SUNDAY BEST PRESENTS BESTIVAL
9 – 10 – 11 SEPTEMBER 2005
ROBIN HILL COUNTRY PARK, NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT
BESTIVAL 2005 EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT – TICKETS ON SALE
MORE HEADLINERS AND ACTS TO BE REVEALED SOON!
• BBC Radio 1’s Rob da Bank announces the much anticipated ‘Bestival’ Isle of Wight Festival 2005.
• 100s of live acts and DJS over three days on a magical island rooted in the U.K’s musical heritage – the Isle of Wight. Supported by BBC Radio 1.
• Featuring Soulwax, 2 Many DJs, The Magic Numbers, British Sea Power*, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Lee Scratch Perry, Tom Vek, Ulrich Schnauss (only UK festival date), Terry Hall (The Specials), Jah Shaka, Fabio & Grooverider, Grand National, The Rakes*, The Cuban Brothers, Two Lone Swordsmen, Emiliana Torrini, The Earlies, Hot Chip, Dub Pistols, Eclectic Method Howard Marks, The Filthy Dukes* plus many many more exciting bands and acts still to be announced.
* Presented by Adventures In The Beetroot Field
• Plus BBC Radio 1’s Bobby & Nihal present the Bollywood Cocktail Bar
• Local Isle of Wight heroes The Bees host the 24 Hour Village
• Jack Daniels and BarFly present The JD Set Lounge: A new acoustic arena with intimate performances from the hottest live acts around
Now in its second year, Bestival has been celebrated for its original programming and open-minded ethos and is being acclaimed as the hot ticket in this year’s festival calendar. This unique festival, combines international stars, boutique atmosphere and fun on the grandest scale. Set in the idyllic Robin Hill Country Park, which is a beautiful 88 acre park of natural woodland, lakes, birds, titchy animals and lots of green grass and trees – Bestival is a proper Garden of Eden perched only four miles off the south coast of England. Small and perfectly formed as it is, people are advised not to delay in purchasing tickets (full details at bottom of press release).
BBC Radio 1’s Rob da Bank, who’s cutting the airwaves with two BBC Radio 1 shows – his weekly Thursday night slot as part of OneMusic and his legendary early hours Saturday Session The Blue Room, has once again programmed some of the freshest talent mixed in with the most respected heritage acts across 5 arenas – The Main Stage, the already legendary Bollywood Cocktail bar, The Big Top, the 24 hour village and the new JD Set Lounge.
Once again Bestival will be involving the locals with the return of the much-loved Women’s Institute Tea Tent, this time including an Exhibition celebrating their 90th Anniversary. The Island Band & DJ Competition will also return, the final being 14th July 2005 – so all bands and DJ’s get prepared…watch this space for more details. The Farmers Market will return with their local produce for the perfect picnic. The Bees are this year hosting the Dub Café in the 24 Hour Village. We’ll be introducing a Band Stand this year with local talent, children’s entertainers and even the WI Choir! Carlsbrooke High School Choir will be performing a selection of African Gospel and doo-wop songs acapella style. And local garden nurseries will once again help to decorate the site.
Bestival is brought to you by Sunday Best, Rob da Bank’s party night and record label combo legendary for breaking some of the hottest new talent over the past ten years.
Bestival premiered in 2004 and featured over a 100 live acts and DJs including Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, The Bees, Zero 7, Lee Scratch Perry, Mylo and DJ Yoda as well as the scooter racing Hells Grannies, the fabulous Insecurity Guards, a banging Bollywood Cocktail Bar and of course Chas and Dave live.
Here’s what some of the press said about last year’s debut…
The Guardian – ‘An eclectic festival, with all the surprises and joys of Glastonbury’.
Mixmag – ‘This is history in the making …. like the good bits from Glasto’s Lost Vagueness and The Big Chill rolled into one. Bestival was the perfect end to a perfect summer’.
Evening Standard – ‘Definitely the most aesthetically pleasing festival of the summer. The tents were beautifully decorated and the site was gorgeous. Don’t miss next year’.
Daily Star – ‘The atmosphere has been magic’
Isle of Wight County Press – ‘Men dressed as women, women dressed as cowboys, a giant wicker bird and a 68 year old reggae hero gathered at the weekend to make the first island Bestival a zestful festival of success’.
Music Week – ‘The weekend’s Bestival managed to avoid the late summer weather to host a successful first event. The forecast looks good for the events future’.
Tickets available now via:
Ticketline – 08700 667753
Red funnel ferry ticket line: 0870 444 88 98 / link (Ferry packages from Southampton)
Wightlink ticket ferry line: 0870 582 7744 / link (Ferry packages from Portsmouth)
Non Island = Full adult- £89.00 / Full child- £44.50 / Adult day- £37.50 / Child day- £18.75 / under 5’s free
Island residents = Full adult- £75.00 / Full child- £37.50 / Adult day- £30.00 / Child day- £15.00 / under 5’s free
Early bird island full weekend at £50.00 for limited promotional period (link for details)
All campervans at £30.00