Bestival 2013: Fatboy Slim to join headliners at 10th birthday bash

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Fatboy Slim will return to headline Bestival for its 10th anniversary this year, having been one of the headliners at the first event.

The big beat-era superstar DJ joins Elton John and Snoop Dogg as the third headliner to be announced for this year's bash on the Isle of Wight, taking place from 5 to 8 September at Robin Hill Park.

Norman Cook was one of the original headliners when DJ Rob Da Bank's party first started in 2004. He told the Guardian: "It was at Glastonbury 2003 where I closed the Sunday Best stage for Rob Da Bank and I first saw the glint in his eye to create his own festival. Twelve months later I was headlining Bestival, and 10 years later here I am headlining the main stage alongside Elton John and Snoop Dogg. It's an absolute honour to return to headline this momentous occasion – staying creative and independent in these times. You've come a long way, baby!"

The Friday night headline show is being dubbed Fatboy Slim's Bestival Birthday Bash, and promises to mash up the festival's decade-long history, with "on-stage birthday party antics and some very special surprises".

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Rob Da Bank added: "I can't believe Bestival is going to be 10 … but it is and that's great, because we get to be even more mental with our on-site creations and general madness. We wanted to have a big moment for all our amazing crew and the beautiful Bestivalisties, 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."

This year's event is being dubbed HMS Bestival, with the famous fancy-dress parade adopting a nautical theme.

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