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The Bestival Countdown is on!

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THE COUNTDOWN IS ON AND

THE CASTAWAYS KEEP ON COMING

SOHN / WALL OF SOUND’S 20th ANNIVERSARY TAKEOVER /

PAUL WOOLFORD / KWABS / TOO MANY T’S / BEANS ON TOAST AND MANY, MANY MORE 

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LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING, HURRY IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE DESERT ISLAND DISCO

The Bestival countdown is officially into MAJOR EXCITEMENT territory with just one week to go until we’re dancing ashore for a monumental Desert Island Disco. We’ve got EVEN MORE castaways joining us across more than 20 stages, mega soundsystems and insane sideshows, adding to the 24-hour escapist joys and mind blowing non-stop parties at Robin Hill from 4-7 September. But beware, the last remaining tickets for our 11th jamboree are really flying out of the door, so if you want to get shipwrecked with us, you’re going to have to get those tickets now, while you still can!

Chief castaway Rob da Bank says:  “Oh my goodness, a week to go and we’re onsite whacking in scaffold poles, erecting tents, hoovering up cowpats, testing sound systems, laying trackway, marking out campsites, and most importantly, mowing the grass where the biggest disco ball in the world is going to sit before its raised into space on Sunday! A few key acts still coming onboard including my personal fave of 2014 the amazing Sohn… see you next week Bestivalites!”

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BESTIVAL’S HIDDEN DELIGHTS

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DIVING HEADLONG INTO UNKNOWN CORNERS

 CLUB DADA / POLKA IN THE TRAVELLING BARN /

PIG’S BIG BALLROOM / THE ORDER OF NEVER HIDE WITH RAY BAN / OBERON’S OBSERVATORY / CARAVANSERAI 

As you wend your merry way across Bestival’s Desert Island Disco, past the jaw-dropping brilliance of The Port, and through Bollywood’s exotic charms, out across the Stardust Field and beyond, far into the Grassy Hill, you might just be lucky enough to stumble across some of Bestival’s fabled jewels and hidden delights. Tucked away in unknown corners there are myriad pleasures to discover, and hours of enchantment and hilarity to unearth. Brimming with wondrous and unexpected raptures, Bestival is a gold mine of the preposterous; a demented kingdom of unanticipated folly in moonstruck fields of Elysium.

Rob da Bank says: “I love all the music at Bestival, (obviously!) but one of the things I get most excited about every year is all the wildness and magical stuff you just fall into without realising what’s happening. We’ve got some top notch line-ups for Club Dada, all the mad Polka stuff in the lovely Travelling Barn and Pig’s Big Ballroom action that will make you dance all night long, so be sure to check them out. And keep on exploring – you never know what you might find”.

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Desert Island Disco Tees

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DESERT ISLAND DISCO TEES FOR YOUR TORSO PLEASURE!

NEW RANGE BY OUR FRIENDS RAPANUI!

Are you fully prepped for our Bestival 2014 Desert Island Disco fest? Whether you’ve already got your sparkly attire ready to roll, or you’re still frantically sewing sequins to your dad’s flares, which haven’t seen the light of day since the 70s, never fear, we’re here to help disco-up your Bestival suitcase!

Bestival is always bang on-trend when it comes to a theme – from the likes of Outer Space in 2009, to HMS Bestival in 2013 – we’ve inspired some truly fancy dressing and a wealth of comical costumes! Excited by the boundless possibilities of this year’s Desert Island shenanigans, our good friends and t-shirt impresarios Rapanui have created a deliciously disco-infused range of beautiful t-shirts. Sure to compliment any wonderfully wacky costume you may have planned, they’re also the perfect starting point for anyone in need of just a little bit o’ inspiration! The collection includes Men’s, Women’s & Kids’ tees, featuring an array of designs that will blow your minds with insane amounts of disco, toucans, pineapples, palm trees, mirror balls and tie-dye! At just £19 for a tee and £40 for a sweat, most designs are available in different colours and sizes giving you plenty of scope to get creative and experiment! And that’s not all – they’re super eco-friendly to boot!

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Sparkle Motion – Mega Blends

Sparkle Motion Miracle Blends

Sparkle Motion – the R&B pseudonym of DJ Yoda and Tobe$, follow up the hugely successful ‘Miracle Blends’ mix with the highly anticipated ‘Mega Blends’, the first ever all out 80s Pop x 80s Rap blend mixtape. LISTEN HERE!

Putting their own unique twist on some of the biggest pop hits of the 80s decade, “Mega Blends” is all about breathing new life into classic Billboard chartbusters by blending them with classic 80s rap instrumentals.

Mix of 2014? Press rewind if it didn’t blow ya mind. No one does it quite like Sparkle Motion.

Tracklist:

Sade – Sweetest Taboo (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Carly Simon – Why (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Berlin – Take My Breath Away (Sparkle Motion Mix)

George Michael – I Want Your Sex (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Steve Winwood – Higher Love (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Madonna – Crazy For You (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Michael Jackson – Human Nature (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Mr. Mister – Broken Wings (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Spandau Ballet – True (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Human League – Human (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do With It (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Terence Trent D’Arby – Sign Your Name (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Gloria Estefan – Don’t Wanna Lose You (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Janet Jackson – Let’s Wait A While (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Cutting Crew – I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight (Sparkle Motion Mix)

Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time (Sparkle Motion Mix)

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