Bestival At Nation

Summary Info Festival Story Not AvailableFestival EventsOther SourcesPractical Info

Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Liverpool, England, UK
Festival Description

Following our announcement that we will be holding a fundraising night on March 30th at Nation in Liverpool helping us to remember those who lost their lives in the A3 coach crash following 2012’s Bestival, we’re very pleased to be able to announce a whole host of Liverpool’s finest and Bestival’s best for Bestival At Nation.

Heading up the live music action on the night will be Ian McCulloch with Ian Broudie, two Liverpool legends who originally found fame in the early 80s Eric’s scene. Between them Echo & the Bunnymen and The Lighting Seeds have racked up numerous chart hits and become part of the fabric of rock n roll and the pairs own musical relationship stretches as far back as the Bunnymen’s debut album Crocodiles in 1980, so it’s a real honour for us that they’ve agreed to take part in our fundraiser. We’ll also have the previously announced The Cuban Brothers dropping the party funk and b-boy moves in their own inimitable style, electronic trio Is Tropical, electro rockers Killaflaw and sets from the hotly tipped The Tea Street Band and future guitar duo Hoodie Ledbetter.

As anyone who has been to Bestival will know it’s not just about the music and we have some real treats lined-up for you including a spoken word set from the world’s most lauded trafficker of illicit substances, Howard Marks aka Mr. Nice. Plus we’ll have a rare screening of one of the best concert films from recent years, The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think.

In the spiritual home of Cream we will of course have a corking DJ line-up that will include a very special guest synonymous with rocking the dancefloor in the past 20 years, with Bestival curator and Radio 1 leftfield behemoth Rob da Bank, a selection of Liverpool’s finest including Steve Parry, Chris McGee, Dave Whelan, Phil Fearon and James Silk plus Bestival’s own Little Chief.

The monies raised from the night will go to the immediate parents or guardians of festivalgoers Michael Molloy and Kerry Ogden who lost their lives in the accident and Zach Washington-Young who suffered life changing injuries.

Festival Dates March 30 - 2013
Festival Links

Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Live
    • Ian McCulloch with Ian Broudie
    • The Cuban Brothers
    • Is Tropical
    • Killaflaw
    • The Tea Street Band
    • Hoodie Ledbetter
  • Spoken Word
    • Howard Marks aka Mr. Nice
  • Film
    • The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think
  • DJs
    • Special Guest
    • Rob da Bank
    • Steve Parry
    • Chris McGee
    • Dave Whelan
    • Phil Fearon
    • James Silk
    • Little Chief


Other Sources:

Want more? Click on a color — travel and explore.  

Social networks:
  • Facebook
KadmusArts on Facebook:
  • Like KadmusArts on Facebook — we are your gateway to interact with the global community of festival fans, artist and organizers. Please share your comments and experiences in regard to this festival at


Practical Info:

Tickets 2013:
  • Tickets priced £16.25 (including booking fee) are available now from
  • Nation
    1 – 3 Parr Street
    Wolstenholme Square
L1 4JJ


Do you have an update or more information about this festival? Email us at
Start or join a conversation about this festival in the Forum.