By Tobi Olasupo – Photography Manager
1. The XX
Seven years have passed since The XX first came to Bestival. It was potentially one of the most viewed performances in the festival’s history with thousands of people ramming the Big Top and thousands more watching them from outside, it was without doubt a groundbreaking moment for The XX and Bestival. This will be their third appearance at Bestival, headlining at The Castle Stage on the Friday.
The Godfather of Grime will be taking his place at Bestival. After releasing his whopping eleventh studio album ‘Godfather’ at the start of the year, Wiley will be bringing his domineering style to the main stage and it is looking to be an unforgettable performance. Wiley has his EP ‘Wiley vs Doogz’ coming out a week before Bestival so we are hoping to hear some new sounds from him. He also announced via Twitter his forthcoming album ‘Godfather 2’ will be released February 2018. Wiley will be performing on The Castle Stage.
Photo: Jordan Hughes
3. Jamie T
Jamie T is another artist who will be making his return to Bestival, last time he played was over a decade ago at the young age of 20. He swimmingly became one of the UK’s fastest rising talents in the past decade. In 2016 he released his fourth album ‘Trick’, displays a newer and different vibe in comparison to his debut album ‘Panic Prevention’. Jamie T will be headlining on the Thursday night at The Box.
Photo: Ed Power
4. Pet Shop Boys
For over three decades, Pet Shop Boys have been dominating the pop scene by continually pushing the limitations of pop music. They have done this through 13 albums and numerous hit singles including their debut single ‘West End Girls’. They will be closing Bestival for us this year by headlining The Castle Stage on the Sunday.
Photo: Pelle Crepin
Loud shirts and branded snap-caps .Tech-house duo Solardo will be joining the line-up for Bestival this year. Solardo have officially become one of the hottest production/DJ duos in their genre over the past year, bringing their harmonious style to fruition. They can be found on the Temple Stage this year.
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