The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, and Pet Shop Boys to headline for Bestival 2017

plus cheap ticket deal for a limited time

By Neil Greenway | Published: Thu 9th Feb 2017

The xx

Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th September 2017
Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5QS, England MAP
£195 adult weekend (+booking fee)
Daily capacity: 35,000
Last updated: Wed 6th Sep 2017

Bestival,now held at Lulworth Castle in Dorset, from Thursday 7th until Sunday 10th September, has announced the first acts for this year.

On the main Castle Stage they'll be headliners The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, and Pet Shop Boys, along with Justice, Dizzee Rascal, Little Dragon, Rag n Bone Man, Danny Brown, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul, Mnek, Circa Waves, Ray BLK, Stefflon Don, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, and of course The Cuban Brothers

At The Box they'll be Jamie T, DJ Shadow, Kurupt FM, Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, DJ Yoda, Lucy Rose, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and Formation.

At the Temple you can bow down in front of Annie Mac, Andy C presents 25 Years of RAM, Maceo Plex, Jackmaster, Kolsch, Agoria, Dusky, Patrick Topping, Solardo, Jasper James, and Avalon Emerson.

At Bollywood there'll be David Rodigan presents RAM JAM, Toddla T presents Carnival, Teklife showcase, Midland, Job Jobse, Sam Gellaitry, and Shanti Celeste.

Reggae Roots has Trojan Sound System, Nice Up Presents Daddy G, Star One, Shep Dog, and Ghostwriterz.

Set sail on HMS Bestival with Sink The Pink, Buttmitzvah, and Hard Cock Life.

The Frozen Mole will bring you Artwork Presents Art’s House, Slaves (DJ Set), Purple Rave, and Cirque Du Soul DJs.

At Staceys there'll be Mr Scruff, Craig Charles, and South London Soul Train.

Caravanserai will have 47soul, The Turbans, My Baby, Flamingods, New York Brass Band, Swing Patrol, and Fandjango.

Club Dada has The Ska Vengers, Smoove & Turrell, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, and Kuenta I Tambu.

Ambient Forest has Chris Coco, Pete Gooding, and Mixmaster Morris.

And last up for the stages is Oberon's Observatory with Cut a Shine.

As well as bands and DJs on stages, there's the normal Bestival goings on of a big fireworks finale, the world's biggest confetti cannon (who's doing the litter picking? :P), the world's biggest bouncy castle, the Bestival inflatable church, and much more.

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Tickets are currently available at the special 'launch' price of £150 for Adults! Otherwise they'll cost you £175.

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