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Sigur Ros to play 90-minute Bestival headline set

Wed 29 Feb 2012

Sigur Ros to play 90-minute Bestival headline set

Music fans with tickets for Bestival on the Isle of Wight this summer are to be treated with a 90-minute headline set by Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros.

Curator of the event Rob da Bank wrote on his Twitter page that the group will be playing an extended show at the festival this September after he received confirmation of the news.

He told his 40,000 followers on the social networking site that a number of big names rumoured to be heading to the Isle of Wight in order to play at Bestival this summer are not on the bill.

Radiohead are among the names to have been linked with a show at the event this September but the Radio 1 DJ denied that this is the case.

The Oxford band are currently playing shows in the US and are expected to head out on a world tour to promote their recent album The King of Limbs in the coming months.

But according to the organiser of Bestival, the Isle of Wight is not likely to be one of the destinations on the schedule for the tour, while he also confirmed Kylie Minogue is not going to be taking to the stage at Robin Hill Country Park.

The Australian popstar has been rumoured to be a new booking for Bestival but Rob da Bank said she would not be appearing, while Daft Punk are also not going to be confirmed.

Depeche Mode, The Chemical Brothers, Kate Bush, Dolly Parton and Thin Lizzy will not be playing on the Isle of Wight this summer either, he added.

Bands already confirmed as being on the bill for Bestival - which is set to take place from September 6th to 9th this summer - include The xx, Friendly Fires, New Order, Justice, Two Door Cinema Club, The Horrors, Soulwax, Hot Chip and Orbital.

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