Bestival Festival 2013

Bestival, the four-day music festival held on the Isle of Wight in England, has announced a preliminary lineup for its 2013 season. Some big-name acts include: Elton John, Belle & Sebastian, The Flaming Lips, and M.I.A. This year, the concert will take place September 5-8, and features all the hottest in indie, alternative and dance music. When the festy initially began, it was small: Only 10,000 people came out to the first one, which was in 2004. Now it has grown to about 55,00 people, and was voted the Best Medium-Sized Festival at the 2006 UK Festival Awards.

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Besides amazing music, the festival will also offer on-site camping and the usual food and drink vendors that make the weekend truly a party. Each year Bestival also chooses a theme. To celebrate its 10th year, this year it will be aquatic: Jump Aboard the HMS Bestival! According to the Bestival website, “We’re manning the rails, splicing the main brace and rocking the sailor’s hornpipe.” Sounds fun! Tickets for the event are available now, so check below and get yourself a pair. ALL ABOARD!

Bestival 2013 Tickets

Bestival 2013 Dates

September 5-8

Bestival 2013 Lineup

Elton John
The Knife
Belle & Sebastian
The Roots
The Flaming Lips
M.I.A.
Franz Ferdinand
Snoop Dogg
Angel Haze
Jessie Ware
Disclosure
Johnny Marr
Squarepusher
Rustie
Chic
Sinead O’Connor
The Walkmen
The Polyphonic Spree
Richie Hawtin
Carl Cox
Julio Bashmore
Hospitality
Merchandise
Skaters
Is Tropical
Peace
Jagwar Ma

Bestival 2012 Lineup

First Aid Kit
Sister Sledge
Nero
Soulwax
Hot Chip
City Life
Scuba
DJ Yoda
Mosca
Gary Numan
Redlight
Zomby
Little Dragon
Lianne La Havas
Doom
Flux Pavilion
Dub Pistols
Jinja Safari
Grimes
Kindness
Alabama Shakes
The XX

Bestival 2012 Festival Performances

The XX Performing “Angels”

First Aid Kit Performing “The Lion’s Roar”