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As ever, Bestival organisers Josie and Rob Da Bank have booked in and announced a whopping lineup of mammoth acts for this year’s festival. Taking place on the 6/7/8/9th September 2012, Bestival sets its sights on going even bigger and better than previous years, a tough aim given the festival’s reputable history!

The stand out bands on the bill range from Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós and punk rock band New Order to French electro-duo Justice and hip hop trio De La Soul. Joining them are a shed load of acts that span every genre imaginable with a generous dose of DJ’s to add to the mix. Everyone from 2ManyDJ’s and Nero to Soulwax, Annie Mac, David Rodigan and Scratch Perverts will be making there way over to the Isle of Wight for the festival this September.

There’s a decidedly nostalgic feel to the lineup too as Gary Numan, Sister Sledge and Adam Ant (and his oddly named band) will take to one of Bestival’s many stages this year. Not to mention Chas and Dave!

Other highlights of the lineup announced to-date include LTJ Bukem, Claude Vonstroke, DJ Yoda, Maya Jane Coles, Scuba, Plastician, Giles Smith and James Priestly from SecretSundaze and a Four Tet/Caribou back-to-back set. Bestival 2012 sounds unmissable already.

The Full Lineup

Live Acts: New Order, The XX, Sigur Rós, Friendly Fires, Justice, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Soulwax, 2ManyDJs, Nero, Emeli Sande, Orbital, Warpaint, De La Soul, Major Lazer, Sister Sledge, Gary Numan, The Horrors, Spiritualised, Death in Vegas, Doom, Michael Kiwanuka, Sub Focus, Azealia Banks, Kevin Saunderson ft. Inner City Live, Gallows, Rizzle Kicks, Buraka Som Sistema, Bellowhead, Earth Wind & Fire Ft. Al McKay, Django Django, Little Dragon, Gold Panda, Adam Ant & The Good The Mad and the Lovely Posse, The Cuban Brothers Lianna La Havas, Delilah, First Aid Kit, Daughter, Zulu Winter, Ane Brun, Friends, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, King Khan & The Shrines, The Japanese Popstars, Chas & Dave, Dub Pistols, Charlie XCX, King Krule, Drums of Death, Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard, Slafsmalksklubben and many more…

DJ Sets: Annie Mac Presents, Four Tet B2B Caribou, The 2 Bears, David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam, Dirtybird Showcase Feat. Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin & Eats Everything, Francois Kevorkian, DJ Yoda, Maya Jane Coles, Scuba, LTJ Bukem, Plastician, Greg Wilson, Doctor P, Pearson Sound, Borgore, Flux Pavilian, Max Cooper, Gemini, Krystal Klear, Pangaea, Billy Daniel Bunter, Pariah, Trolley Snatcha, Warm & Electric Minds, Scratch Perverts, Koan Sound, Camo and Krooked, Giles Smith & James Priestly (SecretSundaze), Mosca, Oneman B2B Jackmaster, Ben UFO, PBR Streetgang, Jaguar Skills & His Amazing Friends, DJ Shepdog, Shellac Collective, DJ Charge.