The Friday night headliner has been revealed for Bestival 2018, which will take place at Lulworth Castle, in Dorset, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August.
Making their debut UK performance is the brand new project from Diplo and Mark Ronson, Silk City.
Rob da Bank says: "We don’t like doing the same thing as other festivals here at Bestival HQ... so for our Friday night headliner we’ve booked something you’ll never have seen in Europe or probably the world. Two of the best party-starting DJs with a new stage show packed with surprises back to back... ladies and gents, boys and girls, please welcome Diplo and Mark Ronson aka Silk City to the stage!"
They’re long-time friends of Bestival, so we are ecstatic Diplo and Mark Ronson have chosen our 15th anniversary celebrations to make their European debut as Silk City with a UK festival exclusive set. And if there’s one thing you can guarantee, it’s that this pair know how to rock a party. Two of music’s greatest names together on the Castle stage, with you, us and some big, big tunes, it’s already got legendary written all over it.
Silk City join the Bestival line-up which includes fellow exclusive headliners London Grammar, and Jorja Smith, plus MIA's only confirmed UK headline festival appearance, and more including Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, First Aid Kit, Mura Masa, Rudimental (DJ Set), Hot Chip (DJ Set) and many, many more. For all the acts announced so far please see the line-up page.
Tickets for 2018 are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
Refundable Bestival Eco-Bond (Mandatory): £10
Bestival Charity Donation (Mandatory): £1
adult weekend: £160
teen (13-17) weekend: £106.50
child (12 & under): free but needs ticket
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