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Bestival Kaleidoscope Stage

kaleidoscope-stage-01BRAND NEW FOR OUR SUMMER OF LOVE

THE KALEIDOSCOPE

A STEPPING STONE TO COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS  

LIVE MUSIC LOVE-INS:

47SOUL / ALICE JEMIMA / ANDY VOTEL PRESENTS TWISTED NERVE / BADOW / COCO AND THE BUTTERFIELDS / ESTHER JOY LANE / FICKLE FRIENDS / FLIGHT BRIGADE / GALLOWS GHOST / GECKO / GOLDRAY / L.A SALAMI / LAZLO / LAUCAN / LUCKY ELEPHANT / MISPERS / PORT ISLA / SAMUEL WALWYN / SHANTY / SOLKO / SOLAR BEARS / THE EPHEMERALS / THE FONTANAS / WILL VARLEY / XYLAROO

AMBIENT FOREST & WONKY DISCO DJs:

APIENTO / BALEARIC GABBA SOUNDSYSTEM / CHRIS COCO / DANNY WHITEHEAD /DAVE SEAMAN / FLYING WHITE DOTS / MOJO FILTER / NICK WARREN / OLAF STUUT / PAUL GODFREY (MORCHEEBA) PETE GOODING / PHIL DOCKERTY / PHIL MISON / PHIL SOUTH / STEVE COBBY / STILL:LIFE / THYTHE / TOM MISCH   

MORNING CHAKRA SHAKE-DOWNS WITH SESSIONS BY FRAME:

BOXFIT / 80s AEROBICS / DANCEFIT / JANE FONDA TRIBUTE /DYNAMIC STRETCH / ASS & ABS / GET LEGGY / YOGA-LATES / HIP-HOP AEROBICS

 PLUS:

ACROYOGADANCE 

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#Bestival15 / #SummerOfLove

Our brand new arena, Slow Motion, is all about taking the festival experience to a whole new plane, creating a festival within a festival dedicated to connecting mind and body. As part of that trip we’re super-excited about our brand new psychotropic stage attraction, The Kaleidoscope. Featuring energising morning pursuits, pastoral musical vibes by day, wonky disco joys into the night and rapturous bespoke animations to amuse the mind’s eye, the Kaleidoscope stage will add a whole new dimension to Bestival’s bag this 10-13 September at Robin Hill Country Park.

Summer lover Rob da Bank says: “I’m more excited about our new Slow Motion festival within a festival than I have been about a new area at Bestival for years. Add to that the fact that Mrs da Bank has invented a new, insanely cool audio-visual stage called The Kaleidoscope, and I’m ready to pop… The Kaleidoscope will be populated by a mix of the best ambient, electronica and chill-out DJs known to man, offset by folk, soul, psychedelia and new wave electronic rhythms. Prepare to get horizontal and vertical all at the same time…” Read more

Rising Star Nominees for LMAs

London Music Awards 19Rising Star Nominees Announced for London Music Awards

The nominations for the five Rising Star categories at this year’s London Music Awards have been announced today. Covering classical music, jazz, rock & pop, dance & electronica and composer/singer songwriter, each group shines a light on the most promising musicians the capital has to offer.

Organisations including UK Music, BPI, PPL, PRS, BASCA, MPA, Music Managers Forum, Royal College, Royal Academy, Trinity Laban, Guildhall, BBC Introducing, and record labels, were asked to submit their nominations. The criteria for entry to the Rising Star category state that nominees must be London born or London-living, and that they have performed or had their work performed live. There are no age restrictions for the category, and there is no need to be signed to a label. Each category was then judged by the London Music Awards’ judging panel, which includes the Southbank’s Jane Beese, Composer Errollyn Wallen MBE and festival owner Rob da Bank, among others (see below for a full list of judges). The awards, which take place at Camden’s Roundhouse on Thursday 11th June, have been established to recognise the capital’s wealth of talent, and the achievements of London’s aspiring young musicians, its rising stars and legendary performers.

Commenting on the Rising Star nominations, Mayor’s Music Fund Chief Executive Ginny Greenwood said: “The standard of nominations we received this year made the judges’ job of selecting a winner in each category very tough. There is so much up-and-coming talent out there and we are delighted that the London Music Awards provides a platform to showcase some of the very best musicians living and working in our great city”.

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More for Camp Bestival

big top announceEVEN MORE ACTS FOLLOW CAMP BESTIVAL’S CALL OF THE WILD!

