Bestival is a four-day music festival held in the south of England. It has been held annually in late summer since 2004 at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. In 2017 the festival relocated to the Lulworth Estate in Dorset. The event is organised by DJ and record producer Rob da Bank along with his wife Josie and is an offshoot of his Sunday Best record label and club nights.[1] The initial Bestival attracted 10,000 people, growing to 55,000 in 2010. Bestival won 'Best Major Festival' at the 2015 UK Festival Awards, having won 'Best Medium-Sized Festival' in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, 'Best Major Festival' in 2010, 2012 and in 2015, 'Fan's Favourite' in 2011 and 'Best Innovation' in 2005.[2]

Bestival Logo
DatesLate Summer, September (4 days)
Location(s)Dorset, England
Years active2004 – present


The festival was held annually in late summer since 2004, in a small country park called 'Robin Hill' on The Isle of Wight. The event is organized by Rob da Bank and is an offshoot of his Sunday Best record label and club nights.[1] Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co founders / partners John Hughes, Ziggy Gilsenan and Ben Turner are also involved in organising the event. The Isle of Wight holds more carnivals per capita than anywhere else in the United Kingdom.[3]

In 2004, the festival was attended by 10,000 people, a figure which has since increased to 43,000 in 2009[1] and 55,000 in 2010.

A family-friendly sister festival "Camp Bestival" launched in 2008.

In December 2016, the organisers announced a move to The Lulworth Estate in Dorset.[4]

In 2018 Bestival went into administration, leaving many workers unpaid. However, a festival of the same name, curated by Rob da Bank and his wife Josie, was announced for 2019, at the same site and on the equivalent weekend.

Festival ethos

Bestival 2008 at Robin Hill Country Park

Bestival is well known for its fancy dress themed days (usually the Saturday of the festival). In 2005, an attempt was made to set the Guinness World Record for most people in fancy dress at any one event. By 2010 this was achieved, when 55,000 festival goers set a new Guinness World Record.

The festival is also heavily involved in supporting social and environmental causes. Rob da Bank and Bestival support several Isle of Wight-based charities and youth organisations; for example Rob da Bank's Music Club, Isle of Wight Toy Appeal, Isle of Wight Youth Trust, St Catherines School and Barter For Bestival. On site at the festival, Bestival supports Oxfam, RSPB, Amnesty International, Water Aid and the Legacy Project. Bestival actively reduces its carbon emissions and impact on the environment; for example schemes such as Bike to Bestival, Swim to Bestival, LiftShare, exchanging recycling at the campsites for cups of tea, recycling and waste management, commissioning Environmental Impact Assessments, monitoring power usage and limiting water usage with push button taps.

Bestival is a founding member of the Greener Festival Alliance.

Bestival is often described as a "boutique festival" due to its non-corporate feel. It is also known for piloting odd and innovative ideas, including an inflatable church where people can get married. Other features include the "Breastival", a quiet Yurt designated for mothers and their breast-feeding children. The local Women's Institute has also been involved by providing refreshments for a minimal price.

Performance venues

The main venues in 2014 were:

  • Main Stage - an open-air main stage
  • Big Top - the second venue, a large capacity tent
  • Invaders of the Future
  • The Bandstand (hosted by compere Scott Anderson)
  • The Port - an outdoor DJ stage made from a boat (2013-2015)
  • The Spaceport - Updated version of The Port (As of 2016)
  • Bollywood
  • Temple Island
  • Reggae Roots
  • Red Bull Music Academy Stage
  • BBC Introducing


Bestival has received the following awards:

  • UK Festival Awards 2005: Best Medium-Sized Festival
  • UK Festival Awards 2005: Best innovation
  • UK Festival Awards 2006: Best Medium-Sized Festival
  • UK Festival Awards 2007: Best Medium-Sized Festival
  • UK Festival Awards 2009: Best Medium-Sized Festival
  • UK Festival Awards 2010: Best Major Festival
  • UK Festival Awards 2011: Fans Favourite
  • UK Festival Awards 2012: Best Major Festival
  • UK Festival Awards 2015: Best Major Festival
  • DJ Mag's Best of British Awards 2012: Best Festival
  • Artrocker Awards 2012: Festival of the Year
  • AIF Festival Congress Awards 2014: Smart Marketing Campaign of the Year - Bestival Disco Ball
  • Live Music Business Awards 2014: Best Festival (cap 40,000+)

Bestival 2004

2004 - The Bees, Basement Jaxx, Zero 7, Fatboy Slim, Mylo, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Mista Mushroom and Subgiant.

