Bestival 09: Kraftwerk And Massive Attack Headline

O M G … fan fabby dozy.

Oh blimey, someone’s going to get in trouble for this one

Bestival 09: Kraftwerk And Massive Attack HeadlineIt looks like some of the line-up for this year’s Bestival has been leaked ahead of the strict ‘not before tomorrow morning’ instructions.

Well it’s in the public domain now …. so here you go.

The classic creators of the whole of electronic music movement, Kraftwerk will be headlining. Just how brilliant this is cannot be contained in words.

Totally amazing Bristolians, Massive Attack will also headline.

These two alone leave all other music festivals trailing in Bestival‘s wake.


More to come shortly.

Were these the naughty leakers?

Thursday, 26th February, 2009 8:48pm



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Bass Girl

Oh yes baby, that’s done it for me – sold!!!


I saw Kraftwerk by accident in about 1981 (Trans Europe Express period) and It was the most dire thing I had ever seen. It took two decades to appreciate them and the fact that they were at the forfront of that electro-pop revolution that would take the world by storm in the mid 80’s.

Still wouldn’t pay good money to see them though :-)


Kraftwerk of the late 70’s and early 80’s were basically using a load of sequencers. On one occasion they actually left the stage with the instruments just playing themselves, and danced with the crowd.
Tangerine Dream were at the forefront of genuinely pushing the musical boundaries during the 70’s, with their long improvised sets.


Hey Insider, at last some common ground. TD, Dominion, London, 1982: I was there. They took ages to come on stage and goddammit it was loud. Awesome night. However I did see TD leave the stage at Portsmouth Guildhall once and let the sequencers carry on. They were too cool to come down to the crowd tho, just went out the back for some R&R. :)

gerd mayer

This seems to be just Ralf Hutter, not the real Kraftwerk. Is that right?

steve s

I understood that Florian had recently left Kraftwerk which is a great shame. Still very excited about seeing them, though.

steve s

Kev, That was Computer World period. TEE was way back in ’77.

@Drone I saw TD at the Albert Hall in`75-reputed to be one of their best gigs. I also saw them on the Ricochet tour, I tried four months before the tour to get a ticket for the York Minster gig or any of the cathedrals but they were all sold out, only tickets available was a Fairfield Halls Croydon, so that had to do. I never did… Read more »

So very, very excited about Massive Attack. Perfect Bestival headliners. They were amazing at Brixton Academy a few years back and always put on a great live show.


Did they not release TEE express several times, I remember it on a neon Vinyl 12″ with Shes a Model on the other side…couldn’t possibly be before 1980 (could it?…maybe I’m just older than I think)

Sally Perry

Have you heard the Senor Coconut Kraftwerk album. An absolute classic


I saw Massive Attack last year. Absolutely mind blowing! I haven’t seen Kraftwerk yet but you got to see them if you’re a music fan… see u there!

In case you missed it, Laptop Rockers is doing a remix contest with former Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flur and a band from Ireland.


Kraftwerk were far ahead of Tangerine Dream in terms of creating something different to the hippy, spacerock aesthetic that became out of date by 1974. I saw Kraftwerk in 1981 twice and those were unforgettable concerts.