Bestival, winner of Best Major Festival at this years Festival Awards announced today its fancy dress theme for this years festival.
“Rock stars, Pop Stars and Diva’s” will be the theme for their infamous fancy dress parade and throughout the weekend. They launch the theme with a Bestival pre-summer bash in two weeks at Camden’s Koko.
Bestival curator Rob da Bank says:
‘Dressing up and escapism has always been a big part of Bestival and our faithful crew are mega inventive to the point of eccentricity! This year’s theme of Rock Stars, Pop Stars and Divas should give everyone enough ideas to really let rip with some outrageous, weird and downright flamboyant outfits. There are no excuses! Having said that i hope everyone doesn’t take it too literally – I’d love to see some Frank Zappas, Captain Beefhearts, Skream and Bengas or a Karen Carpenter as much as the better known faces. This has got to be a great opportunity for some group action too! Personally it’s a toss-up between Dolly Parton and Prince… could make for an interesting outfit!’
Bestval Pre-Party at Koko, Saturday 19th March 9pm – 3am
LIVE: KITTY DAISY & LEWIS | THE CUBAN BROTHERS | YAAKS | GHOSTPOET | SKINNY LISTER | MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER
DJs: ROB DA BANK | SOMBRERO SOUND SYSTEM | GREGS GREATS
Bestival main man Rob da Bank will don the ones and twos for one of his legendary party sets, as the visionary behind the beyond eclectic line-ups which have made Bestival so beloved over the past nine years, you can expect to be cutting rug all night long. Also hitting the decks will be the ever amazing Sombrero Sound System who will cross genres and generations to make it a truly special evening and Greg’s Greats who will be dropping the needle on a treasure trove of shellac grooves.
It all happens on Saturday March 19th from 9pm – 3am and tickets can be bought from Koko or Ticketline.
Bestival Festival 2011 runs from 8-11th September at Robin Hill Country Park. Tickets can be bought here.