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Stevie Wonder to headline Bestival

Fri 23 Mar 2012

Stevie Wonder to headline Bestival

Music lovers heading to the Isle of Wight later in the year in order to attend Bestival are in for a treat, as it has been announced that Stevie Wonder is set to headline the event.

The organisers of the festival, which is taking place at Robin Hill Country Park from September 6th to 9th, confirmed he will be taking to the stage to close the festival on the final night.

Confirmation of the star's appearance at the event means Bestival is now going to be an unmissable weekend on the summer season calendar for many people this year and tickets - available through the Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel - are sure to be in demand.

Curators of the event Rob and Josie da Bank described Stevie Wonder as one of the greatest musical acts of all time, noting he has been performing for a number of decades and remains one of the world's must-see artists.

"I see part of my job at Bestival as giving you acts you may never have seen or will get the chance to see again," explained Rob da Bank.

The Radio One DJ added Wonder has won 25 Grammys over the course of his long career in the music business, which will make him one of the most decorated stars to have ever taken to the stage at the Isle of Wight-based event, as no solo artist has collected more of the awards.

"This man's music has always been part of the da Bank home listening experience ... this is a very rare chance to see a legend in action," added the curator of the festival.

Bestival will also be welcoming acts such as Sigur Ros, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires, New Order, Justice, Soulwax, Warpaint, The xx, Bat For Lashes and Two Door Cinema Club to play on the Isle of Wight over the course of the weekend.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801324925-ADNFCR

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