The Bestival announced on Wednesday the first confirmed acts of 2011 with The Cure making the Isle of Wight event their only European festival performance of the year. Also on the bill will be Primal Scream playing their album Screamadelica and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.
“From underground heroes to worldwide heavyweights, The Cure have, over the last 30 or more years given us some of popular music’s finest moments, which is why everyone here at Bestival H.Q. is so incredibly proud that the band will be touching down in 2011 to deliver what we’re sure will be a legendary and unforgettable Saturday night headline performance,” the Bestival web site announced.
News of the band’s performance came just weeks after the event was named Best Major UK Festival at the UK Festival Awards.
DJ and Bestival curator Rob Da Bank said: “I’ve spent the last 20 years of my life listening to The Cure and the last five attempting to persuade Robert Smith and the crew to hop on a ferry to our magical Isle.”
Smith said, “I’m delighted and excited that our only European festival performance in 2011 will be at Bestival. We will do all we can to help make it a weekender to remember.”
Other acts listed in the first wave of confirmations were: Magnetic Man, Robyn, Crystal Castles, DJ Shadow, Katy B, LFO, Omar Souleyman, 65DaysofStatic-Live Film Score, Cranes, Boys Noize, Diplo, A Trak, Norman Jay, Grandmaster Flash, David Rodigan, 2 Bears, Carte Blanche, Pantha Du Prince, and Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.
In addition to the eclectic line-up of musical talent, the event at Robin Hill Countryside Adventure Park boasts an original boutique campsite experience, a Bollywood Cocktail Bar, enormous fancy dress party, and even a Hidden Disco.
Bestival 2011 will take place between Thursday 8th September and Sunday 11th September.
Adult weekend ticket (including camping): £160
Student weekend ticket (including camping): £150 (Valid NUC or ISIC ID required)
Age 13 to 15 weekend ticket (including camping): £80 (These ticket holders must be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21)
Age 12 and under weekend ticket (including camping): Free, but you must obtain a ticket (These ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21)
Campervan tickets: £65 pounds per vehicle
For more information see: www.bestival.net