leading a charge that includes alt-ragga-metal behemothSkindred, virtuoso, not to mention stylish, rock n rollers Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Bestival’s own prodigal sons and funk machine extraordinaire, The Cuban Brothers, pop chanteuse Sophie Ellis-Bextor, erstwhile Rilo Kiley, and Jenny & Johnny front-woman Jenny Lewis, whose latest single “Just One of the Guys” was produced by fellow castaway Beck, top skank masters Dub Pistols, former Kid British vocalist Bipolar Sunshine, indie rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Sheffield’s finest Reverend and the Makers. There will also be live action from connoisseur of life Howard Marks, and Nimmo and the GauntlettsBad RabbitsBob MosesReeps OneThe Wolf and Arthur Beatrice.

full Line up and ticket info