Bestival is celebrating its 10th birthday in style with headline performances from Elton John and Snoop Dogg. Elton is also celebrating a special anniversary as 2013 is the 40th anniversary of his “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” album.
Set for Sept. 5-8, Bestival takes place at the Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom, at Robin Hill Country Park. Snoop headlines Saturday night and Elton closes out the festival on Sunday.
MasterCard Center, Beijing, China
November 25, 2012
Elton sent in a quote to tell you all about his upcoming performance.
“I haven’t played any of the major festivals in the UK in recent years, so when the opportunity to play Bestival came up I was very interested. I’ve heard that the Bestival audience comes in fancy dress and I can’t wait to see that, they must all look amazing from the stage. At various times I have worn enormous feathered head-dresses, cloaks, hot pants, jumpsuits, clown suits, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, French Maid, The Eiffel Tower and The Statue of Liberty onstage! Wearing fancy dress makes us all feel less inhibited so I think it’s a great way to enjoy live music.
“2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, so you can expect to hear several tracks from that album. My shows always involve audience participation, singing and dancing, so make sure there is plenty of room for movement inside those fancy dress costumes!”
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.
May 18, 2011
Curated by BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank and his wife Josie, the 2013 lineup also includes M.I.A., Franz Ferdinand, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, The Knife, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Roots, Belle & Sebastian, Jessie Ware, Disclosure and Tom Odell.
And there are more acts yet to be announced.
Tickets are on sale now.
For more information visit 2013.Bestival.net.