Bestival 2005

Attendance - 15,000

2005 - Röyksopp, The Magic Numbers, Super Furry Animals, 2manydjs, The Go! Team, Soulwax and Saint Etienne.

  • Voted the Best (Medium-sized) Festival and the Most Innovative Festival at the 2005 UK Festival Awards.

Bestival 2006

Attendance - 17,000

2006 - Gogol Bordello, Pet Shop Boys, Scissor Sisters, Amadou & Mariam, Man-Machine, Brakes, Devendra Banhart, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Good Shoes, Hot Chip, iLiKETRAiNS, Jim Noir, John Martyn, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Klaxons, Lily Allen, Mystery Jets, Scritti Politti, The Cuban Brothers, The Fall, The Long Blondes, The Pipettes, The Stranglers and The Sunshine Underground.

Bestival 2007

Attendance - 29,000

7 September - 9 September

2007 - Beastie Boys, The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Madness, Gregory Isaacs, The Levellers, The Orb, The Gossip, Kate Nash, Jack Peñate, Patrick Wolf, Billy Bragg, Easy Star All Stars, The Maccabees, Dub Pistols, Calvin Harris, Friendly Fires and The Shakes.

Bestival 2008

Attendance - 30,000

5 September - 7 September

2008 - My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Underworld, Aphex Twin, CSS, Hot Chip, Will Young, The Coral, Sam Sparro, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Alphabeat, Black Kids, Sugarhill Gang, The Breeders, George Clinton, Gary Numan, The Human League, Grace Jones, The Specials, Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip and 808 State.

Bestival 2009

Attendance - 43,000

11 September - 13 September

2009 - Massive Attack, Kraftwerk, Elbow, MGMT, 65daysofstatic, Fleet Foxes, Little Boots, Mika, Klaxons, Soulwax, 2manydjs, Seasick Steve, Friendly Fires, Bat for Lashes, Florence and the Machine, Zane Lowe, Diplo, Annie Mac, Skream, DJ Yoda, Erol Alkan, The Bloody Beetroots, Lily Allen, Carl Cox, Michael Nyman, Squarepusher, Björn Again, Rob da Bank, Fujiya & Miyagi, La Roux, Krafty Kuts, Jack Penate, Alejandro Toledo and the Magic Tombolinos.

Bestival 2010

Attendance: 50,000

9–12 September

The Prodigy, The Flaming Lips, Dizzee Rascal, Rolf Harris, Gil Scott-Heron, Roxy Music, Marc Almond, Level 42, Echo & The Bunnymen, The XX, Howard Jones, Heaven 17, Chase & Status, Tinie Tempah, Rox, Simian Mobile Disco, Stornoway, Hot Chip, The Wailers, Lucky Elephant, Ellie Goulding, Barry Peters.

2010 also saw Bestival win 'best major festival' beating Glastonbury and Reading in a public vote; sister festival Camp Bestival picked up 'best family festival' as well.

Bestival 2011

Attendance: 45,000

8–11 September

Pendulum, The Cure, Björk, Primal Scream, Brian Wilson, P J Harvey, The Maccabees, Los Campesinos!, Fatboy Slim, Public Enemy, Big Audio Dynamite, Kelis, Chromeo, The Drums, Village People, Grandmaster Flash. Noah And The Whale, Groove Armada, Annie Mac, Magnetic Man, Robyn, Crystal Castles, DJ Shadow, Katy B, LFO, Cranes, A-Trak.

Ben Howard and Benjamin Francis Leftwich both performed on The Bandstand which is hosted every year by Isle of Wight Comedian Scott Anderson.

2011 saw Bestival win "Fans' favourite festival award" in the UK Festival Awards.

Bestival 2012

  • 6–9 September 2012

The main stage headliners were Florence and the Machine on Friday, New Order on Saturday and Stevie Wonder who closed the main stage on Sunday, playing as a UK festival exclusive. Sigur Rós and The XX both performed UK festival exclusives on the main stage. The following also performed (this is not a complete list):

Azealia Banks and Frank Ocean were among a few artists who cancelled their performances. Wiley was announced as a special guest.

