Don’t miss The Agony and The Ecstasy: the compelling documentary series exploring the history of rave culture and dance music in the UK. The first episode ‘The Perfect Storm’, featuring Norman Jay MBE, airs on Friday 11th August via Sky Arts: http://bit.ly/2wpB3Uf
A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT OF ROCK AND ROLL IN AID OF THE NICK ALEXANDER TRUST
A PEACEFUL NOISE
MUSIC SPEAKS VOLUMES
MAXIMO PARK / FRANK TURNER /
GAZ COOMBES / FRAN HEALY
The inaugural A Peaceful Noise charity concert, held last night (November 15th) at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London, to mark the anniversary of the Paris terrorist attacks has been a huge success. Celebrating the life of Nick Alexander, Eagles of Death Metal’s merchandising manager, who was one of 89 people killed in the Bataclan Theatre, the sold out show has more than lived up to its billing as a very special night of rock n roll in aid of the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust and the Sweet Stuff Foundation with a super group finale featuring members of Eagles of Death Metal, Chas & Dave, Blink 182, Travis, Maximo Park, Gaz Coombes and Frank Turner. Read more
The Cuban Brothers release video for new track Cookin’ (feat. Baby Bam)
BESTIVERSITY INSPIRED BY GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON LINE-UP REVEALED
THE FUTURE OF…
CURRENCY / FARMING IN AFRICA / CIRCULAR ECONOMY / JOBS / SUSTAINABILITY /
BIODIVERSITY / THE UK & THE EU / CITIES /CHARITY / SPIRITUALITY / SEX
HOW WE CHANGE BEHAVIOUR / EMPATHY / COMPASSION
EXPLORING THE WILD COLOURS OF CREATIVITY / HOW IS ART TAKING DOWN THE OIL INDUSTRY?
ANXIETY IN YOUR 20S: HOW IT’S AFFECTING MORE WOMEN THAN EVER
If future-facing illumination is your thing, then Bestiversity inspired by Goldsmiths, University of London, tucked snugly into the realms of The Amphitheatre, is where you need to be each day between midday and 3pm. Dishing out neural nourishment witha series of compelling talks by the cream of the future-thinking crop, this year’s Bestiversity line-up runs the gamut of intrigue from the weird & wonderful to the scientific, political and downright nerdy!
Rob da Bank says: “If you’re looking to take the edge off the brilliant night before you can’t go wrong with a bit of Bestiversity. Inspired by my alma mater, Goldsmiths, and full of engaging info on the way forward for subjects as diverse as spirituality, compassion and sex, make sure you feed your brains with a bit of The Future!”
EVEN MORE NEW MUSIC FOR
JAGUAR SKILLS / ASHWORTH / BUGGED OUT’S LITTLE BUGGER
CIRQUE DU SOUL / JOE SMOOTH / JUSTIN ROBERTSON / KID CANAVERAL
NIMMO / ROY DAVIS JR / STRONG ASIAN MOTHERS / SWMRS
A MAN CALLED ADAM / AIDAN KNIGHT / ARDYN BOBBY ODONNELL / BURT COPE
CC SMUGGLERS / DEAF BY DISCO / DJ GG / DR SID / ELLA AND THE BLISTERS
FEELING GLOOMY’S BOWIE TRIBUTE / FULL NELSON / GRACELAND
GREG’S GREATS / IAN VOID / IDIOT SAVANT / JAY-L /JULES AND LISA
KAF-TAN / KEMBACK / LUCY CAIT / MARTIN DAVIES / MISS CHAMELEON
MOJO FILTER / NICK GABRIEL / NOBLE JACKS / NOT SAFFRON
PETE KOSANOVICH / REV MILO SPEEDWAGON / STEVIE WONDERLAND
TASTY LOPEZ & KARISTOCAT / THE BEAU BOW BELLES
THE BLACK KAT BOPPERS / THE CAULFIELD BEATS
THE MEN THAT WILL NOT BE BLAMED FOR NOTHING / THE SHELLAC COLLECTIVE
THE TOM SEALS BAND / THOMAS URV / TIMO GARCIA / TOM COLBORN
TONY TUNES / UNCLE JUNIOR / VOTE PEDRO / VULA VIEL
ZIRIGUIDUM SAMBA BAND
The clock is ticking and The Future is very nearly here. With just over two weeks until Bestival 2016’s psychedelic adventures begin we give you even more amazing musical greats who will take you on wild, harmonic excursions and keep you reaching for the lasers long into the night at the greatest party on the planet this September on the Isle of Wight.
Rob da Bank says: “The Future is fast approaching and I’m super-excited about all the new explorers who will be joining us on our journey into the unknown. From dance music legend and big Sunday Best favourite Joe Smooth and sublime selector Jaguar Skills, to hot tips Ashworth, Kid Canaveral and Nimmo there’s a little bit of something for everyone, just the way we like it!”
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ENTER IN TO THE SPIRIT OF BESTIVAL:
DANCE YOUR NAKED TRUTH / GLOW SHOW / EYE C OPEN MIC
HOOP AND GLORY WITH MELA WELLA / KICKING THE SHIT OUT OF YOURSELF
MENS SPACE / NAMASTE BITCHES! / SACRED SISTERS / SHAKE AWAKE
SHAKE YOUR SHAKTI / I SEE YOU / THE QUAY TO THE FUTURE / CND
CELESTIAL DREAMING / THE MEDICINE SHOW
Bringing you the future of festival’s now, Bestival 2016 will be a wonderland of dusk till dawn Spaceport raving, psychedelic adventuring, Slow Motion revitalisation and Mexican wrestling at the greatest party the future has ever seen. But every summer will always be a summer of love to us, with the eternal sunshine of peace and love guiding us across Robin Hill’s rolling fields. And so, heading back to where our future started with flowers in our hair, we are very pleased indeed to announce the line-up for The Commune, our vibe central on the Isle of Wight that resonates with the spirit of Bestival.
Commune curator Bobby Lost says: “We’re so excited to be bringing The Commune back. Last year it was all we dreamed it could be; a beautiful space to come and move outside your comfort zone without getting off your chops’”.