Bestival Press Release

image © 2006 Stuart Leech

- Gypsy Punks storm Bestival as Gogol Bordello (pictured above) headline Friday night on the Main Stage

- Plus Guillemots confirmed for Main Stage on Saturday

- Future Sound of London presents the Amorphous Androgynous confirmed for The Blue Pavilion

- Xbox Lost & Sound arena revealed

Well its hot out there and even hotter at Bestival HQ as we’re dancing for joy at our latest line upadditions. In true Rob da Bank style he’s picked the hottest act of the summer for the prestigious Friday night headline slot, the mighty, mischievous Gogol Bordello. Sitting pretty next to the Scissor Sisters and the Pet Shop Boys there is no doubt New York’s infamous Gypsy punks are set to rocket as Bestival goers experience their unique headline quality – not to be missed!

It doesn’t stop there. Guillemots, the most eccentric band of musicians you'll find this side of, well, Gogol Bordello, have just confirmed for the main stage on Saturday. Another of Rob’s top tips, Guillemots are fronted by the ace bearded showman Fyfe Dangerfield and with a stunning debut album Through The Windowpane whipping up a frenzy both sides of the Atlantic.

Completing the new acts to add, our 24 hour arena The Blue Pavilion Inspired by Rizla plays host to the Future Sound Of London presents the Amorphous Androgynous - a psychedelic/cosmic rock/ambient/progtronic supergroup fronted by Future Sound Of London's Gary Cobian and featuring Gary Lucas (Jeff Buckley co writer/Captain Beefheart). Expect sitars, drums, guitars, electronics, visuals and a monstrous psychedelic bubble exploding in your mind and eyes! Headlining The Blue Pavilion on Saturday.

Last but not least we’re pleased to announce another new addition to our arenas - the Xbox Lost & Sound stage in association with Vice magazine bringing you intimate live performances from some of the most exciting artists this summer, featuring live performances from some of the UKs most talked about bands, including Cazals, Whitey, Archie Bronson Outfit, Man Like Me, and Ladyfuzz, the Xbox Lost & Sound stage is set to rock in 2006.

Bestival takes place on 8-10 September at Robin Hill Country Park, Newport.

For tickets and a full line up, visit the festival website.