Snoop Dog And Elton John To Headline Bestival

Sir Elton John and Snoop Dog are among the headliners for this year's Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

The line-up for the event, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, also includes MIA, Bombay Bicycle Club, Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, DJ Fresh and Johnny Marr.

Sir Elton was among the visitors to the island for the Isle Of Wight Festival in the late 1960s, although he has yet to play a major outdoor show there.

He said: ''I haven't played any of the major festivals in the UK in recent years, so when the opportunity to play Bestival came up I was very interested.

I've heard that the Bestival audience comes in fancy dress and I can't wait to see that - they must all look amazing from the stage.

At various times I wore enormous feathered head-dresses, cloaks, hot pants, jumpsuits, clown suits, a Minnie Mouse outfit, French maid, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.''

Sir Elton, who became a father for the second time this month when son Elijah was born, added: ''Wearing fancy dress makes us all feel less inhibited so I think it's a great way to enjoy live music.''

Other performers at the event, staged from September 5 to 8, include The Roots, Sinead O'Connor and Belle & Sebastian.

Organiser DJ Rob Da Bank said: ''2013 will be a vintage year. Band and DJ-wise we've cast our net far and wide.''

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