Stevie Wonder just calls to say he loves Bestival

and will be headlining Sunday as a UK festival exclusive

published: Thu 22nd Mar 2012

Stevie Wonder

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th September 2012
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU, England MAP
£180 for Thu-Sun - camping sold out, premium camping £299
daily capacity: 50000
last updated: Thu 6th Sep 2012

Stevie Wonder will close this September's 'Wildlife' themed Bestival with a headlining show on the Sunday night.

Stevie Wonder
The legendary icon and singer songwriter best known works are singles such as 'Superstition', 'I Just Called to Say I Love You', 'Higher Ground', 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours', 'Living for the City', 'Masterblaster (Jammin')' and 'Happy Birthday' had his first number 1 hit, 'Fingertips, Part 2' at the age of 13, and is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music.

He is coming to the Isle of Wight to close Bestival 2012 in a UK festival exclusive.

Rob da Bank said, "What can I say? What a day! I see part of my job at Bestival as giving you acts you may never have seen or will get the chance to see again… so, I'm hoping you feel as happy as I do as we announce the legendary Stevie Wonder as Sunday night headliner! A winner of 25 Grammy Awards, the most ever for a solo artist, this man’s music has always been part of the da Bank home listening experience and also a favourite at our Sunday Best and Bestival parties and this is a very rare chance to see a legend in action. See you there!"

Bestival has over 20 stages of live music from more than 300 bands alongside a wealth of hidden treasures peppered across the site. From the old world southern American charms of the Swamp Shack and the magical aura of the Wishing Tree, to the mayhem of the Wall of Death and the rush of the Roller Disco it's a non-stop party paradise all weekend.

Friday's headliner is still to be revealed. New Order will headline Saturday, with Orbital headlining the Big Top on Sunday. The xx, and Sigur Ros will both be UK festival exclusives. Also announced are Justice, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires, Death In Vegas, Drums of Death, Soulwax, Nero, Emeli Sande, De La Soul, Major Lazer, The Horrors, Spiritualized, Kevin Saunderson feat Inner City Live, Gary Numan, Michael Kiwanuka, Azealia Banks, Sub Focus, Gallows, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience feat Al McKay, Rizzle Kicks, The Cuban Brothers, Buraka Som Sistema, Bellowhead, Little Dragon, Adam Ant And The Good The Mad And The Lovely Posse, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Chas & Dave, Dub Pistols, The Japanese Popstars, Rob da Bank himself plus 2manydjs, Annie Mac Presents, DJ Yoda, Maya Jane Coles, Scuba, LTJ Bukem, Plastician, Greg Wilson, Scratch Perverts, Jaguar Skills, and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

The ninth Bestival, will be held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, from Thursday 6th until Sunday 9th Septembewr 2012.

Tickets for Bestival sold out last year. Tickets including entry from Thursday 6th September are priced at £180 for Adult Tickets and £120 for Teen (age 13-17) Tickets. For those arriving on or after Friday 7th September Adult Tickets are priced at £170 or £110 for Teen (age 13-17) Tickets. Tickets for children (age 12 & under) are free (but must have a ticket).

There is also a ticket Payment Plan available - pay a sixth of the total ticket price (plus booking fees & postage) now, with the further five payments spread across the following five consecutive months (available from Ticketline).

Parking tickets are priced at £10. Campervan Tickets were priced at £85 (per vehicle) and are strictly limited to 1 per transaction/customer. Your Campervan must be specially adapted for people to stay in (which does not include transit vans with a mattress in the back or 4x4s with the seats folded down). If your vehicle is longer than 7 metres you will need to purchase two Campervan Tickets. Cars will not be allowed into the Campervan area at any time so consequentially Caravans, Trailer Tents etc are not permitted.

To buy tickets from Seetickets, click here.

To buy tickets from Ticketline, click here.

Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th September 2012
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30 2NU, England MAP
£180 for Thu-Sun - camping sold out, premium camping £299
daily capacity: 50000
last updated: Thu 6th Sep 2012


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