Bestival 2012 was awarded 'Best Major Festival' at the UK Festival Awards,[5] 'Best Festival' at DJ Mag's Best of British Awards[6] and 'Festival of the Year' at the Artrocker Awards.

Three people were killed in a road crash returning from Bestival by coach.[7] A fundraising night was set up to remember those who lost their lives in the A3 coach crash, taking place at Nation in Liverpool on Saturday 30 March 2013.[8]

Bestival 2013

  • 5–8 September 2013

Headline acts were the Bestival Birthday Bash with Fatboy Slim on Friday, Snoop Dogg on Saturday and Elton John on Sunday, who was playing as a UK festival exclusive. The following also played (this is not a complete list): MIA, Franz Ferdinand, Flaming Lips, The Knife, Wu-Tang Clan, Bombay Bicycle Club, DJ Fresh, Bastille, The Roots, Belle and Sebastian, Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Annie Mac, Seth Troxler, Knife Party, While She Sleeps and more.

For 2013, Bestival introduced a weekly payment plan for tickets, the first music festival to offer this.[9]

Bestival 2014

  • 4–7 September 2014

Bestival 2014's theme was Desert Island Disco. The headline acts were Outkast, Foals, Beck and Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers; Nile Rodgers also challenged Bestival to create the world's largest disco ball for Bestival 2014, in which they succeeded with a disco ball of 10.33m. The previous record was 9.98 metres.

The following acts also appeared at Bestival 2014 (Not a complete list): Disclosure, Major Lazer, SpandyAndy, Paloma Faith, Basement Jaxx, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Candi Staton, Wild Beasts, Clean Bandit, La Roux, Bonobo and Skindred

Bestival 2014 was awarded 'Best Festival' at the Live Music Business Awards[10] and 'Smart Marketing Campaign of the Year' at the AIF Festival Congress Awards for the record breaking Disco Ball.[11]

Bestival 2015

  • 10–13 September 2015

The 2015 theme was 'Summer of Love' and the headline acts were Duran Duran on Friday,The Chemical Brothers on Saturday and Missy Elliott on the Sunday night. Other acts included Underworld, Tame Impala, The Jacksons, Jungle, Jurassic 5, Rudimental, Flying Lotus, Skrillex, Mark Ronson, Róisín Murphy, Charli XCX, Ella Eyre and the Chuckle Brothers.

Bestival 2016

  • 8–11 September 2016

The 2016 theme was 'The Future' and the headline acts were Hot Chip on Thursday, Major Lazer on Friday, The Cure on Saturday and Wiz Khalifa on Sunday. Other acts included: Bastille, Years and Years, Sean Paul, Fatboy Slim, Skepta, Damian Marley, Katy B and Wolf Alice.

This edition of the festival featured Bestival curator and organiser Rob da Bank DJing a history of drum & bass with Aled Jones on the microphone.[12]

Bestival 2017

  • 7–10 September 2017

The 2017 theme was 'Colour' and the headline acts were Jamie T on Thursday, The xx on Friday, A Tribe Called Quest on Saturday and Pet Shop Boys on Sunday. It was A Tribe Called Quest's last performance before disbanding. Other acts included: Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Rag'n'Bone Man, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul, Circa Waves, Blossoms, Lucy Rose and Annie Mac. A woman named Louella Fletcher-Michie died after taking the recreational drug 2CP. A man named Ceon Broughton was convicted of her manslaughter on the 28th of February 2019.

Bestival Toronto 2015

  • 12–13 June 2015

It was announced in February 2015 that for the first time, Bestival would be heading to North America.[13] It was held at Toronto Islands and co-organized by SFX Entertainment and Toronto promoter Embrace. The headliners were Florence + The Machine and Nas performing "Illmatic". Other performers included Flume, Caribou, SBTRKT, Flosstradamus and Jamie xx.

Bestival Toronto 2016

  • 11–12 June 2016

On 29 February 2016 the dates for the second Bestival Toronto were confirmed to be June 11 and 12 and the new location announced was Woodbine Park.[14] The headliners were announced on 11 March 2016 to be The Cure and Tame Impala. Other performers included Odesza, Grimes, Jamie xx, Porter Robinson, Madeon, Tchami and Daughter.

