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 Story:

UK Festival Awards 2012:
  • Bestival is the winner of the Best Major Festival Award!
    CONGRATULATIONS Bestival Team! http://www.festivalawards.com/

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Festival Events:

Live acts Lineup 2013:
  • ELTON JOHN AND HIS BAND (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE)
  • SNOOP DOGG
  • DUKE DUMONT
  • M.I.A. (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / FRANZ FERDINAND (ENGLISH FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / THE FLAMING LIPS (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / THE KNIFE / WU-TANG CLAN / BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB (ENGLISH FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / THE ROOTS (UK FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE) / BELLE & SEBASTIAN / JESSIE WARE / DISCLOSURE / TOM ODELL / SINEAD O’CONNOR / CHIC FEAT. NILE RODGERS / SQUAREPUSHER / HOT NATURED / RUDIMENTAL / ANGEL HAZE / THE POLYPHONIC SPREE / JOHNNY MARR / BASTILLE / PEACE / THE STRYPES / DJ FRESH / DEXYS / THE WALKMEN / JOHN COOPER CLARKE / LISSIE / THE WONDER STUFF / CARAVAN PALACE / THE CUBAN BROTHERS / MATTHEW E WHITE / WHILE SHE SLEEPS / MERCHANDISE / MIKILL PANE / TRUE TIGER / SEXY SUSHI / IS TROPICAL / SKATERS / LULU JAMES / SWIM DEEP / DRENGE / JAGWAR MA / FLEETWOOD BAC / JAIPUR BRASS BAND / KAWA CIRCUS / LEWIS WATSON / JAWS / J-CATS / CRYSTAL FIGHTERS / JON HOPKINS / THE CORRESPONDENTS / VALERIE JUNE / EAST INDIA YOUTH / TYTHE / LE CAROUSEL / SEAN MCGOWAN / SIGNALS / GOLDEN FABLE / CHERISHPORT / SARAH CLOSE / NEW CITY KINGS / THE SLOW SHOW / TROUMACA / VELVET STREAM / WIGHT HARMONY / MR TOM / OHN NEWMAN / SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO / PRETTY LIGHTS / KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS / DUB PISTOLS / ELLA EYRE / SKINNY LISTER / MIXHELL / MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER / KATE BOY / DREAM KOALA / POLIO / ZHALA / STORY BOOKS / WILL JOSEPH COOK
DJ sets Lineup 2013:
  • RICHIE HAWTIN
  • CARL COX
  • ANNIE MAC PRESENTS
  • SETH TROXLER
  • A-YO (MARK RONSON VS ZANE LOWE) / JULIO BASHMORE / MAYA JANE COLES / EROL ALKAN / DAVID RODIGAN MBE PRESENTS RAM JAM / DIXON / KERRI CHANDLER / EATS EVERYTHING / NUMBERS - JACKMASTER, SPENCER, REDINHO, SOPHIE & SPECIAL GUEST RUSTIE / JOY ORBISON / FABIO + GROOVERIDER / HOSPITALITY TAKE OVER FT. HIGH CONTRAST, DANNY BYRD, NU:LOGIC, FRED V & GRAFIX - HOSTED BY WREC & DYNAMITE / MARCEL DETTMANN / DJ YODA / THE DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE NIGHT IN THE HIDDEN DISCO / REDLIGHT / BONDAX / HEIDI / ED RUSH / FAKE BLOOD / JESSE ROSE / JUSTIN ROBERTSON / A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE / BEN UFO / CYRIL HAHN / DANIEL P CARTER / CATZ N DOGZ / MY LOVE IS UNDERGROUND / CASHMERE CAT / KRANKBROTHER / BEN PEARCE / DOLLOP DJS / ALEXANDER NUT / ROSKA / BODHI / KRY WOLF / COLEY FROM LUV*JAM / CRISPIN J. GLOVER / BAD ZUKE / HUDSON MOHAWKE / GREG WILSON / MICKY FINN / BOBBY TANK / JFB SCRATCH / CHRIS TOFU / HANDSOME DAVE ROCKER / REEPS ONE / HEAVENLY JUKEBOX / INTROS OUTROS/TYTHE / JEROME HILL / BEN HOO / LONG JACK / MOJO FILTER / PETE CALLARD / REV MILO SPEEDWAGON / TOM WILLIAMS / WARM DJS / OLLI DUTTON / THE DUDES / BESTIVAL’S ALL GONE PETE TONG / DANIEL AVERY / MARK JONES / MUMDANCE / LOVESICK / COMFYPORN DJS / DAN HAYES (SUBGIANT) / PROPAGANDA DJS / ACROSS THE TRACKS

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Practical Info:

Tickets:
  • Online at
    http://www.bestival.net
Venue:
  • Robin Hill Countryside Adventure Park
    Isle of Wight
  • Online information
    http://www.robin-hill.com/
UK Festival Awards:
  • Best Major Festival Award
    • From humble beginnings in 2004 the first Bestival saw 5000 people having the time of their lives at Robin Hill Country Park and for the following six years we have tried our very hardest to keep putting on the best party in the world, growing with our audience and having as much fun as is humanly possible. 2010 saw us make the jump to the major league with 50,000 people making their way to the glorious Isle of Wight for the festival season’s last hurrah partying on with performances from Dizzee Rascal, Hotchip, Roxy Music, Flaming Lips, Rolf Harris, Mumford & Sons and a jaw-dropping closing performance from The Prodigy. It’s taken a lot of hard work to get where we are, so we really are enormously proud of the Best Major Festival Award.
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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