The Cure, Major Lazer and Hot Chip announced as Bestival headliners

Richie Hawtin, Craig David, The Human League and David Rodigan are amongst the first wave of artists announced.

Becca Frankland

Date published: 29th Jan 2016

Image: Major Lazer

The headliners and first wave of acts have been revealed for Rob Da Bank's futuristic themed Bestival which will run from Thursday 8th - Sunday 11th September at Robin Hill, Isle of Wight. 

Iconic rock band The Cure (watch below), electronic pop powerforce Major Lazer and dance music five piece Hot Chip have been confirmed to headline the festival, the leading act for the Sunday is yet to be announced. 

The initial cluster of live artists includes Bastille, The Human League and Wolf Alice. The dance music on offer is shaping up to be equally as impressive with an abundance of bass and grime acts taking centre stage including Skepta, Wiley's Eskimo Dance, David Rodigan and Kurupt FM.

Other highlights include Richie Hawtin, Bicep, The Black Madonna, Craig David's TS5, Katy B, Shy FX, Years & Years and more. 

Check out the full Bestival line up so far

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