Fatboy Slim announced as Bestival Friday Headliner

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On board HMS President in London last night Rob Da Bank announced that on the Friday night at Bestival Fatboy Slim (aka Norman Cook) will be hosting a birthday bash to celebrate their 10 years. Norman first headlined back in 2004 at the inaugural Bestival and is back, 10 years later, to play an exclusive set he has dubbed ‘Fatboy Slim’s Bestival Birthday Bash’. With some onstage birthday party antics to look forward to and some very special surprises to be revealed on the night it is something you definitely don’t want to miss. I don’t need to stress to you how great Fatboy Slim is, all you need to do is listen to classics such as ‘Weapon of Choice’ (treat yourself by watching the fantastic music video featuring Christopher Walken, see below) and ‘Praise You’ to realise the treat you’ll be in for.

Rob da Bank says: “I still can’t believe Bestival is gonna be ten… but it is and that’s great cos it means we get to go even more mental with our onsite creations and general madness. We wanted to have a big moment for all our amazing crew and the beautiful Bestivalites whether they’ve been with us for the last decade or even just this year so we went back to one of our headliners from the first year and someone who’s supported us since our early days in clubland. Yes ladies and gents boys and girls roll up roll up for what will be the biggest spectacle in UK festival land as we unveil Fatboy Slims Bestival Birthday Bash”

Fatboy Slim says: “It was at Glastonbury 2003 where I closed the Sunday Best stage for Rob da Bank that I first saw the glint in his eye to create his own festival. 12 months later I was headlining Bestival and TEN years on, here I am again, throwing them the biggest birthday bash possible and sharing the main stage alongside Elton John and Snoop Dogg. It’s an absolute honour to return for this momentous moment – staying creative and independent in these times.  You’ve come a long way, baby!”

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I’m Megan Downing, an English Literature graduate from University of Southampton. I am the Music, Arts and Culture Editor for The National Student. I am the Membership and Communications Officer for the Student Publication Association, I write about music for 7BitArcade, and contribute regularly to The Culture Trip. I have a passion for live music and this is where I began in student journalism. Reviewing a gig or festival is still where my heart lies four years on. I will be starting at MTV as a News Intern in June 2015. One thing you should know about me is that I have an unhealthy obsession with Kevin Spacey.

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