Missy Elliott is the Sunday headliner for this year’s Bestival

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Legendary female rapper Missy Elliott has been confirmed as Sunday’s headliner at this year’s Bestival.

Elliott is one of the most iconic figures in the music industry, particularly on the R&B and hip-hop scene. During her illustrious career, she has won five Grammy awards and among 166 other awards ranging from VMAs to MOBOs. She is one of the most successful songwriters, producers and MCs of all-time and has had the likes of Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Beyoncé knocking on her door begging her to work with them.

The Portsmouth, Virginia native has not performed in the UK for six years, but she couldn’t be more excited about coming back: “I’m very excited to be performing at Bestival this year! I can’t wait to see all my fans I haven’t seen in some time… new ones and my day one fans! We are gonna have a blast together! Bring your dancing outfits and kicks!”

The ‘Get Your Freak On’ star is one of the most innovative artists the industry has ever seen. From day one, she has influenced hundreds of artists who have gone on to become household names. She joins Duran Duran and The Chemical Brothers to complete the list of this year’s headliners at Robin Hill. Festival organiser Rob da Bank said he couldn’t wait to see Missy on 13th September:

“So, putting the final pieces together for the world’s most intricate jigsaw puzzle that is Bestival, I’m mighty proud to announce our Sunday headliner Missy Elliott. Needing no introduction Missy is the epitome of hip-hop royalty, the first lady of party-starting club bangers and a downright legend. I cannot wait to watch the most successful female rap artist ever to ‘Work It’ at Bestival 2015!”

Bestival 2015 will run from 10th-13th September at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight. Tickets, full lineup and other information can be found on the festival’s website.

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