OutKast to headline Bestival

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OutKast have been confirmed for their first comeback date on UK soil, when they headline Bestival in September.

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[OutKast are back after a seven-year hiatus]

It was recently revealed that the hip-hop duo of Andre 3000 and Big Boi were plotting their first shows in seven years with an appearance at Coachella festival in California.

But now their British fans have a chance to catch the ‘Hey Ya’ stars live in the first of two UK dates on their reunion tour to be confirmed.

Bestival, which takes place at at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from September 4 – 7, also announced that its fancy dress theme for 2014 will be Desert Island Disco.

Organiser Rob da Bank commented:

“Hey ya! By the power invested in me as chief Bestival booker, I’m pretty darn excited to announce that OutKast are headlining Bestival this year! We’ve fought hard to get the recently reunited legendary hip-hop duo onto the ferry… And it’s no ordinary ferry this year as Bestival goes Desert Island Disco for 2014. Palm trees, grass skirts and mirrorballs are the order of the day. It truly is gonna be the Bestival yet!”

Since the last OutKast album, Idlewild, in 2007, Big Boi (Antwan André Patton) has gone on to release two solo albums and André 3000 (André Benjamin) has worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Frank Ocean, and will star in the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is by My Side.

OutKast were one of the most lauded hip hop acts of the late ’90s and early Noughties, with albums like Stankonia and Speakerboxx/The Love Below often ranking in lists of the decade’s finest LPs. They hit the mainstream in 2000 with the smash hit ‘Ms Jackson’ and scored another worldwide hit with ‘Hey Ya’ three years later.

Tickets for Bestival are available now via ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets.

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Nick is an Edinburgh-based writer and editor, covering music, pop culture and comedy.