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Bestival 2013 to Feature Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A. + More

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the U.K.’s annual Bestival festival, and organizers have announced the first round of artists on a bill that promises to be one of the most eclectic of the 2013 festival season. The Flaming Lips, Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A., the Knife and Bombay Bicycle Club are among the acts set to appear at Bestival 2013 which takes place from Sept. 5-8 on the Isle of Wight, off the coast of Britain.

Rapper Snoop Dogg (Saturday) and classic rocker Elton John (Sunday) will headline the final two nights of Bestival, but top billing for the first two nights (Thursday and Friday) has yet to be announced. Other acts slated to appear at Bestival include — deep breath — Belle and Sebastian, the Roots, Johnny Marr, Squarepusher, Sinead O’Connor, the Walkmen, the Polyphonic Spree, Carl Cox, Hospitality, Merchandise and Is Tropical.

Check out the full listing of confirmed artists at the gathering’s official website, and keep in mind that more will be announced in the coming weeks. Ticket information, meanwhile, is available here.

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