Camp Bestival

BESTIVAL IS A WINNER!

Rob da Bank
BEST FESTIVAL AT THE

LIVE MUSIC BUSINESS AWARDS 

AND

SMART MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

AT THE FESTIVAL CONGRESS AWARDS 

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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.

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Vote for Altitude!

Alt Awards

Good news – Altitude Comedy Festival has been nominated for ‘Best Indoor Festival’ in the European Festival Awards! Vote here now!

New Video – Lights by Reeps One

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Festival Awards – Vote Now!

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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

Bestival

British Summer Time in Hyde Park

Sonisphere

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Festival Insights: Bestival

Chase And Status DJ SetIn 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/

The Cubans on Food Tube

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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!

New Reeps One Video – Fire

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 12.22.17Click here to watch the amazing new video from Reeps One!

Bestival on TV!

Bestival TV Show

CATCH THE FESTIVAL SEASON’S LAST HURRAH ON YOUR TELLY!

BESTIVAL ON TV

THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT

CHANNEL 4 - MIDNIGHT - WEDNESDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

 This coming Wednesday (17th September) at midnight, our splendid friends at Channel 4 will be stocking up on the glitter and sequins to present a truly dazzling Bestival highlights show. Capturing some of the weekend’s most exciting performances, there’s a host of big guns coming to your TV screens, including Clean Bandit, Major Lazer, Sam Smith, Foals, Beck, Chvrches, Basement Jaxx, Disclosure, Paloma Faith and Chic ft. Nile Rodgers. There are lots of interviews and skits too from the likes of Rob da Bank, The Cuban Brothers, Sam Smith, Nile Rodgers, 2 Bears, Basement Jaxx, Paloma Faith and lots more, plus there’s some sparkling action with our record breaking disco ball, and loads of lovely shots of our Desert Island Disco paradise filled with some rather fetchingly attired Besti-goers; see if you can spot yourself!

Bestival curator Rob da Bank said: “Well, what can I say? That was probably the best Bestival we’ve ever done, so to have it expertly captured by the power of TV is pretty special. With some exceptional performances from the weekend’s top acts, like Foals, Disclosure and, of course, Chic, I’ll be tuning in to Channel 4, so I can actually enjoy it, now that I’m not running around like my head’s on fire!” 

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Watch the Bestival 2014 Aftermovie!

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Best Bestival Ever!

Bestival 2014A BIG THANK YOU FROM US FOR MAKING OUR DESERT ISLAND DISCO

THE BEST BESTIVAL EVER!

“Bestival, you’re the best!”Nile Rodgers (Chic)

“Bestival was absolutely magical last night, thanks to everyone and Rob da Bank”. – Foals

“Thank you so much Bestival, the Best of the Festivals!”Disclosure

“Bestival – the Best festival in the world.”Annie Mac 

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BESTIVAL 2015 EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE

FRIDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER AT 9AM

www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets / 0844 888 4410

Bestival 2014 was a record breaker! Our four-day Desert Island Disco was an incredible paradise filled with the coolest castaways having the best party of all time. Ever.

Rocking our magical Desert Island location and casting their spell across a sea of sequins, we had headline sets from OutKast, Foals and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, plus unbelievable disco action from Major Lazer, Disclosure, London Grammar, Basement Jaxx, Sven Väth, Annie Mac, Chase & Status, DJ Yoda, and The Cuban Brothers. There was more off the hook dancefloor behaviour at our brain-exploding rave boat The Port, the debut of our Invaders of the Future and Reggae Roots stages, the return of BBC Introducing and the magnificence of The Big Top hosted by BBC 6 Music, making it an incredible year for catching the best music around.

But as ever it’s not just about the music, there was food glorious food at the brand new Feast Collective, delicious cocktails at Josie da Bank’s Jam Jar Bar, jaw-dropping genius at Caravanserai, glam joy at the Grand Palace of Entertainment, madness and mayhem in the Ambient Forest, pageantry aplenty with the amazing Carnival Parade, and some especially epic fancy dress from you lot, our beloved Bestivalites, who make this festival so special.

Rob da Bank says: “I’ve just washed the glitter and magic Isle of Wight dust out of my hair for the third time since Monday and all I can think of are all the happy smiling faces of our best Bestival crowd yet. Hedonistic, fun and a bit wonky seemed to sum it up but you guys were looking after each other beautifully too… which after four days of partying is a must! Too many outstanding musical moments from headliners OutKast, Foals and Nile Rodgers, through to Beck, Basement Jaxx and a tear-jerking London Grammar, and too many amazing smaller bands to mention. Away from the noise the Feast Collective set the benchmark for festival food from now on, the Amphitheatre fell in love with spoken word and Shakespeare, we supported and raised money for a shed load of charities and Island ventures and, uh yeah, we broke the world record for the biggest disco ball. Boom! All in all a vintage Bestival, and we’re so glad you chose Bestival. Once the dust has settled, do the sensible thing and get onboard for 2015… See you in the magical fields in a year”.

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