Bestival 2017

Bestival 2017

September 7, 2017 - September 10, 2017
September 7, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Weymouth
Weymouth
 
 

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Bestival is a four-day music festival held in the south of England. It has been held annually in late summer since 2004 at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. In 2017 the festival relocated to the Lulworth Estate in Dorset. The event is organized by DJ and record producer Rob da Bank along with his wife Josie and is an offshoot of his Sunday Best record label and club nights.[1] The initial Bestival attracted 10,000 people, growing to 55,000 in 2010. Bestival won 'Best Major Festival' at the 2015 UK Festival Awards, having won 'Best Medium-Sized Festival' in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009, 'Best Major Festival' in 2010, 2012 and in 2015, 'Fan's Favourite' in 2011 and 'Best Innovation' in 2005.[2]

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The xx
 
 
Little Dragon
 
Dizzee Rascal
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bornSeptember 18, 1984
 
A Tribe Called Quest
 

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The xx are an English indie band formed in 2005 in Wandsworth, London,[4] and currently consists of Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx. They are best known for their distinct and unique minimalistic sound that blends the likes of indie pop, indie electronic, dream pop and electronic rock and the dual vocalist setup of both Croft and Sim.

The band was formed when Croft and Sim met during their time at Elliott School, with Baria Qureshi joining the same year and Smith a year after. After posting demos on their Myspace page, they drew the attention of the Beggars Group-owned label Young Turks. Working with producer Rodaidh McDonald, the band released their debut album, xx, in August 2009. The album was a commercial and critical success, ranking first for The Guardian's and second for NME's best of the year lists among others,[5][6] and won the Mercury Prize in 2010. After their debut, Qureshi was released from the group and their second album, Coexist, was released on 5 September 2012 to positive reviews, peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.[7] After a four-year lapse between releases, including Smith's solo debut in 2015, In Colour, the band released their third album, I See You, on 13 January 2017, which debuted to critical acclaim and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.[8]

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A Tribe Called Quest is an American hip-hop collective formed in 1985[2] and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip,[3] MC Phife Dawg, DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad and MC Jarobi White, who left the group in 1991 after the release of their debut album. White continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. The group released six albums between 1990 and 2016. The band broke up in 1998 after releasing their fifth album. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the United States. In 2016, they released their sixth album, which was still incomplete when Phife Dawg died suddenly in March 2016, and was completed by the other members after his death.[4]

The group is regarded as a pioneer of alternative hip-hop music, having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists.[5] John Bush of AllMusic called them "the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990s."[6] The Source gave the group's debut album a rating of five 'mics,' the first time the magazine gave out this rating.[7][8] In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received a Special Achievement Award at the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.[9] In 2007, the group was formally honored at the 4th VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.

Castle Stage Performers18

Box Stage Performers16

Temple Stage Performers20

Bollywood Stage Performers8

Reggae Roots Stage Performers5

HMS Bestival Stage Performers8

Invaders of the Future Stage Performers10

Lulworth Castle
Lulworth Castle, in East Lulworth, Dorset, England, situated south of Wool, is an early 17th-century mock castle. The stone building has now been re-built as a museum. The castle is surrounded by Lulworth Park and the Lulworth Estate.