 LIVE MUSIC FROM:

DUB PISTOLS / THE SHIRES / THE BOHICAS / CRISTOBAL AND THE SEA / KIKO BUN / EAVES / KIMBERLY ANNE / CIARAN LAVERY / JAWBONE / VICE COLLECTIVE / JOJO MACARI / BLACK WATER COUNT / CLINT WESTWOOD / JOE INNES BAND / ZACHARY LUCKY

The grounds of Lulworth Castle will be bursting with brilliance this coming 30 July – August 2nd, when Camp Bestival Goes Wild. Featuring a frankly mesmerising music line-up that includes Underworld, Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs, Professor Green, Wretch 32, Ella Henderson and many more, we’ve also got entertainment galore from the likes of The Cat in the Hat, Mr Tumble, Dick n Dom, Steve Backshall, Michaela Strachan, Bill Oddie, Julia Donaldson’s Scarecrows’ Wedding and so much more. Plus there’s a host of bucolic treats from Wild Time in the Dingly Dell to the National Trust 50 things meadow to keep you and yours captivated throughout the weekend. But, you know us, we just don’t know when to stop, as we prepare to unleash even more joy-spreading, foot-stomping music acts who will be following our call of the wild and joining the throng for our Arcadian adventures.

Camp Bestival’s wildest man, Rob da Bank says: “Wow, the sun’s out, the tents are out in the garden airing, and sleeping bags being unfurled ready for festival season. Camp Bestival tickets are flying out the door, so we thought we’d add a bit more flavour to our wild and wonderful happenings this year. From The Shires country majesty, to the Dub Pistols reggae skank, and new bloods Kiko Bun and Kimberly Anne bringing their up-and-coming vibes to the castle, our musical line-ups never been so diverse”.     Read more

BESTIVAL’S TEMPLE OF LOVE

Temple Island - Social - B15-01THE TEMPLE OF LOVE

TEMPLE ISLAND RETURNS FOR DANCEFLOOR LOVE-INS

THURSDAY:

MADLIB / JUICEBOX PRESENTS: JONAS RATHSMAN, EJECA, SG LEWIS, JOE HERTZ & JUICEBOX DJs / 99 SOULS

FRIDAY:

PHILIP GEORGE / DISCIPLES / TCTS / SHADOW CHILD / ALEX ADAIR / WORLD OF RAVE & MUSIC MONDAYS PRESENTS: ALTERN-8, LIQUID, RAT PACK, BABY D, KAOTIC CHEMISTRY, SLIPMATT, BILLY BUNTER, UNCLE DUGS / IDIOT SAVANT

 SATURDAY:

HUDSON MOHAWKE / DC BREAKS / ZINC / NOVELIST / SHERWOOD & PINCH / KLOSE ONE / KURUPT FM / FONO / BARELY LEGAL / JOSEY REBELLE

SUNDAY:

B.TRAITS / PARANOID LONDON / MOXIE

HYPERCOLOUR PRESENTS: DENSE & PIKA, LUKE VIBERT, TOM DEMAC, 2 BAD MICE, A SAGITTARIUN, CEDRIC MAISON / DAVID DABIEH

PLUS:

DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR TEMPLE ISLAND DJ COMPETITION

AND:

DANIEL AVERY, HEIDI AND TOM TRAGO COME ABOARD THE PORT

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#Bestival15 / #SummerOfLove

A beacon of bacchanalia in a wonderland of ludicrously good times, our very own church of dance, Temple Island, is set to return with a litany of big guns to add even more passion to Bestival’s Summer of Love. Curated by The Physical Network and now a firm Bestival fixture among over 25 stages, revolutionary soundsystems and psychedelic woodland-based adventures, Temple Island will be taking all-out partying to epic proportions this September 10-13 at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight.

Bestival’s principal dancer Rob da Bank says: “Bestival people! Man, I am so excited about the centre of our rave universe, Temple Island, and its line-up for 2015. Last year Temple Island, with its tiered stadium party vibe, was non-stop from Thursday till Sunday night, and one of my favourite places to hang out and get lost in my little pockets of downtime!  

“This year I’m confident we’ve pulled some mega guests out the bag, from the mighty Hudson Mohawke to the incredible Madlib kicking it off on Thursday, chart botherers Disciples, Philip George and Alex Adair, plus our hardcore Friday night extravaganza, some vintage sounds from Sherwood & Pinch, and new blood Kurupt FM and B Traits, to name but a few. In fact, I can’t see a duff act within 100 decibels of that stage. Tops off, whistles out and get ready to rave… Temple Island-style…”

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