Bestival announces Sunday headliner: MISSY ELLIOT!




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She’s the best around with the crazy style and her music makes us lose control, so we’re unutterably excited to announce that the incredible Missy Elliott will be headlining Sunday night at our Summer of Love in a European festival exclusive. One of the greatest artists of all time, and a true musical innovator, we couldn’t be more ecstatic that she’s coming to Robin Hill for her first UK show in nine years, and what is destined to be one of the most epic Bestival finales of all time. Ever.

Commenting on her headline appearance, Missy Elliott said: “I'm very excited to be performing at Bestival this year! I can't wait to see all my fans I haven't seen in some time… new ones and my day one fans! We are gonna have a blast together! Bring your dancing outfits and kicks!

Bestival b-boy Rob da Bank says: “So, putting the final pieces together for the world’s most intricate jigsaw puzzle that is Bestival, I’m mighty proud to announce our Sunday headliner Missy Elliott. Needing no introduction Missy is the epitome of hip-hop royalty, the first lady of party-starting club bangers and a downright legend. I cannot wait to watch the most successful female rap artist ever to Work It at Bestival 2015!

Hailing from Portsmouth (calm down Pompey crew, not that one) in Virginia, Missy Elliott is one of music’s most successful MCs, songwriters, and producers. She’s racked up five Grammy awards, one double platinum and four platinum albums, and over 166 awards from VMAs to MOBOs and beyond, but more importantly she drops bombs. With tight beats and sick flows, Missy is a one-woman hit machine, who has had pop music’s greats including Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Beyoncé queueing up to work with her.

Her production innovation has had a huge impact on music globally, firing out guilt edged monsters by the truckload from The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly), Hot Boyz and Get Ur Freak On to Work It, Pass The Dutch and Lose Control the stamp of her influence can be heard loud and clear to this day. Her surprise guest appearance at this year’s Super Bowl was mind-shatteringly amazing and blew us all completely away, proving that she’s just as vital right now as she ever has been, and you know she really is gonna work it for the final Bestival main stage set of the year. Joining Underworld, Duran Duran and the Chemical Brothers to complete 2015s set of headliners, Missy’s not just big in the game she’s unparalleled, and we really couldn’t be more ridiculously overjoyed that she’s coming to Bestival. So don’t you dare go home early, this is gonna be legendary.

Bilbao BBK Live 2011 First Headliner announced

The festival is running a promotion on the first 1,000 three day tickets, which are currently on sale on See, Ticketweb and Lastminute for just £75 including camping. Hurry, they are selling fast!

More acts will be announced very soon, so stay tuned to our website.
Bilbao BBK Live is a three day festival that takes place in the outskirts of Bilbao. The festival site, located on top of a hill and surrounded by mountains, offers breathtaking views over the city of Bilbao.

This fuzz free festival, with an uncomplicated layout and easy access from the city and the airport, has proven to be a huge success with national and international festival goers. The two main stages and the schedule, guarantees that acts never overlap, so you get everything you have paid for!

While in the festival, take the opportunity to visit the city, just 10 minutes bus ride from the festival site. Bilbao is a modern city famous for its architecture, museums and gastronomy, and it’s just a stone’s throw away from the beach.

More info:
Festival: Bilbao BBK Live (
Line up so far: Coldplay
Dates: July 7th-9th 2011
Where: Kobetamendi, 10 min bus ride from Bilbao city centre
Ticket Price: Three Day Pass incl. camping – £75 (limited offer) available on See Tickets, Ticketweb and Lastminute
Band schedule: TBC
Doors open: TBC
Doors close: TBC
To get there: Two low cost airlines operate direct flights from London to Bilbao. Check Easyjet (from Stansted) and Vueling (from Heathrow). Iberia also operates daily direct flights from Gatwick airport.
Ryanair operates daily flights to Santander, just an hour bus ride to Bilbao.
From Bilbao airport there are regular public buses to central Bilbao. Once in central Bilbao the festival provides shuttle buses to the site.
Age Restrictions: Under 18-s will have to be accompanied by an adult.


Kasabian and The Chemical Brothers to headline Rockness 2011

As recipients of one of Britain’s biggest and most respected awards – Q Best Act in the World Today, bestowed upon them at the prestigious Q Music Awards 2010, KASABIAN are without equal and head to RockNess for a Scottish festival exclusive!

With a feast of swaggering anthems and the best pulsating, semi psychedelic grooves on the planet – taken off their last three brilliant albums Kasabian, Empire and West Ryder Lunatic Asylum – this is set to be an unforgettable show.

Last year’s now legendary headline slot at the V festival reaffirmed their ascent to all conquering world domination. Now with ‘the people’s band’ heading to RockNess this will be one of the few chances to also hear brand new material first – fans can expect this supergroup to power their way through a stomping trajectory of anthems sure to stir even Nessie.

Joining KASABIAN, is an act that can well and truly call RockNess home – THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS. Last time Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands played the festival, they unleashed a colossal visual and sonic assault of such magnitude it reverberated the length of the Great Glen. Now in news that will generate elation with fans, they’re heading back!