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Woman Murdered at Bestival in UK, Suspect Arrested
  –  September 12, 2017
Soon after this years Bestival in the UK, which took place in Dorset at the Lulworth estate, police found the body of a twenty-five year old women in the woods near the festival grounds. The victim has been identified as Louella Michie, the daughter of a ...
Holby City star John Michie's daughter dies at Bestival
  –  September 12, 2017
A woman who was found dead at Bestival was the daughter of Holby City, Taggart and Coronation Street actor John Michie, his agent has confirmed. The body of Louella Michie, 25, from London, was discovered in a wooded area at the Dorset festival site.
Ex-Corrie star John Michie says daughter's Bestival death was 'tragic accident' as he rubbishes murder claims
  –  September 12, 2017
Police have confirmed a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after Louella Michie, 25, died at the Dorset music festival. But ex-Coronation Street star John, 60, dismissed murder claims, insisting his daughter's death was a "tragic accident".
A Tribe Called Quest Perform Final Show At UK’s Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
It’s the end of an era. While Tip did announce that the Bestival performance was “gonna be our last show as A Tribe Called Quest, ever,” there still remains hope for fans; back in December 2016 Q-Tip revealed that there may be more music coming in ...
Man arrested on suspicion of murder at Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
The body of a 25-year-old woman was discovered this morning. A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead at Bestival earlier this morning (September 11). According to BBC News, the body of an unnamed 25-year-old ...
A Tribe Called Quest Officially Ends 27-Year Run With Bestival Performance
  –  September 11, 2017
A Tribe Called Quest, still grieving from the loss of Phife Dawg, officially ended their 27-year run, confirming they have performed for the very last time as a collective, Saturday night at Bestival in Dorset, England. According to NME, Q-Tip told ...
Video: A Tribe Called Quest Plays ‘Last Show’ Ever at UK’s Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
Although Q-Tip has mentioned that fans could possibly see another “incarnation” of the veteran rap group, which suffered the death of Phife Dawg last year, the rapper has also said in the past that their recent shows in support of 2016’s “We Got It ...
Murder arrest after woman found dead at Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
The man arrested is now being interviewed under caution while forensic officers examine the area where the victim was found. Police are yet to release the identity of the victim. He is now being questioned by the police, according to the BBC. DCI Sarah ...
Man Arrested for Murder of Attendee at UK’s Bestival Music Fest
  –  September 11, 2017
A man has been arrested for the alleged murder of a 25-year-old attendee at Bestival, a music festival in southwest England, over the weekend. The Independent reports that the victim, an attendee who’d traveled from London, was reported missing after ...
Woman murdered at UK’s Bestival, 28-year-old man arrested
  –  September 11, 2017
Over the weekend, thousands of festival goers attended Bestival at the Lulworth estate in Dorset, UK. After the festival came to a close on Sunday night, local police were alerted to concerns about the welfare of one of the attendees. After conducting a ...
Body Of Young Woman Found Dead At Bestival Prompts Murder Investigation
  –  September 11, 2017
A woman’s body found dead on the site of Bestival this past weekend has prompted the arrest of 28-year-old man from London on suspicion of murder. The 25-year-old woman, also from London, was found away from the main area of the festival, in a more ...
That's A Wrap: A Tribe Called Quest’s Final Show Was Bestival 2017
  –  September 11, 2017
Dorset, England – Fans attending Bestival 2017 may have witnessed history. During A Tribe Called Quest’s set at the England-based festival, Q-Tip told the crowd they were watching the group’s final show. “A Tribe Called Quest, we suffered a blow ...
Woman Found Dead After Bestival UK
  –  September 11, 2017
Following a call alerting police that the woman was missing at around 1 a.m. Sept. 11, officers conducted a search of the festival area. The woman was found in a wooded area close to the site. Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire said: “Following ...
Man arrested after young woman is murdered at Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
Bestival evacuated the main arena due to high wind conditions Cops were responding to reports of a concern for welfare of the festival goer from London when they grim discovery was made. The festival was held in Dorset this weekend after leaving the Isle ...
Bestival death: Man arrested on suspicion of murder
  –  September 11, 2017
In a statement on Facebook, the Bestival team called the news "tragic..." Dorset police confirmed that a woman from London was found in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site in the early hours of Monday, September 11. An investigation is under way ...
A Tribe Called Quest Announce Split During Bestival Performance
  –  September 11, 2017
Onstage at Bestival on Saturday night, Q-Tip stopped mid-performance to confirm hints that A Tribe Called Quest was in the midst of playing their last show. Referring to the emotional toll of performing without former member Phife Dawg, who succumbed to ...
Man arrested after 25-year-old woman found dead at Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a a 25-year-old woman was found at Britain's Bestival Festival early Monday, police told The Guardian. A 28-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A Tribe Called Quest Play An Emotional Farewell Show At Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
It was a sad moment for hip hop fans everywhere as A Tribe Called Quest played their last ever show at Bestival in the UK, more than a year after the death of their brother and collaborator Phife Dawg. Perhaps the group will reform with a different line-up ...
Man Arrested in Bestival Murder Investigation
  –  September 11, 2017
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 25-year-old woman from London at Bestival, a music festival in Dorset, England. The body of the woman, who had attended the festival, was found this morning in a wooded area on site, according to a local ...
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a death at Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
Lulworth Castle lit up during Bestival on Sunday. Tabatha Fireman/Reuters A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 25-year-old woman was found dead at Bestival, a music festival in southwestern England. The woman, who has not been named, was ...
A Tribe Called Quest Played Their Final Show Ever at Bestival 2017
  –  September 11, 2017
On Saturday (Sept. 9), A Tribe Called Quest played their last show ever after performing in Wareham, England at the Besitval music festival. In the middle of a performance of “Whateva Will Be,” Q-Tip stopped the song and told the crowd, “A Tribe ...
Man Arrested on Murder Charges After Woman Is Found Dead at Bestival Music Festival
  –  September 11, 2017
A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a a 25-year-old woman was found at Britain’s Bestival Festival early Monday, police told The Guardian. The woman’s body was found in a wooded area on the perimeter of the festival ...
Live updates as man arrested on suspicion of murdering woman at Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 25-year-old woman was found dead at the Bestival music festival. The body of the woman was discovered in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site at Lulworth Castle in the early hours of this ...
Murder inquiry after woman's body discovered at Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at the Bestival music festival. Dorset Police said officers were alerted just before 1am on Monday after concerns were raised about the woman's welfare. The 25-year ...
Police Arrest Man On Suspicion Of Murder Following Death At U.K.’s Bestival
  –  September 11, 2017
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman at Bestival, the U.K. music festival. Dorset police confirmed that a woman from London was found in a wooded area on the edge of the festival site in the early hours ...
Man Arrested In Bestival Murder Probe
  –  September 11, 2017
This past weekend, the UK festival Bestival came to Dorset. Early this morning, shortly after the festival ended, the body of a 25-year-old woman who’d attended the festival was discovered in a wooded area near the festival. The Guardian reports that ...
A Tribe Called Quest Make It Official And Say Their Bestival Performance Was Their ‘Last Show Ever’
  –  September 10, 2017
The makeup for the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest was forever altered when Phife Dawg passed away in March of last year. The 45-year-old died from complications with diabetes, and though Tribe regrouped to tour and release a new, critically acclaimed ...
Q-Tip Confirms ‘Last Show as A Tribe Called Quest Ever’ At Bestival Performance
  –  September 10, 2017
Attendees of recent A Tribe Called Quest shows have gotten the not so subtle hint that the group plans to shut things down for good following their 2017 tour. Earlier in July, Q-Tip indicated as much, telling fans at the Panorama Festival, “This is it as ...

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