Proposals to charge near beaches and at some parks were scrapped after a big backlash from local people.
Isle Of Wight: First Bestival Acts Revealed
The first acts have been announced for this summer's Bestival on the Isle of Wight.
Duran Duran, The Jacksons, Snap! and Level 42 are all on the line-up for the festival in Newport in September - while Lily Allen will show off her DJing skills.
The Chemical Brothers will headline Saturday and Underworld the Big Top on Thursday. The full line-up so far is:
The Chemical Brothers / Underworld / Duran Duran / The Jacksons /
Tame Impala / Jungle / Jurassic 5 / Flying Lotus / Gorgon City / Little Dragon / Roisin Murphy / Duke Dumont / Kate Tempest / Jamie xx (Live) /
Boy Better Know / Todd Terje (Live) / Action Bronson / Future Islands / Level 42 / Young Fathers / Flight Facilities / Rae Morris / Jungle Brothers / The Cuban Brothers / Pond / Sleaford Mods / Fat White Family / Lapsley / Cymande / Slaves / Shura /George the Poet / Dean Blunt / Snap! /
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown / Mr Wilson’s Second Liners /
The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band / Reggaerobics / Circus Raj
Annie Mac / Lily Allen presents FUNLORD / Seth Troxler / Tale of Us /
Hannah Wants / Four Tet / Black Butter Presents… /
Madlib / Jackmaster / Joy Orbison / Ben UFO / Guy Gerber /
David Rodigan MBE presents Ram Jam / Erol Alkan /
Mike Skinner presents Tonga / Andrew Weatherall /
SHY FX’s Party on the Moon / Mistajam presents Speakerbox /
Benji B presents Deviation / Redlight / Jonas Rathsman / The Heatwave / Norman Jay MBE presents Good Times / Wookie / The Shellac Collective /
Late Nite Tuff Guy / SG Lewis / Joe Hertz /
World Of Rave & Music Mondays presents: Billy Daniel Bunter, Slipmatt, Rat Pack, Mark Archer (Altern-8), Kaotic Chemistry, Baby D, Liquid & Uncle Dugs /
Work It DJs / Juicebox DJs / Venum Sound
Tickets for the festival, between 10-13 September at Robin Hill in Newport, have gone on sale this morning.
Organiser Rob da Bank said:
“We're taking it right back to our roots for the 12th annual Bestival. It’s also the 20th birthday of the club where it all started - Sunday Best, and that club and our beloved Bestival were founded on some pretty simple aims - listen to amazing music, make new friends, have fun, and maybe stay up all night.
"So, returning friends the Chemical Brothers rave alongside iconic popstars Duran Duran and The Jacksons, and some of my favourite modern musical mavericks - Tame Impala, Flying Lotus and Jungle - jump in bed together… and this is just the start of the party… Watch this space and feel the love!”
Commenting on their opening night appearance, Underworld said: “Can't wait to be back on the Isle of Wight with the Bestival crew. Be sure to get there early to catch us on Thursday night and start the weekend as you mean to go on”.
More acts will be announced soon.
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