On 4 May 2017 the organizers announced that there will be no Bestival Toronto in 2017, and they are "aiming to return in the future".[15]

Bestival Bali 2017

  • 30 September–1 October 2017

It was announced that the inaugural edition of Bestival Bali would be held on 30 September and 1 October 2017 at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park.[16] The headliners were Alt-J and Rudimental. Other performers included Pendulum, Purity Ring, De La Soul, Bag Raiders, George Clinton & Parliament - Funkadelic, Stars & Rabbit and Rob da Bank.


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  6. ^ "Best of British". Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
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AIM Independent Music Awards

The AIM Independent Music Awards, hosted by the Association of Independent Music (commonly abbreviated to AIM), began in 2011. It is established through a collection of independent labels and providing service and support to independent and smaller artists and record labels globally, achieving recognition for their efforts and works. The AIM Independent Music Awards are also providing recipients with greater opportunities to further expand their careers and name in the music industry.

Beaconhouse National University

Beaconhouse National University (BNU) is a private liberal arts university located in Lahore, in the province of Punjab, Pakistan.Founded in 2003 by its parent company Beaconhouse School System, it is located at Raiwind, a subdivision of Lahore District; the BNU campus is adjacent to the Bahria Town.BNU offers study programmes in visual design and arts, architecture, liberal arts, computer information technology, psychology and mass communication. It is a member of the Higher Education Commission and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.Beaconhouse National University also organises Pakistan's largest university level festival, commonly known as 'Bestival'.

Bestival 2006

Bestival 2006 was the third annual Bestival organised by the Rob da Bank's Sunday Best label. It was held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from 8 to 10 September. Around 17,000 people attended the three-day event. The Bestival is often referred to as a "mini-Glastonbury" with regards to the excellent atmosphere the festival generates.

Bestival 2006 had a distinct sense of environmental and social consciousness. Indeed, the Bestival is one of the most ethically aware of the UK popular music festivals. This is reflected in the eclectic crowd it attracts and the vast array of fancy dress displayed at the 2006 event, including a Jimi Hendrix complete with guitar and amplifier, as well as a Viking Longboat with crew.

Bestival 2006 won Best Medium to Large Festival at the UK Festival Awards.

There were fourteen musical venues at the Bestival 2006. These were -

Main Stage, The Big Top, The New Bollywood Bar, The Blue Pavilion, Southern Comfort Fat Tuesday, Rock 'n' Roll Tent, Come Dancing, Hidden Disco, Bandstand, Sense 3D Area, Xbox Lost and Sound, The Guardian Lounge, Loose Tea Tent, Studio 3.

An album was released containing various Bestival tracks since its inauguration in 2004. The Bestival Bugle was a 2006 single sheet newsreel distributed every day throughout the festival, containing Bestival information, tips and comic features. Bestival Radio (87.7 FM) was also established in order to give Bestival goers a live tab on action of the event.

Bestival 2007

The Bestival 2007 was the fourth installment of the Bestival a boutique music festival at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. It was held between 7 and 9 September. Tickets went on general sale on Friday 2 March, around 20,000 have been admitted for general release. Tickets were officially announced as sold out on 12 May.

The Bestival 2007 won the Best Medium Sized Festival award, at the UK Festival Awards. This was the third consecutive award for the Bestival, a feat achieved by no other festival in the awards history to date.

Many of the established features were retained including the Bollywood Bar, Hidden Disco, The Farmers Market, Come Dancing Tent, Bestival 87.7FM, Solar Powered Cinema, The Inflatable Church and the Fancy dress parade. The new features for the 2007 Bestival include:

Swim to Bestival - A charity initiative involving swimming the Solent with the assistance of Royal Navy lifeguards for protection.

Club Dada - A cabaret/circus themed club tent

Laughter Clubs - Inspired by the influx of laughter clubs of India.

Night of 100 Ukes - A performance of a 100 ukulele players comprising festival goers, organised by the Dulwich Ukulele Club.BBC Radio 1 broadcast live from the Bestival, they also had a stage present at the Bestival showcasing many talented artists.

