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!
16th Sep 2014
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!”