The Knife, Marcel Dettmann and Hot Natured have been announced for this year's event on the Isle Of Wight.
The annual event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and will take place at its usual home of Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle Of Wight from September 5th through 8th. It will be headlined by veteran singer-songwriter Elton John & His Band, who will perform on the Sunday evening. Top of the bill on Saturday is US rapper Snoop Dogg, with M.I.A., Chic, Wu-Tang Clan, The Knife, Squarepusher and Hot Natured also booked to perform live.
Bestival curator Rob Da Bank unveiled a strong selection of DJs, headed up by Richie Hawtin and Carl Cox. Among the others confirmed were Marcel Dettmann, Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Julio Bashmore, Erol Alkan, Maya Jane Coles, Dixon, Kerri Chandler, David Rodigan and Eats Everything. Jackmaster's Numbers and long running drum & bass label Hospital Records will both hold showcases at the festival, while Andrew Weatherall and Sean Johnston will represent their A Love From Outer Space party.
As always, there is a fancy dress theme, with 2013's festival dubbed "HMS Bestival." The third headliner and other acts will be announced in the coming months.