2007 marked the launch of Bestival Radio. The station broadcast on-site over the frequency 87.7FM and kept listeners camping at the festival up-to-date on news and events over the weekend. Bestival FM was sponsored by Jokers' MasqueradeThere were 14 different musical venues at the Bestival 2007, these are - Main Stage, The Big Top, The Bollywood Bar, House Of Bamboo, BBC Introducing..., Hidden Disco, Club Dada, Jestival, Bandstand, Restival, Come Dancing, The Rizla Arena, Time For Tease and Loose Tea Party.

Bestival 2008

The Bestival 2008 was the fifth instalment of the Bestival a boutique music festival at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. The festival was held between 5–7 September 2008 and over 30,000 people attended.

The festival was nominated for Best Medium Sized Festival, Grass Roots Festival Award, Family Festival Award, Best Lineup and Best Toilets in the UK Festival Awards.2008 marked the return of Bestival Radio. The station broadcast on-site and kept listeners camping at the festival up-to-date on news and events over the weekend. Bestival FM was sponsored by Jokers' MasqueradeThe event was marred by heavy rain on the Friday and Saturday causing stage closures and widespread misery for festival-goers. The fancy dress theme was '30,000 freaks under the sea' so most were prepared for the ensuing aquatics.

Bestival 2009

The Bestival 2009 was the sixth installment of the Bestival, a boutique music festival held at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. The festival was held over the weekend between 11 September and 13 September 2009. Each year a fancy dress theme is announced, this year's being outer space with the title 'A Space Oddity'. The festival boasts its own radio station called Bestival Radio. The station is broadcast on-site, plays music and keeps listeners camping at the festival up-to-date on news and events over the weekend. Headline acts were announced as Massive Attack, Kraftwerk and Elbow.

Bestival 2010

Bestival 2010 was the seventh installment of the Bestival, a boutique music festival held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight. The festival, organized by Rob and Josie Da Bank and their crew, was held over the weekend between 9 September and 12 September 2010. It was voted the best major UK festival in the UK festival awards. This is the first time it has won the major festival award, rather than the medium-sized festival award. Each year a fancy dress theme is announced; 2010 was the year of the fantastic and so festival goers dressed in fantasy outfits. The festival boasts its own radio station called Bestival Radio. The station was broadcast on-site, played music and kept listeners camping at the festival up-to-date on news and events over the weekend. The first acts were announced on 4 February.

Bestival 2010 was composed, like the years before, of several areas with different topic:

FANTASY FIELD hosting the Main stage, the Big Top

FIRE FIELD hosting the Arcadia's Spider (a flame spurting 15-metre high metal spider!)

BOLLYWOOD FIELD hosting the big Bollywood bar tent designed by Josie da Bank

MAGIC MEADOW hosting the Rock'n'Roll stage and the psychedelic Fantasy Castle Bonfire built on an apple core of earth

THE WISHING TREE FIELD hosting the Cabaret tent, the party tent Chai Wallahs and the Wishing Tree (an 8-metre tall, triple-tier tree)

TOMORROW'S WORLD: a sustainable and green vision of the future. Hosting the Solar Powered Bandstand and the Plugged In Eco-House supported by Scottish and Southern Energy, the Eden Project, the Science Museum Tent, the Gazebo in the Woods, the 3-D audio visual sculpture made by the members of the band The XX and many others projects

Bestival Live 2011

Bestival Live 2011 is a live album recorded by The Cure during Bestival 2011 music festival in September 2011, and released on 5 December 2011.All profits from the sale of the album go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.


Bondax is an electronic music duo consisting of English musicians Adam Kaye (born 1 April 1994) and George Townsend (born 17 September 1993). The group gained prominence primarily as a result of BBC Radio, initially through BBC Introducing Lancashire before receiving BBC Radio 1 airtime from the a range of DJs including Nick Grimshaw and Annie Mac. Bondax's sound has often been described as genre-transcending; Moses Wiener of Dazed details the band's sound as "the aural equivalent of sipping an ice-cold Pimms on the balcony of your council estate flat.".Kaye and Townsend studied at QES (Queen Elizabeth School) Kirkby Lonsdale.

In 2012, Bondax started their own record label, Just Us Recordings. The first release on the label was a track by fellow producer Karma Kid entitled "It's Always".In 2013, the duo performed at a number of festivals across Europe, including Bestival, Creamfields, and Beacons.

Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival is a British music festival, the "little sister" of Bestival, both organised by BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank. It is held annually, in July, at Lulworth Castle in Dorset and is targeted at families with small children. It has a capacity of 30,000. It won the Best New Festival award from the UK Festival Awards in 2008 and Best Family Festival in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014.In 2018 Camp Bestival went into administration, leaving many workers unpaid. However, a festival of the same name, curated by Rob da Bank and his wife Josie, was announced for 2019, at the same site and on the equivalent weekend.

Justin Fletcher

Justin Fletcher, (born 15 June 1970) is an English comedian, children's television presenter and actor on the BBC pre-school television channel CBeebies, speaking and performing in various, often self-created, roles. He specialises in slapstick comedy and work with special needs children through his show Something Special. Fletcher also appears as the award-winning comedian, Mr Tumble.

Kicks Like a Mule

Kicks Like a Mule is a British electronic music duo consisting of Richard Russell and Nick Halkes. Their first single, "The Bouncer", peaked at #7 in the UK Singles Chart when it was released in 1992. Although both Halkes and Russell worked at the XL Recordings label at the time of the single's release (XL being run by Russell to this day), it was released on Rebel MC’s independent Tribal Bass label. It featured a repeated vocal sample of an archetypal club bouncer saying "Your name's not down, you're not coming in" and "Not tonight, your name's not on the list."

Kicks Like a Mule were also responsible for the remix of Awesome 3's "Don’t Go", and produced the song "Pass the Rizla" by London Posse which was featured on the London Underground EP on XL Records in 1993. This was also featured on the 2001 reissue of London Posse's album Gangster Chronicle. Their second single, "Number One" was also released on the Tribal Bass label.

As 'Lifelike', Russell and Halkes also recorded the song "Lifelike", which was released on FFRR Records. Although this was meant to be the first fruits of an album project, the album never materialised.

In 2006, homage was paid to Kicks Like a Mule in the form of a cover of "The Bouncer" by Klaxons, with Kicks Like a Mule returning the favour by covering the Klaxon's "Gravity's Rainbow".

In 2008, live DJ sets at Epidemik, Bestival, Bangface and Break! followed with remixes of the likes of M.I.A. (featured on Kitsune Maison Vol. 5), Axwell, The Gossip, DJ Mehdi and more.

Most recently, under the revised artist name K.L.A.M., the act have both remixed and supported The Prodigy on part of their arena tour and also remixed Kid Sister for Fools Gold and DJed at Bestival in 2010.

Live'r Than You'll Ever Be – Bestival 2007

Live'r Than You'll Ever Be – Bestival 2007 is a recording of a show by The Kleptones at the 2007 Bestival. The title is taken from the celebrated 1969 Rolling Stones bootleg.

Live at Bestival 2012

Live at Bestival 2012 is a live album by New Order, recorded in September 2012 at Bestival 2012, which was held at Robin Hill, Isle of Wight, England. It was released via Sunday Best on 8 July 2013.All the profits raised from the album will be donated to Isle of Wight Youth Truth, which offers support services for young people on the Isle of Wight. The track listing features mostly a selection of greatest hits, such as "Bizarre Love Triangle" and "True Faith". It also includes three Joy Division songs: "Isolation", "Transmission" and "Love Will Tear Us Apart".Like the previous live release, Live at the London Troxy, this album features Tom Chapman replacing former member Peter Hook on bass guitar.

Rob da Bank

Robert John Gorham (born 24 June 1973 in Portsmouth, Hampshire), known by the pseudonym Rob da Bank, is an English DJ and co-founder of music festivals Bestival, originally on the Isle of Wight and now moved to Lulworth, Dorset and Camp Bestival, also in Lulworth. He presented a show on BBC Radio 1 which focused on promoting new left field music. Examples of artists featured on his show include Tipper, Moloko and a host of unsigned acts.

Until September 2006, he and Chris Coco were the presenters of the Blue Room on Radio 1. He hosted the Radio One Music Show on Thursday nights, the content of which was more similar to the music played on his current show. Rob da Bank filled in for John Peel's show for several weeks following his death in 2004.

