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The Cure's Bestival show 'to be a musical highlight of 2011'

Tue 6 Sep 2011

The Cure's Bestival show 'to be a musical highlight of 2011'

Revellers getting ready to head to the Isle of Wight to attend Bestival this weekend (September 8th-11th) can look forward to The Cure's headline slot being one of the year's top musical highlights.

This is according to a preview of the event by Contact Music, which suggested the band - who are an exclusive European booking for the organisers of Bestival - may struggle to contain their set to their allocated slot of two hours.

Robert Smith and the rest of the band performed a show in Sydney earlier in the year and played for longer than four hours, it was noted, while they were still able to leave out hits such as Just Like Heaven and In Between Days.

Another of the headline acts lined up to take to the stage at Robin Hill Country Park over the weekend was singled out by the website as one to look out for - with Bjork performing her only outdoor festival show of the year on the Isle of Wight.

"Closing the main stage on the Sunday night, expect Ms Gudmundsdottir to bring [the] festival to an unforgettable climax," it was noted of the Icelandic star, who will be bringing her new Biophilia show to the island.

Another act recommended for those heading to Bestival to go and see was Village People, who will be judging the Rock Stars, Pop Stars and Divas contest as well as performing at the event.

The site said: "There'll be no better way to get the Bestival party in full swing than spending 45 minutes or so in the company of this lot."

But Bestival is about more than just the music and revellers - 50,000 of whom are expected after tickets for the bash sold out - can look forward to a range of entertainment including an underground restaurant and burlesque shows.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-800720834-ADNFCR

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