We are absolutely thrilled and amazingly delighted to announce that Bestival has won the Fans’ Favourite Festival Award at the esteemed UK Festival Awards!
A brand new award for the event and one of the few awards that is voted for by the people that really matter to us – that’s you lot!!! – we are exceptionally honoured to be the inaugural winners and we are, as ever, totally indebted to all Bestival-goers for voting for us. So thank you very, very much!
A jubilant Rob da Bank commented last night: “We’re lucky to have won a lot of awards over the years but this is the one that counts tonight as it’s voted for by the fans. The Bestival crowd are the best party crowd ever and we can’t thank them enough for supporting us year after year. Roll on 2012, we’re gonna give you one hell of a show to say thanks!”
In what can only be described as our biggest and best show yet, Bestival 2011 was a rollercoaster ride of pure joy with legendary headline sets from The Cure, Bjork and Pendulum and an almost endless litany of highlights that included astonishing sets from PJ Harvey, Brian Wilson, Public Enemy, The Village People, Metronomy, DJ Shadow, Primal Scream, the Maccabees, Fatboy Slim, Joy Orbison, Kelis and so many more. Plus there was a whole world of magic and mayhem to be found throughout Robin Hill, from the amazing Swamp Shack, Wishing Tree and Roller Disco to the Ambient Forest, Tomorrow’s World, Come Dancing and beyond, it was utterly epic from start to finish and we loved every minute of it and we’re very proud that you did too!
With 2012 just around the corner we’re already deep into planning just how we can follow up such a momentous year but you can be sure we’ll put our hearts and souls into it, so why not make sure you can join us on the Isle of Wight from the 6th – 9th September 2012 by grabbing an Early Bird ticket, whilst you still can.