10th Dec 2014
Announcing a Brand New Festival for Southampton
A Grand Day Out from the Bestival Family
We are over the moon to announce a brand new show from the multi-award winning Bestival team; Common People. Taking place on the Bank Holiday weekend of 23rd and 24th May, and set on Southampton Common, Common People will be a glorious two-day metropolitan festival, uniting all tribes under the Southampton sky, bringing the blithe spirit of Bestival right to the heart of the city.
Common People curator Rob da Bank commented: “I’m delighted to announce that we are launching a new festival in Southampton next year, our first new venture since we started Camp Bestival seven years ago. We have been inundated with offers to start new festivals every year but it wasn’t until we found the beautiful site of the Common that we felt it was right to start a new chapter in Bestival’s history. This isn’t a camping show, it’s not a tents, wellies and car packed to the rafters experience… it’s a metropolitan two day show easy to access and open to all ages, compact but packed with experiences and priced very, very reasonably. We can’t wait to unveil our headliners and star cast for our first Common People show in May. Watch this space”
2nd Dec 2014
It’s official! Camp Bestival is the UK’s Best Family Festival for the second year running!! Thank you so much to everyone who voted in the Festival Awards and to all the families who came this year and made Camp Bestival such a special event. See you in 2015! X
27th Nov 2014
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CAMP BESTIVAL’S ADVENT CALENDAR WONDER
Inspired by our love of getting out into the open air and running free, Team CB are extremely excited to announce a brilliant new theme that’s very close to all of our hearts. That’s right, we’re putting Mother Nature front and centre for 2015, as Camp Bestival Goes Wild!
Camp Bestival’s own wild man Rob da Bank says: “Calling all wild boys and wild girls…oh yes my wild friends and family, prepare to get down and dirty at Camp Bestival 2015 as we dump the technology and scramble into the woods for a back to nature escape from normality. We’ll have golden chances to bond with your kids in the mud kitchen, sleep under the stars with your mates and family, and take part in tons of wild activities. Release your inner wild thing and see you in July!”
Check out the Camp Bestival Goes Wild Launch Video now!
28th Oct 2014
The pioneer of the bootleg ‘cut-up’ mixing style, DJ Yoda – aka Duncan Beiny – joins the roster of 6 Mix residents, bringing his turntable trickery to Friday nights.
His seminal ‘How To Cut & Paste’ series of CD releases showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style with his influences ranging from funk, reggae and drum ‘n’ bass to big band swing and Country & Western. Read more
20th Oct 2014
BEST FESTIVAL AT THE
LIVE MUSIC BUSINESS AWARDS
SMART MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
AT THE FESTIVAL CONGRESS AWARDS
ROB DA BANK RECEIVES OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AT THE FESTIVAL CONGRESS AWARDS
Off the back of one of the finest festivals we’ve ever put on, 2014 is shaping up to be a truly bumper year for Bestival, scooping two awards at two different awards shows in the last week, with Bestival bossman da Bank in on the award action, too.
First up at the prestigious Live Music Business Awards in front of the great and the good from the UK live scene, we were very honoured indeed to pick up the award for Best Festival in the 40,000+ capacity category. Being recognised for the effort that the Bestival team puts into the show is something we’re massively grateful for, so big thanks to everyone at Live UK.
But it didn’t stop there, this weekend at the Association of Independent Festivals’ inaugural Festival Congress Awards, Bestival picked up the Smart Marketing Campaign of the Year for our world record breaking Disco Ball efforts, which is an accolade we’re all very proud of. Not only that though, Bestival curator Rob da Bank was also recognised by the awards panel for his Outstanding Contribution to the festival scene, something which we hope you’ll agree is richly deserved.
13th Oct 2014
Good news – Altitude Comedy Festival has been nominated for ‘Best Indoor Festival’ in the European Festival Awards! Vote here now!
10th Oct 2014
Check the ace new video from Reeps One for ‘Lights’ here!
7th Oct 2014
It’s that time of year again, voting has commenced for the UK Festival Awards and lots of the amazing events we have worked on this year are up for awards. We kindly encourage you to vote for these where possible! So don’t delay, head here and get voting now!
Here are all of nominated festivals that we have worked with this year!
BEST MAJOR FESTIVAL
British Summer Time in Hyde Park
23rd Sep 2014
In their second instalment of their coverage, Festival Insights discuss the ways some of the Bestival’s sponsors integrated their brands – from concept-driven paint parties to a gig atop a food truck. Bestival’s co-promoters, Get Involved come under the spotlight too, having played a major role in what organiser Rob da Bank referred to as ‘probably the best Bestival we’ve ever done’.
“While we keep on nurturing our direct relationships and partnerships with media across the board, we also work hard to bring Bestival’s iconic identity to life,” said Ziggy Gilsenan, Managing Director of Get Involved. “We’ve always got great themes, which spark a lot of creativity and we’ve had a lot of fun with that again this year, using Desert Island Disco as a catalyst for content creation, producing some unique ideas and innovative campaign tools”.
Check out the full piece here http://www.festivalinsights.com/2014/09/bestival-part-ii/
And catch up on part one here: http://www.festivalinsights.com/2014/09/bestival-2014-part-i-psychedelic-woodlands-cosmopolitan-foodporn/
22nd Sep 2014
That’s right, at The Big Feastival, The Cuban Brothers got involved in some Spicy Beef Tacos action with Food Tube regular Food Busker! Watch the video now here for some Cuban cuisine wisdom and a few songs thrown in!