5 – 7th September 2008
WHY WE’RE GOING
We’ve been raving on about boutique festivals all summer but all the boutiques in the world couldn’t replace Bestival. With every one of its four years it has become bigger but it is still cosily referred to as a medium sized festival, a tag that allows it to bring in some of the best breaking bands of the year with a host of unknowns and big headliners. This year is no different - Rob da Banks curating brings together a cross section of respected artists like George Clinton, Golden Silvers and Jeffrey Lewis.
These, along with the comedians and DJs leave hardly enough time to enjoy the cinema or the tea cakes, the swimming or the inflatable church, the mini Malawi festival or the physics performances.
Bestival has taken the ‘music festival that music fans go to’ baton firmly out of Glastonbury’s grasp and it won’t let go too easily.
WHO WE’LL BE SEEING
My Bloody Valentine
WHAT WE’LL BE WEARING
Well the theme this year is '30,000 Freaks Under The Sea' so we’ll be dressed as Atlantis royalty.
The new Bestival compilation CD A-Z Bestival (Compiled by Rob da Bank) is released through Sunday Best on 1st September