From Bestival HQ: THE SHIP HAS SAILED! A BIG THANK YOU FROM HMS BESTIVAL!
Dates for Bestival 2014: 4th – 7th September, 2014
OUR EPIC 10TH BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR WAS A BLAST!
ELTON JOHN SAYS:
“ONE OF THE BEST EVENINGS OF MY CAREER. AMAZING!”
FATBOY SLIM SAYS:
“ONE OF THE CLASSIC GIGS OF THE YEAR”
GRAB YOURSELF A COPY OF ELTON JOHN’S SET & CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING HIGHLIGHTS GALLERY
We promised you a 10th Birthday Spectacular and that’s exactly what happened! Four incredible days of unadulterated fun made our 10th Bestival the very best one yet. From the simply stunning new arena The Port and the madness of Lionel Richie’s inflatable head, to jaw-dropping headline sets from Fatboy Slim, Snoop Dogg and Elton John, we’ve had the time of our lives aboard HMS Bestival and it’s all down to what a fantastic crowd of sea-faring folk we had with us, so we’d like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you that made it so special. Thank you!Photo: Victor Frankowski
Rob da Bank says: “Ahoy shipmates! Sadly it’s now time to disembark the good ship HMS Bestival and pack up The Port till next year. Words fail us in the Bestival office as to how fantastic a crowd you guys were and what a spectacle you all made right across the weekend, so big up and respect to all of you. Thanks to Mother Nature for a nearly all sunny show and we hope you all enjoyed all the amazing live acts, DJs, films, comedians, walkabout and actors as much as we did. A vintage year for Bestival and we owe it to all of you. We’re off to wash our hair and think of a theme for Bestival 2014. Get ya thinking caps on!”
There may have been a few showers but they never dampened spirits and there was sunshine and lots of smiling faces every single day. Fatboy Slim raised the bar to new heights for Main Stage headline sets on Friday and told us that it was: “one of the classic gigs of the year!”
Bringing the show to a dizzying climax, the likes of which we may never see again, Elton John and his band, were life affirmingly brilliant and it seems the feeling is mutual as commenting on his set Sir Elton said it was: “One of the best evenings of my career. Amazing!”
If you’re after a lasting memento of one of the greatest sets in Bestival history then you’re in luck as Elton John’s set was recorded live and is now available to buy with a share of proceeds from sales going to charity including the Isle of Wight Youth Trust which offers counselling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight.
Special guests Concert Live were aboard HMS Bestival and captured Elton’s first UK camping festival set since 1969. Available separately or as part of a special edition bundle offer, featuring a digital edition of Elton’s forthcoming album, ‘The Diving Board’ – order the rarest live recording from Bestival now!
Photos: Dan Dennison
And make sure you check out our fantastic highlights photo gallery with some breathtaking pics from across the weekend!
Finally, if you enjoyed our little trip in HMS Bestival as much as we did, you’ll be pleased to hear that Early Bird tickets for Bestival 2014, which takes place from September 4th – 7th, 2014 are on sale now and will be available through our groundbreaking weekly payment plan!
Make sure you check www.bestival.net and our Facebook and Twitter for the amazing photo gallery and YouTube films of an unforgettable weekend. And don’t forget to tag your tweets #hmsbestival.
HMS Bestival YouTube Films:
Thursday & Friday:
Photo: Victor Frankowski
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