Diplo and Mark Ronson’s new project Silk City to headline Bestival 2018

Bestival have announced their Friday night headliner for this year's festival will be Diplo and Mark Ronson’s new project Silk City this will be their first European appearance and the only festival you will be able to see them in the UK in 2018.

Rob da Bank says: 

“We don’t like doing the same thing as other festivals here at Bestival HQ... so for our Friday night headliner we’ve booked something you’ll never have seen in Europe or probably the world. Two of the best party-starting DJs with a new stage show packed with surprises back to back... ladies and gents, boys and girls, please welcome Diplo and Mark Ronson aka Silk City to the stage!

Silk City join fellow headliners London Grammar and Jorja Smith, plus MIA’s only confirmed UK headline festival appearance and an ever-eclectic line-up featuring Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, First Aid Kit, Mura Masa, Rudimental (DJ Set), Hot Chip (DJ Set) and many more.

Bestival takes place from Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August at The Lulworth Estate in Dorset. The theme for this years Bestival is the most colourful show on earth, celebrating 250 years of Circus. Featuring the miracles of miracle makers from across the globe, be dazzled and delighted by Art Car Night Circus Parade, Caravanserai flying trapeze, fire eating, knife throwing, bearded ladies (and men!), the Insect Circus Museum, sword swallowing, our hall of mirrors, circus workshops and free haircuts.

Bestival 2018 line up so far

Castle Stage: Silk City, London Grammar, M.I.A., Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, Mura Masa, Sundara Karma, Thundercat, Jimmy Cliff, David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra, Stefflon Don, Kojey Radical, Dubioza Kolektiv, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Songhoy Blues, The Cuban Brothers, IDLES, This Is the Kit, Chaka Demus & Pliers, OMG! It’s the Church, L.A. Salami, Son of Dave
Big Top: Jorja Smith, Django Django, IAMDDB, Kelela, Mike Skinner & Murkage pres. Tonga: Holy Goof, Donea’o & Jaykae, Mabel, Not3s, Kojo Funds, Charlotte de Witte, Agoria (Live), Ghetts, Mr Jukes, Casisdead, Lotto Boyzz, Sink the Pink, Phil Taggart pres. Slacker: Ratboy, Shame, Superfood, Black Honey, Confidence Man, Touts & whenyoung, We Are Scientists, Nilüfer Yanya, Ebenezer, House Gospel Choir - Frankie Knuckles Special, Hak Baker /Adrian Sherwood, Caravãna Sun, Grace Carter, Mellah, The Correspondents, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis/ Blossom Caladron, Beans on Toast, Dutty Moonshine Band, Digital Love: A Tribute to Daft Punk, London Astrobeat Orchestra Perform Talking Heads, Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana, Park Hotel
Temple: Rudimental (DJ Set), Bicep (DJ Set), Amelie Lens, Solardo, Denis Sulta, Mall Grab, Honey Dijon, Artwork, Camelphat, Flava D, Palms Trax, Objekt, Nastia, Eli & Fur, Alex Niggemann, Benjamin Damage, Amine K, Mella Dee, Moxie, Darkzy, FineArt, HAAi, Jamz Supernova, Goldierocks, Tasty Lopez, Bradley Gunn Raver
Bollywood: Goldie pres. Metalheadz, Rodigan pres. Ram Jam, Ram Records: Loadstar B2B DC Breaks B2B Mind Vortex, 2Bears, Billy Daniel Bunter & Raindance, Rob da Bank, Radar Radio, FooR, House of Pharaohs, Happy Meals, Nathan Dawe, Biig Piig, LeBon
HMS Bestival (AKA The Port): Faithless (DJ set), East 17’s Christmas Party, Jaguar Skillz, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts, So Solid Crew, Wookie & Matt Jam Lamont, Shogun Audio pres. Alix Perez, Technimatic, Pola & Bryson, Glxy & SP:MC & Visionobi, Bez’s Acid House, Stanton Warriors, Big Freedia, DJ Brace, Jodie Harsh & Friends, Kiddy Smile, Savage, Schlachthofbronx, Buttmitzvah, Hard Cock Life
Stacey’s: Gilles Peterson, Hot Chip Mega Mix (DJ set), Norman Jay, Craig Charles, Donna Leake, Andy Blake, Reach Up - Disco Wonderland, JazzHeadChronic pres. The South London Soul Train, Shaka Loves You, Amy Alsop, Perry Kaye
AmbientLand: Chris Coco, Jane Fitz, Mix Master Morris, Flying White Dots, Flying Mojito Bros
Caravanserai: Temple Funk Collective, Urban Voodoo Machine, Buffos Wake, Chainska Brassika, Ska V Goldsmith, My Baby, John Fairhurst, DJ Chris Tofu, DJ Penny Metal, DJ Ecklectic Mick
Club Dada: Vic Reeves (Reggae set), Reggae Roast ft. Natty Campbell, DJ Shepdog (Nice Up!), Ezra Collective, Jazz Re:freshed, Henge, King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band, Tokyo Sex Wail, Captain Cumbia, Wara, Immigrant Swing, Movimientos, DJ Chris Tofu, Thrill Collins, White Mink Electro Swing Club, Plus: Learn some moves with Choreograf

Ticket Information

Adult - £161.00 inc BF
Teen 13-17 - £107.85 inc BF
Child 12 & Under - Free

Bestival also offers a wide range of glamping options for further information visit the Bestival website