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Sir Elton to headline Bestival 2013

Thu 31 Jan 2013

Sir Elton to headline Bestival 2013

Pop music legend Sir Elton John has been confirmed as a headline act at this year's Bestival, with the flamboyant performer celebrating 40 years since the launch of his seminal album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in 2013.

It is also a significant milestone for Bestival itself, with the event marking its tenth anniversary this year.

Commenting on his upcoming performance, Sir Elton said: "I haven't played any of the major festivals in the UK in recent years, so when the opportunity to play Bestival came up I was very interested.

"I've heard that the Bestival audience comes in fancy dress and I can't wait to see that, they must all look amazing from the stage."

Well known for his own amazing costumes over the years, Sir Elton has taken to the stage in a range of outlandish attires in the past, including Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, a French Maid and even the Eiffel Tower.

He will be performing on the Sunday night of the festival, which will be running from September 5th to 8th at Robin Hill Country Park.

Bestival organiser Rob da Bank stated his delight at securing such a high-profile act for the event, remarking that the festival is "just as psychedelically wondrous to us as the September day in 2004 when we first threw open the gates".

Meanwhile, Bestival favourites The Cuban Brothers recently announced they will be returning to the Isle of Wight to perform in 2013, this time at the V-Dub Island festival.

Famed for their off-the-wall and comedic songs, mixed with a background in Cuban folk music, The Cuban Brothers are sure to wow the crowds at this year's event.

Taking place on August 15th to 19th, the V-Dub Island festival will be held at Northwood County Showground.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801532743-ADNFCR

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