Bestival



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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Newport, Isle of Wight, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Bestival Ltd
3rd Floor, 25 Denmark Street
London WC2H 8NJ England UK
Phone: (44) 020-7379-3133
Email: hello@bestival.net

Festival Description

Bestival features incredible sets from over 300 bands across 18 stages. The festival takes place at Robin Hill Country Club — a beautiful 88 acre park near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight. The festival is curated by Josie and Rob da Bank — expect nothing less than the most awesome lineup of international and national acts.

Festival Dates September 4 - 7, 2014
Festival Links

http://www.bestival.net/

Festival Events:

Announced lineup 2014:
  • OUTKAST - headliner
  • Chic featuring Nile Rodgers
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Foals
  • Beck
  • Disclosure
  • Major Lazer
  • London Grammar
  • Wild Beasts
  • Sam Smith
  • Clean Bandit
  • Caribou
  • Chvrches
  • Laura Mvula
  • Skreamizm
  • Skream
  • Route94
  • Derrick Carter
  • Horse Meat Disco
News 2014:
  • Rob da Bank says: “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 onto 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!” Levels of excitement are beyond stratospheric in the Bestival bunker because one of our all-time favourite duos, OutKast, have not only reformed but they’re also coming to headline Bestival, laying down the sickest flows they know in one of only two UK Festival appearances! From Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik to Idlewild, Andre 3000 and Big Boi have consistently delivered booty shaking brilliance; their live shows are the stuff of legend and their comeback is undoubtedly one of the most feverishly anticipated this century, making Bestival a golden opportunity to catch the most popular, innovative and downright amazing hip-hop force on the planet! As you can probably tell, we’re just about as pleased as we’ve ever been that the Gs have returned and part of their 20th anniversary celebrations are going to be with us! BRING. IT. ON!

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UK Festival Awards 2009:
  • Best Medium Sized Festival Bestival crew is enormously proud and ecstatically pleased to have won. The awards are voted for by the general public (the people that actually matter) so it means an awful lot to us to win them and it’s with huge and heartfelt thanks to you for voting for us.
FINAL WINNERS: THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD 2009:
  • The organisers of the Award, campaign and advice group AGreenerFestival.com said that they were particularly pleased with the number of outstanding festivals in 2009 with twelve festivals being awarded very high marks. The Award is based on a 56 part questionnaire which covers office management, greenhouse gas emissions, supporting green initiatives, travel and transport, waste and recycling, water management, environmental protection and noise reduction and almost all the festivals will receive a visit from an independent auditor to assess their green efforts. http://agreenerFestival.com
    • All winning Festivals will receive a special trophy designed by competition winner Sade Goddard from Keswick School in Cumbria whose winning design features a Red Kite motif and is made from recycled plastic bottles, crushed CDs and remoulded Wellington boots.
    • The winner of the overall Greener Festival Award 2009 was announced at the UK Festival Awards at the O2 Arena in London on November 19th 2009. The following winners are…
  • OUTSTANDING GREENER FESTIVALS
    • BONNAROO (USA)
    • BIG TENT (Scotland)
    • BLUESFEST (Australia)
    • CROISSANT NEUF (England)
    • ELOICA (Spain)
    • ISLE OF WIGHT (England)
    • PEATS RIDGE (Aus)
    • ROTHBURY (USA)
    • SOUTHBOUND (Australia)
    • SUNRISE (England)
    • WAVEFORM (England)
    • WORKHOUSE (Wales)
  • THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS
    • BESTIVAL
    • BIG SESSION (England)
    • CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL (England)
    • CAMP BESTIVAL (England)
    • THE CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL
    • THE FALLS FESTIVAL (Australia)
    • GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL (England)
    • FIREGATHERING (England)
    • MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (England)
    • OYA FESTIVALEN (Norway)
    • ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH (Italy)
    • SONISPHERE (England)
    • SUMMER SUNDAE WEEKENDER (England)
    • SZEGED (Hungary)
    • T-IN-THE-PARK (Scotland)
    • WEST BEACH (USA)
    • WOMADelaide (Australia)
  • IMPROVING GREENER FESTIVALS
    • ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL (USA)
    • BIG CHILL (England)
    • DOWNLOAD (England)
    • THE GLADE (England)
    • HYDE PARK CALLING (England)
    • STANDON CALLING (England)
    • WIRELESS (England)
    • Y-NOT (England)

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