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Florence and the Machine to headline Bestival

Tue 22 May 2012

Florence and the Machine to headline Bestival

Florence and the Machine have been confirmed as the final headline act on the bill of Bestival on the Isle of Wight this summer.

The band will be taking to the stage at Robin Hill Country Park on the Friday night of the festival and join Sigur Ros, New Order and Stevie Wonder on the bill.

Organisers of Bestival claimed the addition of Florence and the Machine - who had a massive hit single with You've Got The Love - confirms it is the most impressive Bestival line-up ever.

The xx, Caribou, Friendly Fires, Orbital, Frank Ocean, Hot Chip, Annie Mac Presents, Skream & Benga, Four Tet and Miike Snow are among the other acts to be heading to the Isle of Wight to entertain tens of thousands of revellers this September.

Curator Rob da Bank stated he is glad to be able to confirm the booking of Florence and the Machine and stated The xx will be warming up the main stage for them on the Friday night.

"The first time I met Flo she was whirling around like a spinning top to a Paul Simon track at a party I was DJing at. I hadn’t even heard her open her mouth but she had this alluring vibe already," he said, adding the shows she has played at Bestival in the last few years have been among the top highlights for a lot of the festival's attendees.

Florence is likely to embrace the wildlife theme at Bestival on the Isle of Wight this summer and attendees are sure to be looking forward to seeing her outfit choice for the big gig.

Other bands set to perform at the Isle of Wight-based event between September 6th and 9th this summer include Justice, Soulwax, Two Door Cinema Club, Rizzle Kicks, Spiritualized, Ben Howard, Orbital, Bat For Lashes, Warpaint and Emeli Sande.

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