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Da Bank on Bestival line up

By | Published on Monday 2 March 2009

Bestival main man Rob da Bank, who managed to leak that MGMT would be headlining this year’s festival via his Twitter feed ahead of the official line up embargo last week, has been commenting on this year’s mega line up.

He told reporters: “I keep having to look at the scruffy piece of paper I keep the line up on in my diary to convince myself that we are indeed bringing Kraftwerk to the Isle of Wight. Haha!”

“I’m so bloody happy I could cry but then I realise we’ve also got Massive Attack, MGMT, Seasick Steve, Klaxons, Bat For Lashes … All my favourite live acts and DJs in a field in seven months time in what I can humbly proclaim is our best line-up yet and when you find out who the third headliner is and then the very special guest too you’ll join me wetting ourselves with excitement. It’s gonna be out of the world – out of space in fact!”

As previously reported, Kraftwerk, Massive Attack and MGMT will all headline Bestival 2009, which takes place at Robin Hill Park on Isle Of Wight from 11-13 Sep, with the likes of Fleet Foxes, Seasick Steve, Bat For Lashes, Klaxons, Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine also on the bill. One more headliner is still to be announced. The theme for this year’s fancy dress is Outer Space.