Bestival: La Roux and Sophie Ellis-Bextor join the bill

By a County Press reporter

Friday, July 4, 2014

 

Bestival: La Roux and Sophie Ellis-Bextor join the bill

The Cuban Brothers will be returning to the Isle of Wight for Bestival 2014.

MORE top acts who will be heading to the Isle of Wight for Bestival have been announced.

A characteristically eclectic cross-section of musical styles continues to fill the festival's twenty stage roster.
 
Latest acts announced include bequiffed electronica singer La Roux, chart Sophie Ellis-Bextor, veteran beatmakers the Dub Pistols, and regular Bestival compères The Cuban Brothers. 

Island acts playing at the Bestival's Bandstand in include synth-rockers Naked Fridays, laser-toting surfers Plastic Mermaids, balladeer Claydon Connor, skank factory The Ohmz and guitar virtuoso Cherishport.

Rob da Bank said: "I’m totally chuffed to have La Roux returning to the Big Top once again, the traditional Saturday moshpit should be in evidence for Skindred, amazing songstress Jenny Lewis will be warming it up for Beck, plus Bipolar Sunshine and Catfish and The Bottlemen are two of the hottest acts of 2014. Hot Since '82 and Jimmy Edgar are electronic royalty. Update your clash finder!"

Other acts confirmed by the organisers include alt-ragga-metal band Skindred, rock'n'rollers Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Jenny Lewis (whose latest single, "Just One of the Guys" was produced by Beck), Bipolar Sunshine, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Reverend & The Makers, Howard Marks a.k.a. Mr. Nice, Nimmo and the Gauntletts, Bad Rabbits, Bob Moses, Reeps One, The Wolf, and Arthur Beatrice.
 
Between the Bandstand and the Gypsy Camp, Bestival-goers will be able to see performances from acts including Ben Ottewell, Sophie Barker, The Fontanas, Paul Armfield, Thickets, Land of the Giants, Shoot the Moon, Juke & The All-Drunk Orchestra, Wille & the Bandits, Marlee, Fine Lines, Emmy J Mac & Buddy, Lux Lisbon, Somahigh, Delve, Born in a Barn, The Undercover Hippy, Gideon Conn, Joe Chilcott, Franklin & James, Weatherkings, Drew, Santa Spirita, The Crew, Buddy Carson, Sounds Of Harlowe, Jimmy Edgar, analogue synth duo Mouse on Mars, Nightwave, Tall Ships, and big band The Fabulous Lounge Swingers. 

DJs added to the bill include Hot Since 82, Eli & Fur, Mojo Filter and Coley & Dan from Luv*Jam, and fans of the carnivalesque will be able to catch the Kawa Circus and the bombastic Jaipur Brass Band.

The Bestival's planners also announced a brand-new area titled the 'Aperol Spritz Social', which will host sets from BBC 6 Music's Craig Charles, PBR Streetgang, disco music from Andy Smith & Nick Halkes.

And this morning Rob da Bank updated fans on his progress keeping his promise to Nile Rogers, who dared him to create the world's largest disco ball.

See his update below and check out today's Isle of Wight County Press for a first glimpse of how organisers think it will look.

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