Stevie Wonder To Headline Sunday Night @ Bestival

Stevie Wonder has been confirmed as the closing night headliner at this year's Bestival.

The singer and 25-time Grammy award winner will play the festival on the Isle of Wight for the first time in September, just two years after he headlined Glastonbury. The date will be Wonder's only UK festival appearance of the summer, his only other British date being the Queen's diamond jubilee concert in June.

The organiser or Bestival, Rob da Bank, has commented on the headline act announcement, saying:

"Stevie's a legend – one of the icons of 20th century music, and he's still going strong. I grew up listening to him on the radio in the 80s, but he's smashed it in every decade."

"We've had a lot of big names at Bestival – whether that's Amy Winehouse or The Cure – but no one quite of his stature, and we'll be rolling out the red carpet. He's absolutely perfect for the Sunday night crowd – he is following Sigur Rós, which is the sort of contrast I love."

Among the great Stevie Wonder, other acts announced for Bestival include Saturday night headliners, New Order, the xx, Spiritualized and Sister Sledge. The Friday night headline slot is yet to be announced.