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Bestival 2008 harks back to the Eighties
Festivalgoers at Bestival
The campsite at Bestival at last year's three day bash
Indie legends My Bloody Valentine are returning after a 15 year break to play this year's Bestival.

They're part of an Eighties extravaganza at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from 5-7 September and they'll be headlining the event on the Friday night.

The four piece, formed in Dublin in 1984 before they moved to London, released their last album Loveless in 1991. It went on to become one of the most critically-lauded releases of all time.

The band were said to have followed in the footsteps of the likes of The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth and The Jesus And Mary Chain with their deafening distortion coupled with sweet melodies.

However, despite constant rumours another album failed to materialise, leaving My Bloody Valentine to become a mythical band.

More blasts from the past on the bill include Gary Numan, The Human League, 808 State and Chaz & Dave.

Gary Numan
Gary Numan and his ace hair will appear at the festival

You can rest easy if you're under 30 though, as the line-up also includes the likes of CSS and Foals.

New Music

In addition, BBC Introducing returns to the festival with a stage devoted to the newest in music.

It will feature performances by the likes of Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong, Teenagers, Ox Eagle Lion Man and These New Puritans.

Now in its fifth year, Bestival is organised by Radio 1's Rob Da Bank. Tickets are available now from the official site.

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