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Friday
Feb012013

Elton John to Headline England's Bestival 2013

Facebook.com/EltonJohnElton John will headline Bestival 2013 taking place September 5-8 on England's Isle of Wight. He told the U.K. newspaper The Guardian, "2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, and we'll be celebrating that anniversary in the summer, so you can expect to hear several tracks from that album."

Bestival attendees are known for their colorful attire which makes John anxious to see what the fans will wear.  "As the person who played a concert at New York's Central Park in 1980 dressed in full Donald Duck costume including webbed feet, I think I know quite a bit about the power and fun of fancy dress! I can't wait to see the audience at Bestival. They must all look amazing from the stage."

John has fond memories of attending the first Isle of Wight festival in 1969. "I went with a group of friends specifically to see Bob Dylan," he says. "He was fantastic. Sitting in that field I could never have imagined that just a year later Melody Maker would run the front page headline 'Dylan Digs Elton!' after he came to one of my first shows in America."

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