Fatboy Slim has this evening been announced as the Friday night headliner for Bestival 2013.
Tonight, the DJ is playing an exclusive gig on board HMS President (1918) on the River Thames in London, as HMS Bestival sets sail with a fabulous nautical shindig to celebrate the announcement.
Speaking about the announcement, Rob da Bank said: “I still can’t believe Bestival is gonna be ten… But it is, and that’s great ‘cos it means we get to go even more mental with our on-site creations and general madness. We wanted to have a big moment for all our amazing crew and the beautiful Bestivalites, whether they’ve been with us for the last decade or even just this year, so we went back to one of our headliners from the very first year and someone who’s supported us since our early days in clubland. Yes ladies and gents, boys and girls – roll up roll up for what will be the biggest spectacle in UK festival land as we unveil Fatboy Slim’s Bestival Birthday Bash”.
DJ Fatboy Slim added: “It was at Glastonbury 2003 (where I closed the Sunday Best stage for Rob da Bank) that I first saw the glint in his eye to create his own festival. Twelve months later I was headlining the first Bestival and TEN years on, here I am again, throwing them the biggest birthday bash possible and sharing the main stage alongside Elton John and Snoop Dogg. It’s an absolute honour to return for this momentous occasion – staying creative and independent in these times. You’ve come a long way, baby!”
Fatboy Slim joins Elton John and Snoop Dogg as the third headliner for the event, which is to be held between 5th-8th September at Robin Hill Country Park.