Every year Rob da Bank, puts on Bestival Festival on The Isle of Wight and every year a lot of fun is had. There is also a costume theme every year; past themes have been ‘Under the sea’ and ‘Futuristic’ but this year the theme is ‘Pop Stars, Rock Stars and Divas.’ The line-up is also absolutely phenomenal, in my opinion. Here’s my little list of who I think you should go and see this year:
This year, The Cure will be playing and you have no idea how much this excites me. I’m sure that they’ll be playing an array of songs from the span of their thirty year career. Make sure you catch them, it’s going to be pretty bloody special! It will probably be quite like this:
Following the release of his fifth album Lupercalia which is out on the 30th May, Patrick is doing a bundle of festivals, including Bestival. Having seen him live before, I know exactly how insanely dramatic, surprising, exciting and incredibly high quality his show will be. Expect the unexpected, just make sure you’re there to watch him at Bestival; he’ll be brilliant, I promise you.
This lady can never be spoken too highly of; she is a living legend. She has had a lengthly career but has never lost her consistency. Her recent album Let England Shake received a triumphant press reaction and I’m sure will be excellent when performed live. This is not to say that she won’t play songs from her classic album’s such as Stories from the city, Stories from the Sea, Dry and White Chalk.
After being blown away by her second album, Stridulum II , which was released last year, I’m very much looking forward to seeing it played live. Zola Jesus seems like she has a powerful stage presence and puts on an interesting show. Here’s some footage of her at SXSW last year:
I saw him play in a church a couple of weeks ago and was completely and utterly blown away by him musical and production talents; he certainly has a heart wrenchingly beautiful set of lungs on him. I don’t care if he frequently uses samples from other songs; he uses them well and has the musical talent to pull it off.
He is a man that combines Hip Hop and R &B with electronic music, thus creating some awesome dance music. His production skills are brilliant and his music is bursting with dancability which will have drunken festival goers moving about insanely.
That’s it for my picks but the line-up is absolutely brilliant, so just head over to the Bestival website and check it out!
Tickets for the festival are priced at the following rates and are available from the website:
Adult Weekend Tickets: £170 (£160 Student**)Adult Tickets are for anyone aged 16 or over on 08/09/2011. Ticket holders aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*
Age 13 to 15 Child Weekend Tickets: £85 Age 13 to 15 Child Tickets are for anyone aged 13 to 15 on 08/09/2011. Child ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*
Age 12 & Under Child Weekend Tickets: FREEAge 12 & Under Child Tickets are for anyone aged 12 and under on 08/09/2011. Child Ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*.
Please Note: All Children aged 12 and under will need to obtain a (free) ticket this year. No exceptions.