MUSICIAN Mark Ronson will make his European debut with his new project, Silk City, at Bestival 2018.

The Uptown Funk star and fellow DJ Diplo, will headline the Friday night line-up at this year’s midsummer show on the Lulworth Estate.

Organiser Rob da Bank says: “We don’t like doing the same thing as other festivals here at Bestival HQ, so for our Friday night headliner we’ve booked something you’ll never have seen in Europe or probably the world.

“Two of the best party-starting DJs with a new stage show packed with surprises back to back... ladies and gents, boys and girls, please welcome Diplo and Mark Ronson aka Silk City to the stage.

“They’re long-time friends of Bestival, so we are ecstatic Diplo and Mark Ronson have chosen our 15th anniversary celebrations to make their European debut as Silk City with a UK festival exclusive set.

“And if there’s one thing you can guarantee, it’s that this pair know how to rock a party. Two of music’s greatest names together on the Castle stage, with you, us and some big, big tunes, it’s already got legendary written all over it.

“Destined to be monumental, do not miss your first ever chance to catch Silk City as they join fellow exclusive headliners London Grammar and Jorja Smith, plus MIA’s only confirmed UK headline festival appearance and an ever-eclectic line-up featuring Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, First Aid Kit, Mura Masa, Rudimental (DJ Set), Hot Chip (DJ Set) and many, many more.”

The festival relocated to Dorset from the Isle of Wight last year. It runs from the week after its family-friendly sister event, Camp bestival which takes place at the same venue.

Bestival runs from Thursday, August 2 to Sunday, August 5. For more details, see