We are buzzing at Besti-HQ with the fantastic news that Village People will be judging our Rock Stars, Pop Stars and Divas Bestival 2011 fancy dress competition! Prime purveyors of classic New York disco, Village People’s predilection for dressing up as American cultural stereotypes made them one of the most iconic bands the planet has ever seen, so there really couldn’t be a better band to judge our famous fancy dress shenanigans.
Taking time out from rummaging through his extensive dressing up box, Rob da Bank said: ‘I can’t think of a more suitable act to judge this year’s fancy dress competition than Village People! They practically invented the genre so prepare to put some effort in to wow the cowboy, impress the policeman or win over the red indian with your best Rock Star, Pop Star or Diva… The combinations are endless and, as ever, Bestivalites are invited to use their imaginations and not stick to the script’
As we know from years gone by, creativity knows no bounds for you lot, so in return for giving us an upfront glimpse of your amazing creations you could be in with a chance of winning a lifetime’s supply of Bestival tickets! All you have to do to enter is send us a photo of you dressed up in your Rock Star, Pop Star or Diva get-up to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/bestivalfestival in a Rock Stars, Pop Stars & Divas photo album. Village People will then choose either the most radically rock’n’roll, the topper-most of the popper-most or deliciously Diva-ish costume from all of the entries on Friday 2nd September and the winners will get their hands on that coveted lifetime’s supply of Bestival tickets, whilst two runners-up will bag a Bestival hoodie each, so make sure you email your pics in now for your chance to win!
David Hodo (aka the “Construction Worker” of Village People) said:‘Village People dress up in costumes every time we go on-stage. It will be fun to judge other people who get dressed up also. We are so looking forward to being judges at the competition for Bestival 2011.’
As well as all the dressing up fun, the Bestival crew has decided to salute our pick of the heroes that make Bestival the truly wonderful fun-filled weekend it is. Working with the Big-Top Trumps games company (from the Isle of Wight), we’ve commissioned a special limited-edition game of Super Bestival Heroes for 2011, celebrating the people who are doing something special and wacky to help raise money for charity, raise the spirits or just make you feel that little bit better when you’re at Robin Hill.
Each Super Bestival Hero has an individual card with their special skills and Rock Star points, BPMs, Lunacy level, Stamina required and the Big Love their activity generates. The top score wins in each category and the winner is the one with all the cards. You can download the game for free from our Besti-Blog so click the link, print out the page and cut around the cards for an ace game; guaranteed to make the ferry journey over to the Isle of Wight or early morning in your tent a little more fun.
And here’s just a little reminder that you if you haven’t already, you can download the cut and paste-tastic Nextmen vs Bestival 2011 mix (featuring the crème de la crème of acts appearing at Bestival – with a sprinkling of Camp Bestival acts thrown in for good measure), all mixed with pin-point perfection from the Besti-Blog.
Remember that our fancy dress partner Smiffy’s will be on-site again at Bestival, check out http://www.smiffys.com/ for some fancy dress inspiration and keep on checking www.bestival.net for all the up to the minute news.