If you’re looking for an excuse to visit the lovely British city of Dorset this fall, then music lovers may have the exact opportunity. The Bestival is taking place between Thursday, September 7th, and Sunday, September 10th, and the lineup is stacked.
The wonderful world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best empire. The renowned music specialist had a dream to create his vision of the modern-day festival. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co-founders/partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now reality. On a mission to change the face of independent festival culture, the fearless foursome are spreading the love worldwide.
It’s Rob and Josie da Bank’s creative vision that sets Bestival apart. While the massive musical brain of Rob ensures the Bestival line-up is the most eclectic you’ll ever experience, it’s Josie’s creative wand that casts its magic over Bestival land. From the most original boutique campsite experience, to the Bollywood Tent, the incredible world of Caravanserai, fancy dress en masse and even a landlocked port, it’s this uniqueness that makes Bestival a wondrous world of discovery and adventure that will inspire peace, love and dancing not only in September, but all year round…
Headlining acts will eclectically range from the hip hop stylings A Tribe Called Quest, to the 80s/90s pop-rock of the Pet Shop Boys. But what will be most interesting for readers of this website will likely be the Ambient Forest. A music stage for ambient music and other genres of a similar ilk will be set in a wooded area and surrounded by activities encouraging your inner abstract impressionist. Considering how atmospheric ambient and IDM can be, this will be an excellent opportunity to add an extra dimension to your music music experience.
For those whose interest has been piqued, check out Bestival’s website here.