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Bestival underway on Isle of Wight

Thu 6 Sep 2012

Bestival underway on Isle of Wight

Bestival on the Isle of Wight is underway and the organisers of the event have confirmed some last minute changes to the bill of the festival.

Wiley has been added to the line-up in the Big Top and he will be taking to the stage in the arena on Saturday (September 8th) at 12.45 BST.

The Wearing Your Rolex star is a new addition to the bill and will help to plug the gap left by Frank Ocean, who pulled out of the event for the second year in a row.

Other acts who will not be travelling to the Isle of Wight to play at Bestival this summer include Forest Swords, The Correspondents, Chairlift, Frankie Rose and Ruby Wax.

However, a special guest will be taking to the stage in the Psychedelic Worm in the early afternoon on Sunday and this is sure to be a highlight of the weekend.

With the UK's festival season disrupted this summer as a result of the heavy rain and strong winds that have been experienced by much of the country in recent weeks, those heading to the Isle of Wight to go to Bestival this weekend will be pleased to hear the sun is going to be out.

According to a forecast from the Met Office, there may be some fog around on Saturday morning, but the weekend is likely to be dry with the sun shining for much of the event.

The Isle of Wight Council has been providing regular updates on traffic around the festival site at Robin Hill Country Park and stated the roads around the area are currently flowing smoothly.

However, it pointed out anyone who does not have a ticket for the sold-out event ought to stay away from this part of the island so as not to cause extra congestion for festival fans.

This year, Bestival is being headlined by Florence and the Machine, New Order, Sigur Ros and Stevie Wonder, with Warpaint and The xx among the other acts on the bill for the weekend.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-801444101-ADNFCR

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