Bestival a Sellout
Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:34 PM
"Bestival 2008 is now a complete sell-out.
With an incredible line-up that includes indie giants My Bloody Valentine, queen of soulful pop Amy Winehouse and techno titans Underworld in the headline slots, 30,000 tickets have sold out with almost six months to spare.
Bestival curator and BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank, who hails from Hamble, said: "We sold out of 30,000 tickets in record time which is ace because now I can go outside and enjoy the sunshine!"
Treats for tickets holders at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight, from September 5-7 include the BBC Introducing tent full of cutting edge talent from the likes of The Duke Spirit, Teenagers and Tawiah to some of the world's greatest DJs such as Laurent Garnier and Carl Craig plus pop legends Human League and Gary Numan.
There will also be Bestival fun and games, some very special fifth birthday high-jinks and fancy dress.
For anyone who hasn't yet got a ticket there is still plenty of Bestival cheer to be had this summer with the inaugural Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle in July.
The line-up includes the likes of rock 'n' roll daddy Chuck Berry, the psychedelic costumed craziness of Flaming Lips and Brit Award-winning Kate Nash."
Posted 25 April 2008 - 02:24 AM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 07:43 PM
Bestival back-up plan if Amy fails to show
By Ross Findon - Monday, September 1, 2008
Bestival organisers have a back-up plan in case headliner Amy Winehouse drops out.
BESTIVAL bosses have said they have a back-up plan in case headliner Amy Winehouse drops out.
The troubled star pulled out of Rock En Seine in Paris at the weekend with a spokesman claiming she was unwell.
Her management has refused to comment on whether she will face legal action as a result of pulling out of that festival just two hours before she was due on stage.
Amy is due to headline Bestival on Saturday and organisers have said they are discussing the situation with her management.
On the event’s website forum yesterday (Sunday), Radio 1 DJ and Bestival co-founder Rob da Bank said: “Regarding Amy, simply, I do not have any more info as of today. I am in contact with her agent and manager and we’ll know what’s happening after the weekend.”
He added: “If she can’t do the gig, rest assured I do have a very good back up plan...Have we ever let you down?”
Bestival bosses have announced provisional times for many of the acts due to perform over the weekend.
They can be seen at www.bestival.net/html/news/813
Posted 02 September 2008 - 03:14 AM
Now I'm worried about this "brain damage" business. I know it's just a rumor, but I sure don't like those words appearing in the same sentence as "Amy Winehouse".
"Flawed yet fabulous, tormented yet towering"
Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:16 PM
Bestival creator DJ Rob da Bank has revealed that he has a back-up plan in case Amy Winehouse does not turn up to her scheduled slot at the Isle Of Wight bash on Saturday (September 6).
Writing on the Bestival website forum, the DJ said that at present the singer is still expected to perform her headline slot.
Winehouse was threatened with legal action after failing to show up to her scheduled show at Paris' Rock En Seine festival on Friday (August 29).
"Regarding Amy, simply, I do not have any more info as of today (September 2)," he wrote "I am in contact with her agent and manager and we'll know what's happening after the weekend.
"If she can't do the gig, rest assured I do have a very good back-up plan. Have we ever let you down?"
Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:57 PM
Organisers of the three-day Bestival event on the Isle of Wight said they were shocked when Winehouse requested two whole crates of bourbon for the gig, The Sun said.
Now they are concerned that Winehouse - who is already facing legal threats after pulling out of a scheduled performance in France recently - may appear on stage in no state to wow the festival crowds.
A festival source described her request as "a ridiculous amount that she and her team could not possibly consume during their short stay".
“Everyone is really excited about getting Amy to perform here, and naturally there are now fears she is planning something wild," the source told the UK tabloid.
“With Amy’s record this can mean failure to perform or giving a shambolic performance. Whiskey is better than heroin - but not 48 bottles of the stuff.”
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