BESTIVAL organisers have this morning announced that Florence + The Machine will headline Friday night at this years Bestival.

As one of the hottest festivals in the United Kingdom, Bestival is sure to rock this summer boasting acts including the legendary Stevie Wonder, New Order, The xx, Sigur Rós, Friendly Fires, Orbital, Frank Ocean, Hot Chip, Annie Mac Presents, Skream & Benga, Four Tet (going back to back with Caribou) and so much more.

And that’s not to mention the magic and mayhem of The Wishing Tree, The Swamp Shack, Tomorrow’s World, the Wall Of Death, the Roller Disco, plus Ambient Forest – or even the brand new Grand Palace Of Entertainment and, of course, bounteous bohemian treats for you to enjoy.

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Speaking yesterday, event curator Rob da Bank said: “The first time I met Flo she was whirling around like a spinning-top to a Paul Simon track at a party I was DJ-ing at. I hadn’t even heard her open her mouth, but she had this alluring vibe already.

“Her shows for us at both Bestival and Camp Bestival over the last few years have always been highlights for many and I’m glad we can finally seal the deal with a headline show on the Friday of Bestival and, with The xx on before her, this promises to go down in the Best of Bestival yearbook!”.

To celebrate the fact that Florence + the Machine will be headlining on Friday night, the group have put together a spectacular video message for Bestival, rejoicing in the Wildlife theme, which you can check out below…

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Never ones to do things by halves, organisers are also over the moon to announce that Swedish indie-pop doyens Miike Snow will be getting on the ferry across the Solent to join us at Bestival 2012. Lauded for their eponymous debut album that brought them to worldwide attention, the band’s recent sophomore outing, ‘Happy To You’, has upped the infectious factor, as they effortlessly cross genres with their uniquely orchatronic sound. Their live show is a theatrical joy and one not to be missed and we can’t wait to see them!

Keep on checking in at www.bestival.net, and the Bestival Facebook page and Rob da Bank’s Twitter for loads more info and cool stuff!

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 Tickets are still available from Ticketline / 0844 888 4410 ; Ticketmaster ; Red Funnel / 0844 844 9988 (inc optional ferry travel bundles) ; Wightlink / 0871 376 1000 (inc optional ferry travel bundles) ; HMV and Hover Travel (inc optional hovercraft travel bundles).


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