The Bestival is a music festival on the Isle of Wight, England. The Isle of Wight is an English Island and county in the English Channel between three and five miles (8 km from the south coast of the England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It is held annually in late summer since 2004 in a small country park called 'Robin Hill'. Robin Hill is an 88 Acre family Theme park, billed as a countryside adventure park in the centre of the Isle of Wight, England. The event is organized by Rob da Bank and is an off-shoot of his Sunday Best record label and club nights. Robert Gorham, known by the pseudonym Rob da Bank, is a British Disc jockey. The Isle of Wight was chosen for many reasons as the site of the Bestival, primarily due to its notable natural beauty. It is also known that the Isle of Wight holds more carnivals per capita than anywhere else in the United Kingdom.
Around the same time frame, the Isle of Wight Festival was also started on the island. The Isle of Wight Festival is a Music festival which takes place annually on the Isle of Wight, England. Besides being generally smaller, there are several qualities that make the Bestival different. It is considered more alternative and diverse, offering a large selection of vegetarian foods; a dressing up tent and 'secret stages'. Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes Meat (including game and slaughter by-products Fish (including Shellfish and other sea In 2005, an attempt was made to set the Guinness World Record for most people in fancy dress at any one event. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Guinness World Records, known until 2000 as The Guinness Book of Records (and in previous U A costume party ( American English) or a fancy dress party ( British English) mainly in contemporary Western culture, is a type of Party
The festival is heavily involved in supporting social, political and environmental causes. The 2006 Bestival featured Brian Eno backing a stop the Iraq war campaign. Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno (born 15 May 1948 commonly known as Brian Eno (ˈiːnoʊ is an English Musician, producer The Bestival also aims to be Carbon neutral, not only via Carbon offsetting but also by reducing forms of other waste and emissions. Being carbon neutral, or carbon neutrality, refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered A carbon offset is a financial instrument representing a reduction in Greenhouse gas emissions
The Bestival is often described as a "boutique festival" due to its non-corporate feel. It is also known for piloting odd and innovative ideas, including an inflatable church where people can get married. Other features include the "Breastival", a quiet Yurt designated for mothers and their breast feeding children. A yurt is a portable Felt -covered wood lattice -framed dwelling structure used by Nomads in the Steppes of Central Asia. The local Women's Institute has also been involved by providing refreshments for a minimal price.
Attendance - 15,000
Attendance - 17,000
2006 - Gogol Bordello, Pet Shop Boys, Scissor Sisters, Amadou & Mariam, Brakes, Devendra Banhart, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, , Good Shoes, Hot Chip, iLiKETRAiNS, Jim Noir, John Martyn, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Klaxons, Lily Allen, Mystery Jets, Scritti Politti, The Cuban Brothers, The Fall, The Long Blondes, The Pipettes, The Stranglers and The Sunshine Underground. Bestival 2006 was the third annual Bestival organised by the Rob da Bank 's Sunday Best label This is a list of notable events in Music that took place in the year 2006. Gogol Bordello is a Multi-ethnic Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of New York City that formed in 1999 and is known for its The capitalisation of song titles in this article is disputed The Scissor Sisters is a Grammy Award -nominated American band that formed in 2001 Amadou and Mariam are a Musical duo from Mali, composed of the couple Mariam Doumbia (vocals (born in Mali's capital Bamako 15 April 1958 and Brakes are a four member band from Brighton, England, fronted by Eamon Hamilton, formerly of British Sea Power. Devendra Banhart (born May 30 1981) is a Venezuelan - American Folk rock Singer-songwriter and Musician. Get Cape Wear Cape Fly is the stage name of English artist Sam Duckworth and his band Good Shoes are a four-piece English Indie pop band hailing from Morden, London. Hot Chip is a British Electropop band They have released three studio albums&mdash Coming on Strong, The Warning, and iLiKETRAiNS are a Post-rock band from Leeds, England. Their songs are composed of expansive orchestral and guitar-based sounds Jim Noir (real name Alan Roberts) is an English Singer-songwriter from Davyhulme, Manchester. John Martyn (born Iain David McGeachy on 11 September 1948 in New Malden, Surrey, England) is a British Kid Creole and the Coconuts is an American musical group created and led by August Darnell Klaxons are a English Indie rock / Dance punk band based in London Lily Rose Beatrice Allen (born 2 May 1985) is an English Singer-songwriter and television presenter. Mystery Jets is an English four-piece indie band formerly based on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham, London. Scritti Politti are a British band, originally formed in 1978 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. The Fall are an English Post-punk band formed in Prestwich, Greater Manchester in 1976 The Long Blondes are a five-piece English Indie rock band from Sheffield, United Kingdom circa 2004 The Pipettes are a British Indie pop Girl group formed in Brighton. The Stranglers are an English rock music group formed on 11 September 1974 in Guildford, Surrey. The Sunshine Underground are an English, Leeds based Indie rock band
2007 - Beastie Boys, The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Madness, Gregory Isaacs, The Levellers, The Orb, The Gossip, Kate Nash, Jack Penate, Patrick Wolf, Billy Bragg, The Maccabees, Dub Pistols, Calvin Harris, Friendly Fires and The Shakes. The Bestival 2007 was the fourth installment of the Bestival a boutique music festival at Robin Hill on the Isle Of Wight Events 1251 BC - A Solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes Greece. Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2007 The Chemical Brothers are an English Grammy Award winning Electronic music duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons (occasionally referred to as Chemical Primal Scream are a Brit-nominated Scottish Alternative rock group formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie ( vocals Gregory Isaacs (born Gregory Anthony Isaacs, 15 July, 1950, Fletchers Land Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican Reggae The Levellers are a popular English rock band influenced by punk and traditional English music. The Orb are an English Electronic music group known for popularising Chill out music in the 1990s and spawning the genre of Ambient house. Gossip (also known as GOXXIP or sometimes GSSP) is a three piece US Indie rock band Kate Marie Nash (born 6 July 1987) is an English Singer-songwriter based in London. Jack Fabian Peñate (born 2 September 1984, Blackheath, London; IPA:) is an English Musician and Singer-songwriter Patrick Wolf (born Patrick Denis Apps on June 30, 1983) is an English Singer-songwriter from South London. Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England) better known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who The Maccabees are an English indie band based in Brighton and originally from south London. Dub Pistols' are a London Dub music and primary Big beat band founded by ex-club promoter Barry Ashworth in 1996 Calvin Harris (born January 17 1984) is a Scottish Friendly Fires are an English band from St Albans, Hertfordshire.
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