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Bestival fans given chance to curate line-up

Thu 5 Jul 2012

Bestival fans given chance to curate line-up

Music lovers who have tickets for Bestival on the Isle of Wight can put together their own line-up from the acts confirmed as being on the bill via a new website.

My Bestival gives those heading to the event, which is held at Robin Hill Country Park on the island in September, the chance to pick their favourite acts and share them with friends.

People can design their own line-up poster for the Isle of Wight event and tell others about their choices via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

Curator of the festival Rob da Bank stated he often listens to Bestival fans when deciding what acts to book to play and the launch of My Bestival is an extension of that.

"So we thought why not give you control and you lot curate your own line-ups and let's see who can do better than da Bank! It's not a competition, but I hope you and your mates have fun doing it. It's your Bestival as much as My Bestival," the Radio 1 DJ said in a statement.

The event has already confirmed a vast range of acts will be taking to the stage over the course of the weekend, with live bands, DJs and cabaret performers all on the bill.

Stevie Wonder is the biggest name to have been announced as playing at Bestival on the Isle of Wight so far, with Florence and the Machine, New Order and Sigur Ros also headlining.

Individuals using My Bestival can put whoever they like at the top of their own personal bill and may instead opt for the likes of The xx, Spiritualized or Two Door Cinema Club.

Other acts playing at Bestival this summer include Friendly Fires, Hot Chip, Soulwax, Justice, Ben Howard, Orbital, De La Soul, Death in Vegas and Bat For Lashes.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-801401591-ADNFCR

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