Newport, England PO30 2NU

Bestival is an award winning 3 day boutique music festival set at Robin Hill - a beautiful leafy country park (a veritable Garden of Eden!) near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight. The event is brought to you by Sunday Best in conjunction with partners Get Involved and the innovative promoters behind these companies are Rob da Bank (Radio 1 DJ supremo and Sunday Best captain) and John Hughes (Get Involved honcho and music manager extraordinaire).

The first Bestival, in September 2004, was headlined by Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim, Zero 7, The Bees, Mylo and Lee 'Scratch' Perry and was a ground-breaking success.

Bestival 2005 meanwhile saw Royksopp, The Magic Numbers, Super Furry Animals, 2manydjs, The Go! Team and Soulwax take to the stage (amongst many others!). It also set the World Record for the Biggest Fancy Dress Party (10,000 people dressed as Cowboys & Indians!) and was voted (by the festival-going public) the Best (Medium-sized) Festival and the Most Innovative Festival at the 2005 UK Festival Awards. Many thanks to those who voted for us!

Bestival 2006 was headlined by Scissor Sisters, Gogol Bordello, Pet Shop Boys and a cast of thousands... you lot... and once again saw us coming up trumps by winning the Best Medium Sized Festival category at the 2006 UK Festival Awards

It is important to know, however, that while music is very important to us, Bestival is about so much more than just that. Rob's wife Josie da Bank is in charge of the whole look and feel of Bestival and she goes to great lengths to make the festival site look amazing. Her Bollywood Cocktail Bar provides the centre-piece to this but she doesn't stop there - all around the site the attention to detail will astound you.

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Added by mattbiddulph on April 7, 2007