Bestival First Line Up Announcement: Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand

Plus Franz Ferdinand, Peace, Jessie Ware, The Flaming Lips, Disclosure, M.I.A and more

Bestival has made their first line up announcement for this year’s edition of the Isle Of Wight Festival.

Included in tonight’s announcement, none other than Elton John and his band; guess that covers the ‘UK icon who never plays festivals’ clues that Rob Da Bank has previously been dropping. Disclosure, The Knife, and Franz Ferdinand join Snoop Dogg on board the good ship HMS Bestival, and there’ll be sets from DIY favourites Peace and Bastille, as well as Angel Haze, The Flaming Lips and Belle And Sebastian.

The line up announcement so far reads:
Elton John and his band
Snoop Dogg
Franz Ferdinand
The Flaming Lips
The Knife
Bombay Bicycle Club
The Roots
Belle & Sebastian
Jessie Ware
Tom Odell
Sinead O’Connor
Chic ft Nile Rodgers
Hot Natured (live)
Angel Haze
The Polyphonic Spree
Johnny Marr
The Strypes
DJ Fresh
The Walkman
The Wonder Stuff
Caravan Palace
The Cuban Brothers
Matthew E White
While She Sleeps
Mikill Pane
True Tiger
Sexy Sushi
Is Tropical
Lulu James
Swim Deep
Jagwar Ma
Fleetwod Bac
Brass Band
Kawa Circus
Lewis Watson

Obviously, there’s still more to be announced. This year, as they celebrate their 10th anniversary, the Rob Da Bank curated festival features a nautical theme, with punters encouraged to dress up in their finest sailor themed garb.

Bestival takes place between the 5th - 8th September, at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight. For more information, including how to get your mitts on some tickets for this year’s event, head to