Belfast Telegraph

Busta Rhymes takes Bestival slot

Busta Rhymes is set to perform at this summer's Bestival.

The US hip-hop star will make his debut on the Main Stage at the "party" festival, which kicks off on September 4.

The festival's organiser, Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank, said: "Woo Hah people! Yes it's true, Busta Rhymes has Got You All In Check and he's coming to Bestival.

"I'm such a Busta fan and it's amazing not just to see him back in the charts with another banger (with Thank You), but also to know he's getting on the ferry and bringing it to Bestival!"

Busta - who has had hits with Turn It Up (Remix)/Fire It Up, I Know What You Want with Mariah Carey and Don't Cha with the Pussycat Dolls - joins OutKast, Foals, Beck, Disclosure, Major Lazer and London Grammar to play at the four-day event.

Bestival, which has a Desert Island Disco theme this year as it celebrates its 11th year, is held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from September 4 to 7. Tickets are available now from

The 41-year-old rapper, who was temporarily refused entry to the United Kingdom due to "unresolved convictions" in September 2008, is gearing up to release his tenth album, E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2) later this year, which comes 16 years after 1998's E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front.

Busta previously performed alongside Method Man and Redman at the Superstars Of Hip Hop show in London, and played at the One Love Peace reggae festival in 2011.


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