Bestival 2012: Stevie Wonder Announced As Closing Headliner
Bestival have announced that Stevie Wonder will be headlining the event on Sunday September 9th. The Superstition singer will be closing the festival, which will see performances from fellow headliners New Order, plus AZEALIA BANKS; The XX; Gary Numan and pop newcomer Emeli Sande.
Festival organiser 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!'
In addition to the live music, there will also be live DJ sets from the likes of Annie MAC; The 2 Bears and Flux Pavilion. If you want a break from the music, Scroobius Pip Presents the Satin Lizard Lounge sees him showcasing some of the best spoken word artists, as well as some of his poetry. Sketch comedy troupe The Unexpected Items (creators of Gap Yah) and the Roundhouse Poetry Collective will also be performing during the festival.
Bestival will shortly be announcing more acts, plus their Friday night headliner, in the coming weeks.
Also announced as playing:2 many DJs - Adam Ant - Alabama Shakes - Ane Brun - Bat For Lashes - Bellowhead - Ben Howard - Buraka Som Sistema - Chairlift - Charli XCX - De La Soul - Death In Vegas - Delilah - Dirty Beaches - Django Django - Drums Of Death - Errors - Factory Floor - Field Music - First Aid Kit - Frankie Rose & The Outs - Friendly Fires - Friends - Gabrielle Aplin - Gallows - Gold Panda - Hot Chip - Jeffrey Lewis - Justice - Lianne La Havas - Little Dragon - Major Lazer - Michael Kiwanuka - Milagres - Nero - Orbital - Porcelain Raft - Rizzle Kicks - Roots Manuva - Sage Francis - SBTRKT - Sigur Ros - Sister Sledge - Skinny Lister - Soulwax - Spiritualized - St Spirit - Sub Focus - The Cuban Brothers - The Horrors - The Japanese Popstars - Turbowolf - Two Door Cinema Club - Warpaint