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Bestival 2013 Adds Savages, James Blake + More

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Bestival organizers revealed this year’s initial lineup back in January, and now, even more acts have been added to the bill. James Blake, Savages and the Child of Lov are among the artists joining the annual British fest, set to take place on Sept. 5-8 on the Isle of Wight, just off the coast of Britain.

Other recently announced acts include Courtney Pine, Clean Bandit, Musical Youth, Filthy Boy, Wheelchair Sports Camp, the 1975, Evian Christ, Molotov Jukebox, Devilman, Parquet Courts, Hudson Taylor, Champs, the Keepsakes, Parlour Flames, Willy Moon and London Grammar.

“Bestival is ten years old this year and I always want our festival to stay fresh and new so I’m well pleased with the latest artist additions,” said festival founder Rob da Bank in a recent statement. “Courtney Pine, legendary jazz musician, is going to open the whole birthday spectacular on the Thursday and from that point on we’re gonna be treated to a plethora of new bands and talent from new indie upstarts Savages and London Grammar to incredible electronic explorations from Hieroglyphic Being and Evian Christ. Not forgetting returning hero James Blake who’s part of the fabric of recent Bestivals. Hope you enjoy listening to all this lovely lot!”

Festival-goers can also look forward to performances by the Flaming Lips, the Knife, M.I.A., Franz Ferdinand, Snoop Dogg, Elton John, Belle and Sebastian and the Roots, plus many more. Click here for more details.

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