Beastie Boys Play Instrumental Gala Event

Plus details of forthcoming new album

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Beastie Boys are to play a second show at Bestival, the festival curated by Rob Da Bank.

The Isle Of Wight boutique festival taking place between 7-9 September, has so far confirmed the NYC hip hop veterans and The Chemical Brothers as headliners.

The Beastie Boys, whose only UK festival appearance is at Bestival, will also now be playing a second show over the weekend. They are set to play a speacial instrumental gala event in the Big Top on Sunday night as well.


As reported on the website – it is the group’s intention to play several instrumental shows as they tour throughout the Summer.

They also report that there will be a follow-up album to 2004’s “To The Five Boroughs” released this year.

The band posted this on their website:


“Hi… here’s a few things you might wanna know about..

1. we have a new record coming out

2. it’s gonna be sick

3. we’re playing a bunch of shows this summer (see below)

4. they’re gonna be sick

5. we’re gonna play some instrumental only shows also

6. better call your doctor..cause they’re gonna be sick

7. it’s gonna be a gala event

8. we’re changing up the website…sick

9. got new gear coming soon…again…sick..

10. go see a tailor and get tapered up…”

Other acts recently confirmed for Bestival include the Gossip, Soul II Soul, Bat For Lashes and Candie Payne.

Weekend tickets for Bestival cost £115, Child tickets 13-15 cost £57.50 &Under 12s go free.

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