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Festival line-up update: Bestival, Visions, Tennant’s Vital and more

By | Published on Thursday 16 May 2013


So, who wants an extra special bit of Bestival birthday bash news? Well, the festival’s very special guest (and host, I guess) at its brand new and half-alliterative ‘Fatboy Slim’s Bestival Birthday Bash’ feature on Friday night is none other than Fatboy Slim. He’s the final headlining piece of Bestival’s sea-themed tenth birthday-celebratory jigsaw, and so aligns with Snoop Dogg and Elton John on a bill that also stars MIA, Franz Ferdinand, The Flaming Lips and The Knife. Hurrah!

But wait, that isn’t all because, as is always the case when Bestival updates its line-up, there’s an excitable speech to be made, and Fatboy makes it in this way: “It was at Glastonbury 2003 where I closed the Sunday Best stage for Rob Da Bank that I first saw the glint in his eye to create his own festival. Twelve months later I was headlining Bestival and TEN years on, here I am again, throwing them the biggest birthday bash possible. It’s an absolute honour to return for this momentous occasion – staying creative and independent in these times. You’ve come a long way, baby!”

Yeah, baby. And speaking of, let’s all go and coo over infant festival Visions, a dreamy new event by the teams at Sexbeat, Bird On The Wire and Rockfeedback. You can look at its first additions (aka the likes of !!!, Cloud Nothings, Iceage, The Haxan Cloak, Micachu & Tirzah and Still Corners), as a finale to this list of today’s main FLUU headlines:

BESTIVAL, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight, 5-8 Sep: Fatboy Slim.

TENNENT’S VITAL, Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 14-15 Aug: Jason Mraz.

TERRANEO, Terrane Beach, Sibenik, Croatia, 7-9 Aug: The Prodigy, My Bloody Valentine, Azealia Banks, Calexico, Dubioza Kolektiv, The Bots, Cloud Nothings, Darkwood Dub, Kawasaki 3p, Postolar Tripper, My Buddy Moose, Kranksvester, Svi na Pod, Icarus Down.

VISIONS, various venues, London, 10 Aug: !!!, Cloud Nothings, Iceage, The Haxan Cloak, Jeffrey Lewis, Micachu & Tirzah, Still Corners, The Soft Moon, Molly Nilsson, Beacon.