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Festival News: Florence + the Machine top Bestival bill

Bestival have announced their third and final headliner will be Florence + the Machine. The Florence Welch fronted band will be headlining their second UK festival, after previously topping the bill at Latitude in 2010. The Ceremonials band will be headlining alongside New Order and Stevie Wonder, with a bill that also includes the XX, Two Door Cinema Club, Spiritualized, Orbital, Friendly Fires and Sigur Ros.

Festival curator and Radio 1 DJ, Rob da Bank, revealed: “The first time I met Flo she was whirling around like a spinning top to a Paul Simon track at a party I was DJing at. I hadn’t even heard her open her mouth but she had this alluring vibe already. Once I heard her scratchy demo I was sold and when she did her first radio session for me at Radio 1. I couldn’t believe this flame-haired eccentric young lady had such a stunning voice. Her shows for us at Bestival and Camp Bestival over the last few years have always been highlights for many and I’m glad we can finally seal the deal with a headline show on the Friday of Bestival and with The xx on before her this promises to go down in the Best of Bestival yearbook!”

They previously appeared at the Isle of Wight-based festival in 2009 and they will also be appearing at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival, sub-headlining to Kasabian.

Bestival takes place over the weekend of 6-9 September in Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight.

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