Elton at Bestival on The Isle Of Wight this summer
By the Editor@EltonJohn.com
Elton and the band have been announced as the headline act on Sunday, September 8 at Bestival, the unique music festival in southern England. This year marks the tenth anniversary of Bestival, which takes place at Robin Hill Country Park on The Isle of Wight.
Bestival founder and organiser Rob Da Bank said “In a UK festival exclusive and playing his first major festival set on home soil in many years, we’re over the moon that Elton John and his band will be headlining Sunday night at Bestival! Very probably pop music’s most outrageous son, Sir Elton Hercules John’s reputation as an incendiary live act who pulls out all the stops to put on a scintillating show filled with glitz and glamour makes him, without any shadow of a doubt, the perfect megastar to bring the magic and mayhem of Bestival’s tenth birthday to a close. After partying at the original IOW festival as a young musician in the late 60s we’re very proud that Elton finally gets to perform on the Isle of Wight at Bestival. With more than 30 albums and over 60 UK chart hits to his name, Sunday night is guaranteed to be full-on sing-along good times.”
The Bestival audience members are famously attired in fancy dress during the festival, which will include live music and DJ sets from over 100 performers, with many more still to be announced.
Commenting on his Bestival headlining set, Elton said: “I haven’t played any of the major festivals in the UK in recent years, so when the opportunity to play Bestival came up I was very interested. I’ve heard that the Bestival audience comes in fancy dress and I can’t wait to see that, they must all look amazing from the stage. At various times I have worn enormous feathered head-dresses, cloaks, hot pants, jumpsuits, clown suits, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, French Maid, The Eiffel Tower and The Statue of Liberty onstage! Wearing fancy dress makes us all feel less inhibited so I think it’s a great way to enjoy live music. 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, so you can expect to hear several tracks from that album. My shows always involve audience participation, singing and dancing, so make sure there is plenty of room for movement inside those fancy dress costumes!”
For much more information about Bestival please visit the Bestival web site, Facebook and Twitter.
Public tickets for Bestival are now on sale and can be bought from ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets or by phone, 0844 888 4410.
Please be aware that as this is a four-day festival we will not be selling Rocket tickets for Elton’s appearance at Bestival.