As worthy winners of this year’s Q Hero Award, THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS are without question one of the world’s most potent forces in electronic music. Seven albums in, they remain uncompromising, boundary pushing and peerless. New album Further marks a stunning return to form with sweeping utopian layers and expansive vibes but still enough brutal beats to induce air-punching hysteria. With a dizzying back catalogue of hits and a knack for knowing exactly when to drop the beat for maximum impact, expect heaps of arms-aloft euphoria come June!

Speaking about their return to RockNess, Ed and Tom of THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS said “This will be the first time we have played in Scotland since 2008 and so it’s really exciting to be headlining one of our favourite festivals. RockNess is an amazing place to play and we can’t wait to be back there again”.

Adding to this, RockNess Festival Director Jim King commented “We said last year that we really wanted a big rock band and in Kasabian we have the biggest rock band in the UK today. They’re going to take the roof off. As for The Chemical Brothers, they epitomise everything we ever dreamed about as a RockNess headliner. They are one of my favourite bands of all time, true pioneers and RockNess legends

With KASABIAN and THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS the first headliners to be revealed, and more headline acts to be announced, the summer most definitely starts at RockNess.

RockNess 2011 takes place 10-12 June, 2011 in the village of Dores, close to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The festival won ‘LINE UP OF THE YEAR’ at last week’s UK Festival Awards for its 2010 extravaganza which saw appearances from a raft of incredible acts including headliners The Strokes. Leftfield and Fatboy Slim.
Music lovers are being encouraged to ‘Respect the ‘Ness’ by taking advantage of ‘GO GREEN’ tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 26 November that include FREE COACH TRAVEL FROM ALL MAJOR CITIES IN THE UK. This follows the instant sell out of the festival’s outrageously good value, computer crashing £99 weekend ticket and amazing Early Bird deal that also sold out.

GO GREEN ticket prices:

£149 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping
£159 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping with coach travel
£135 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping student ticket
£145 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping student ticket with coach travel
£189 – 3 day weekend camping / non camping VIP ticket

Foo Fighters headlining Isle of Wight Festival 2011

From the Isle of Wight website today we have the following statement:

“The Isle of Wight Festival 2011 is proud to announce Foo Fighters as headliners for Saturday June 11th. The multiple Grammy and Brit Award winners join the mighty Kings of Leon and the newly reformed Pulp, from Friday June 10th – Sunday June 12th for what will be the hottest ticket of the summer. Tickets go on sale Friday 19th November.

Foo Fighters are one of the most influential bands of the last two decades and are sure to get the festival season rolling in true rock fashion. The Isle of Wight Festival is renowned for hosting the biggest names, along with the best up and coming acts around and 2011 will be no exception.

Foo Fighters have had two #1 albums in the UK (One By One and Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace) and four top 10 albums (Foo Fighters, The Colour & The Shape, There Is Nothing Left To Lose, In Your Honour). Their hits are festival anthems that have raised millions of hands and voices the world over, including ‘Everlong,’ ‘Best Of You,’ ‘Learn To Fly,’ ‘All My Life’ and ‘The Pretender’.

The Isle of Wight Festival 2011 is the perfect stomping ground for the band and fans alike, but tickets for this epic line up will go quick so head to the ticket info page on Friday 19th November to get yours.

John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says, “What band is more fitting to bring back for our tenth birthday than the Foos? They gave it their all in 2006 and have only become bigger and better since“.”

Tickets for Isle of Wight 2011 go on-sale this Friday!

Ticketzone – – 0844 499 9955
Red Funnel – – 0844 844 9988
Wightlink – – 0871 376 1000

Kings of Leon set to headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

From the Isle of Wight website ( we have the following statement:

“The first major festival of the summer, the iconic Isle of Wight Festival today announces Kings of Leon as the first of its headliners. Taking place from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June 2011 it is sure to be one of the hottest weekends of the summer and goes on sale this Friday 19th November. Watch this space, as more acts will be announced this week….

It’s the only UK major festival performance with the Tennessee four piece this year. Kings of Leon’s 5th album ‘Come Around Sundown’ became their 3rd consecutive album to debut at No.1 when it topped the UK charts upon release. The second single from their album, entitled ‘Pyro’ will be released on December 6th.
John Giddings, the Festival promoter, says; “We are proud to bring one of the world’s biggest rock bands to the island on our tenth anniversary. It is an incredible way to start the weekend, I can’t wait!
2011 is an extra special year for the festival as it celebrates its 10th birthday in style. The Isle of Wight Festival is renowned year on year for its eclectic & electric line-up, mixing iconic artists with up and coming acts to make a truly original festival that appeal to all types of music lovers and this year will be no exception.
Each year the Isle of Wight Festival brings together free spirited festivalgoers, in a simply beautiful setting. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and best-loved festivals on the calendar and the three UK Festival Awards for ‘Best Major UK Festival’, ‘Outstanding Greener Festival’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Festivals’ (awarded to John Giddings) are proof of just that.”