Bestival adds Paloma Faith, Basement Jaxx and Candi Staton to line up

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Paloma Faith, Basement Jaxx and Candi Staton have all been added to the line up of this year’s Bestival.

The three acts will be joining Chic feat. Nile Rodger, OutKast, Foals and Beck at the popular festival at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight on September 4th – 7th.

Organiser Rob da Bank said: ‘Desert Island Disco seems to have lit up everyone’s imaginations with its mirrorball and palm tree vibes going down really well.

‘So we though we’d add some disco divas and pure upfront house legends to the bill.

‘Basement Jaxx did us the great honour of headlining the first ever Bestival way back when, so I’m doubly chuffed they’re coming back to tear it up.

‘Paloma played a few years back when she was just starting out and, on the eve of her disco inspired album coming out, we thought it’d be rude not to.

‘And where do I start with Candi Staton? She may not have played Bestival before but her hits have been caned by DJs over the years. ‘You Got The Love’ is surely gonna be one of those ‘moments’ at Bestival 2014.

‘See you at the Disco.’

Paloma Faith said: ‘Bestival is the best festival because everyone gets dressed up and I will be too, dressing my band up…

‘It’s so perfect that I should be invited to play at this festival this year because my new album, which is called A Perfect Contradiction, was all influenced by the history of soul music, particularly disco.

‘So, I was listening to artists like Candi Staton, Prince, Chaka Khan, Gloria Gaynor, all of those types of artists; Parliament, Funkadelic, the lot…

‘It is my favourite festival without a doubt - I’m so excited, see you there!’

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