In 2009 he gave BBC Blast an exclusive look behind the scenes of his show. Until 2014, he hosted a Friday-night/Saturday-morning BBC Radio 1 show focused on left-field electronica.He is also the owner of a number of business ventures under the name Sunday Best, which originated as a Sunday night event in a Battersea tea-room.The music played by Rob da Bank on Sunday Best helped launch the "bar culture" (as opposed to "club culture"), which features more relaxed activities than dancing.Sunday Best has grown to incorporate a record label and two offshoot music festivals, Bestival on the Isle of Wight and in 2008, Camp Bestival, which is more family orientated and held in the grounds of Lulworth Castle in Dorset. In 2018 Bestival went into administration, leaving many workers unpaid. However, a festival of the same name, curated by Gorham and his wife Josie, was announced for 2019, at the same site and on the equivalent weekend. Gorham has also compiled a mix LP for the Fabric night club's series of mix compilations, entitled Fabric 24 (2006).In June 2014, it was announced that in September 2014, da Bank would leave BBC Radio 1 and that he would join the 6 Music family. His last show was on Saturday 30 August 2014. Da Bank hosts a weekly radio show on Evolution I Heart Radio in America.In 2014, alongside Graphite Media he set up the company 'Earworm', a Music Supervision, Original Composition and Talent Procurement service for Film, TV, Video Games and Advertising. Recent work includes the music supervision for BBC Drama – From There To Here, original compositions for the new HBO show 'The Left Overs', the title music for Annie Mac's 'Superstar DJs' on Channel 4 and music supervision for forthcoming Xbox One game – Forza Horizon 2.Da Bank was awarded The Outstanding Contribution Award at the 2014 AIF Festival Congress Awards.

Robin Hill Country Park

Robin Hill Country Park is an 88-acre (36 ha) theme park located in Downend; outside of Newport, Isle of Wight. Robin Hill is owned by the Dabell family, who also own Blackgang Chine; another Isle of Wight amusement Park located in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The park has four main rides: A quarter-mile downhill toboggan, 4D Motion Cinema, 'Cows Express' Junior train ride and the 'Colossus' a swinging galleon boat ride. On the site of Robin Hill is the buried farmstead of Combley Roman Villa. This is explained in the 'Romans at Robin Hill' exhibition when at the park. Robin Hill is also noted for wildlife, particularly the red squirrels.The park was the location for the annual Bestival music festival held every September, but has now moved to Lulworth Castle in Dorset. In 2009 it received a "Tourism & Leisure Business Award for Excellence" from the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce In 2016, it was announced that Bestival was changing location to Dorset.

The park organises a number of regular events. "Electric Woods" events happen several times a year with different themes. February Half term Electric Woods 'Spirit of the Orient' (Chinese New Year), Summer Holidays Various themes, Summer 2015 'Carnival ' October Half Term 'Electric Woods' 'Festival of Light' inspired by Diwali.The park has cafés, ice creams and snack kiosks, a gift shop and a car park.

Subgiant (band)

Subgiant is a UK electro trio founded in London, consisting of Olly Maw, Dan Hayes, and Tushar Joshi, formed in 2004. Subgiant have made appearances at festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Blissfields and Glade Festival as well as various clubs worldwide.

The Correspondents (band)

The Correspondents are a British electro swing duo based in London, formed by frontman Mr. Bruce and DJ Chucks in 2007.

They have gained a reputation in the electro swing scene for both their energetic musical style—a mixture of early 20th century jazz and swing, with modern electro and drum'n'bass—and for Mr. Bruce's flamboyant stage presence. They have been described as "the kings of hip hop swing", "brilliant and ridiculous in gloriously equal measures." Since 2014 their live shows and recorded music have consisted of multi-genre dance music spanning blues, jazz, soul, funk and out and out electro pop.The band have played at major festivals such as WOMAD, Glastonbury, Bestival, and Secret Garden Party.Their song "Fear and Delight" is used as the theme tune to BBC Three comedy Crims.

UK Festival Awards

The UK Festival Awards are awarded annually, with various categories for all aspects of festivals that have taken place in the UK, and one category for European festivals. The Awards were first established in 2004, and are produced by Virtual They are voted for by the public via the UK Festival Awards website. To ensure fairness, the votes are weighted to take into account the event capacity.The 2008 Awards ceremony was held on 30 October 2008 at the IndigO2 venue in London. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy will receive funds raised on the night.The 2011 Awards ceremony was held at the Roundhouse in Camden.Since 2017 the UK Festival Awards have been held at Troxy, the music and events venue in Stepney, London.

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