Festival News Roundup
Gossip set for Bestival, Blondie set for the Cornbury Festival...
Band of the moment the Gossip, dance maestros Soul II Soul, and kooky songstress Bat For Lashes are just a few more of the new names to sign up for this year's Bestival.
They'll join headliners Chemical Brothers, a raft of edgy indie bands including the Noisettes, and a heap of DJs.
Festival curator DJ Rob Da Bank is excited about Ditto and co turning out.
He said, "The Gossip have made quite a few of my favourite records of the last year and their leader Beth Ditto is gonna whip our crowd into shape big time! Soul II Soul on the other hand have made quite a few of my favourite records ever and I'm well pleased to have tempted them to do a rare full live show on the Saturday night.
The fest takes place across September 7,8 and 9 on the Isle Of Wight. For more info, visit: www.bestival.net, or call Ticketline on: 08700 667753.
Elsewhere, the band who inspired Gossip, Blondie, have been announced as headliners of Oxfordshire's Cornbury Festival on July 7 and 8.
Also on the bill: David Gray, The Feeling, The Proclaimers, Echo And The Bunnymen and Suzanne Vega.
For more info and two buy tix, visit www.cornburyfestival.com or call the ticket hotline on: 0871 472 0420.