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Headliners announced for this year's Bestival

The Cure and Major Lazer have been confirmed as headliners at Bestival Credit: ITV Meridian

New wave rockers The Cure and dance act Major Lazer have been announced as headliners for Bestival.

As well as the Boys Don't Cry singers, other acts added to the line-up for the last major festival of the summer, held in September on the Isle of Wight, include Hot Chip, Animal Collective, Bastille, The Human League, Wolf Alice and Kitty, Daisy and Lewis.

And the event, famous for its fancy dress parade, has announced the future as its theme.

"Prepare yourselves for a Bestival unlike any other with futuristic new stages, and as ever it's a broad church of music from every decade and every genre. Saturday night headliners and one of my favourite bands ever, The Cure, played Bestival five years ago and almost had to be dragged off stage after a three-hour mammoth greatest hits set.

"Robert Smith popped down last year and we shook hands on it all happening again - bring it on."

– Festival organiser Rob da Bank

Pavilion to host major WW1 art project

Brighton Pavilion will host new art project Credit: ITV News Meridian

Brighton Pavilion is to host a major new art project about the First World War.

Called "Dr Blighty" - it will allow visitors to experience the lives of more than two thousand wounded Indian soldiers, who came to Brighton for treatment. The project will form part of the Brighton Festival.

More than a million men travelled from India to fight for the Allies during the First World War, their collective experiences constituting one of military history's great untold stories.

Between 1914 and 1916, over 2000 Indian soldiers wounded on the Western Front would be brought to a temporary hospital housed in Brighton's Royal Pavilion Estate.


Hospital radio station nominated for awards

A radio station which broadcasts to hospital patients in Basingstoke has been nominated for a record breaking number of awards.

Hospital Radio Basingstoke, based at the Basingstoke and North Hants Hospital in Aldermaston Road, has been shortlisted in seven categories at the National Hospital Broadcasting Awards.

Mel Bloor has been to meet the team behind the microphone...

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