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Bestival 2012 Festival to Stream Live on YouTube Next Weekend

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Don’t feel like flying over the pond next weekend to catch Florence + the Machine rocking Bestival in person? Don’t worry, you can watch the 2012 edition of the annual U.K. festival — held in Isle of Wight, England — from the comfort of your own home, as organizers have announced this year it will be webcast live.

Florence + the Machine, New Order and legendary soul singer Stevie Wonder are slated to headline a stacked Bestival 2012 lineup that also includes the xx, Sigur Ros, Spiritualized, Friendly Fires, Bat for Lashes, Miike Snow and many, many more. And when we double-up on “many,” it’s because we mean it: There are literally hundreds of bands, DJs and comedians performing on 20 fields at Bestival, which runs Sept. 6-9 at Robin Hill Country Park in Isle of Wight.

Bestival 2012 will be the first U.K. festival ever streamed live on YouTube. “I’ve been watching festivals such as Coachella and Tomorrowland on YouTube and loving the futuristic new angle on showing festivals in a different light via a medium that nearly everyone in the music and festival worlds is tuned into,” says Bestival curator and Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank in a statement. ”We’re really pleased that Bestival is the first U.K. festival to go down this route.”

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