Bestival is a four-day music
festival held at the Robin Hill
country park on the Isle of Wight,
England. It has been held annually
in late summer since 2004. The event
is organized by DJ and record
producer Rob da Bank and is an
off-shoot of his Sunday Best record
label and club nights. The
initial Bestival attracted 10,000
people, growing to 55,000 in 2010.
In 2006 it was voted the Best
(Medium-sized) Festival at the 2006
UK Festival Awards, and it was voted
the best major UK festival in the UK
festival awards 2010.
festival has been held annually in
late summer since 2004, in a small
country park called 'Robin Hill'.
The event is organized by BBC Radio
1 left field DJ Rob da Bank and is
an off-shoot of his Sunday Best
record label and club nights.
Creative Director and wife Josie da
Bank and co founders / partners John
and Ziggy from Get Involved are also
involved in organising the event. In
2004, the festival was attended by
10,000 people, a figure which has
since increased to 43,000 in 2009
and 55,000 in 2010. The Isle of
Wight was chosen for many reasons as
the site of the Bestival, primarily
due to its notable natural beauty.
It is also known that the Isle of
Wight holds more carnivals per
capita than anywhere else in the
Bestival is often described as a
"boutique festival" due to its
non-corporate feel. It is also known
for piloting odd and innovative
ideas, including an inflatable
church where people can get married.
Other features include the "Breastival",
a quiet Yurt designated for mothers
and their breast-feeding children.
The local Women's Institute has also
been involved by providing
refreshments for a minimal price.
Line up for :
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
2MANYDJS - LIVE
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
BAT FOR LASHES
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS
DE LA SOUL
DEATH IN VEGAS
DAN LE SAC
KEVIN SAUNDERSON FEAT. INNER CITY
BURAKA SOM SISTEMA
EARTH WIND & FIRE EXPERIENCE FEAT AL
ADAM ANT & THE GOOD, THE MAD AND THE
DRUMS OF DEATH
THE CUBAN BROTHERS
TOP CAT FEAT SIR COXSONE
JOHN FOXX AND THE MATHS
CLEMENT MARFO & THE FRONTLINE
LIANNE LA HAVAS
FIRST AID KIT
…and many more!