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Outkast For Bestival & Wireless Festivals
Laurie Tuffrey , January 28th, 2014 08:02

Duo announce sole UK festival appearances

The newly-reunited OutKast have announced their two UK festival dates of the summer, playing Wireless in London on July 6 and headlining Bestival on the Isle Of Wight, which takes place from September 4-7. They join a Wireless line-up of Kanye West, Angel Haze, Chance The Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Ferg, while the rest of the bill for Bestival, which has a theme of Desert Island Disco this year, is yet to be announced. Says Bestival announcer Rob Da Bank: "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 on to 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!"

While rumours of a new album from the duo, who have reunited to celebrate their 20th anniversary after a hiatus since 2007, were recently quashed, Big Boi has confirmed that he's working on his third solo LP, following up 2012's Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors. Head to the Bestival and Wireless festival websites and watch their video for 'Ms. Jackson' below:

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