Bestival 2016

Bestival 2016

September 8, 2016 - September 11, 2016
September 8, 2016 - September 11, 2016
Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight


Bestival is a four-day music festival held at the Robin Hill country park on the Isle of Wight, England. It has been held annually in late summer since 2004. 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 and 2012, 'Fan's Favourite' in 2011 and 'Best Innovation' in 2005.[2]

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The Cure
Animal Collective
Danish singer-songwriter
bornAugust 13, 1988
Odense, Denmark
Wiz Khalifa
bornSeptember 8, 1987
Minot, North Dakota

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The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex, in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with their debut album Three Imaginary Boys; this, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band's increasingly dark and tormented music was a staple of the emerging gothic rock genre.

After the release of 1982's Pornography, the band's future was uncertain and Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired. With the single "Let's Go to Bed" released the same year, Smith began to place a pop sensibility into the band's music and their popularity increased as the decade wore on, with songs like "Just Like Heaven", "Lovesong" and "Friday I'm in Love". The band is estimated to have sold 27 million albums as of 2004 and have released thirteen studio albums, ten EPs and over thirty singles during their career.


Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987), better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His Eurodance-influenced single, "Say Yeah", received urban radio airplay, charting on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008.[1]

Khalifa parted with Warner Bros. and released his second album, Deal or No Deal, in November 2009. He released the mixtape Kush and Orange Juice as a free download in April 2010; he then signed with Atlantic Records.[2] He is also well known for his debut single for Atlantic, "Black and Yellow", which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut album for the label, Rolling Papers, was released on March 29, 2011.[3] He followed that album with O.N.I.F.C. on December 4, 2012, which was backed by the singles "Work Hard, Play Hard" and "Remember You". Wiz released his fourth album Blacc Hollywood on August 18, 2014, backed by the lead single We Dem Boyz. In March 2015, he released "See You Again" for the soundtrack of the film Furious 7 and the song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks.[4]

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Robin Hill Country Park
Robin Hill Country Park is a 88-acre (36 ha) theme park located in Downend; outside of Newport, Isle of Wight. Robin Hill is owned by the Dabell family, who also own Blackgang Chine; another Isle of Wight amusement Park located in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The Park has 4 main rides: A quarter mile downhill Toboggan, 4D Motion Cinema, 'Cows Express' Junior train ride and the 'Colossus' a swinging galleon boat ride.


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News Articles7

Police seize £175,000 of drugs at Bestival
The Portsmouth News  –  September 12, 2016
DRUGS worth £175,000 were seized from festival-goers at Bestival this weekend. Police say £62,518-worth of the drugs and psychoactive substances were placed in amnesty bins. They have also reported stopping a Ford Transit van coming off the ferry at ...
The Cure and The Human League saved Bestival from being the worst festival of the summer - review
Daily Telegraph  –  September 12, 2016
Since Bestival began on the Isle of Wight in 2004, the key to its appeal for punters has always been the fancy dress. This year’s theme was “the future” – think sparkly spacemen, stormtroopers and dystopian Mad Max get-up – which is ironic given ...
Bestival from the sky at night (4K drone video footage)  –  September 12, 2016
Take a moment and cop a load of this 4K aerial drone video footage from above Bestival site over the weekend. It looks like a magical land! Social media has been flooded this weekend with photos from Bestival, the alternative Isle of Wight music festival ...
Bestival: A fitting finale
Isle of Wight County Press  –  September 12, 2016
A PRINCE 'purple rave' tribute as fireworks filled the sky ensured everyone left Bestival last night (Sunday) with smiles on their faces. It was a perfectly planned finale by Rob da Bank and the Bestival team — while all the young 'uns were getting down ...
In pictures: Isle of Wight hosts Bestival
BBC  –  September 10, 2016
Thousands of music lovers have headed to Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight for Bestival. Here's our selection of some of the sights from the four-day festival, which runs until Sunday.
When is Bestival 2016 and where is it held? Dates, line-up, tickets and how to get there  –  September 7, 2016
AWARD winning Bestival kicks off tomorrow and will be celebrating it’s thirteenth year – marking the end of the UK festival season for 2016. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Bestival. The festival runs from Thursday 8 September ...
Bestival in England and a Biennial in Brazil: Global Arts Guide
New York Times  –  September 2, 2016
The British electronica group Hot Chip, the American house musicians who go by the names Major Lazer, Wiz Khalifa and Katy B, are among the artists who will perform at this music event, held at a theme park on the Isle of Wight. More than 100 acts will ...

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