Festival Preview: Bestival

BESTIVAL COMES TO KOKO

PRESENTING THIS YEAR’S
BESTIVAL FANCY DRESS THEME

‘ROCK STARS, POP STARS AND DIVAS’

AND

LIVE: KITTY DAISY & LEWIS | THE CUBAN BROTHERS | YAAKS | GHOSTPOET | SKINNY LISTER | MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER : DJs: ROB DA BANK | SOMBRERO SOUND SYSTEM | GREGS GREATS

PLUS

A VERY SPECIAL GUEST DJ TO BE ANNOUNCED

With just over two weeks to go until March 19th when all good
Bestival-ites descend upon Camden, to take over KOKO and party the night
away at our exclusive annual London bash, we can reveal not only our
sumptuous line-up of musical goodies but also our hotly debated Bestival
Fancy Dress theme for 2011!

Rob da Bank says: ‘Dressing up and escapism has always been a big part of
Bestival and our faithful crew are mega inventive to the point of
eccentricity! This year’s theme of Rock Stars, Pop Stars and Divas should
give everyone enough ideas to really let rip with some outrageous, weird
and downright flamboyant outfits. There are no excuses! Having said that i
hope everyone doesn’t take it too literally – I’d love to see some Frank
Zappas, Captain Beefhearts, Skream and Bengas or a Karen Carpenter as much
as the better known faces. This has got to be a great opportunity for some
group action too! Personally it’s a toss-up between Dolly Parton and
Prince… could make for an interesting outfit!’

That’s right it’s time to channel your inner Rock Star, Pop Star or for
the more daring, to unleash your inner Diva. If you’ve ever fancied
yourself as the late great Michael Jackson or think you can give Madonna a
run for her money in a leotard or perhaps rocking Slash’s iconic top hat
look has always appealed, now’s your chance as we launch our Rock Stars,
Pop Stars And Divas theme. KOKO is the testing ground for the big one on
the Isle of Wight, so we want to see a cornucopia of Kate Bush-a-likes, a
deluge of David Bowies and a full-house of Freddie Mercurys rocking,
popping but hopefully not stropping (hold it down you Divas!) at our no
holds barred rave-up at KOKO and then again in September at Robin Hill
Country Park when we’ll be going for the biggest fancy dress party world
record again!

Along with all the dressing up shenanigans we’re exceptionally excited to
announce that Bestival favourites Kitty Daisy & Lewis will be topping the
bill at our exclusive London Shindig at KOKO on March 19th. With a new
single on Sunday Best imminent (keep an eye out on Monday for more news on
that) and the release of the much anticipated second album in the offing,
the band will be playing a wealth of brand new self-penned material as
well as all the old classics, including ‘Mean Son of a Gun’ and ‘Honolulu
Rock-A-Roll-A’, in their first headline appearance in over a year! That’ll
be worth the ticket price alone!

Other top turns playing at our one of one-off Besti-bash include The Cuban
Brothers, our intrepid Havana trio who will orchestrate a giddying display
of body popping and funk and, most probably, nudity to blow away the
winter blues and get people very much focussed on a summer of fun. Joining
them will be Eastbourne’s Yaaks who will portray the thoughts of Jean
Jacques Rousseau through their six musical minds and the medium of pop
music. From philosophy to rhymes from beyond the grave, well almost, as
Ghostpoet will be on hand to chill and inspire with his drifting tales of
the morning after the night before. High octane folksters Skinny Lister
will get things rocking with some foot stomping shanties and Mr B the
Gentleman Rhymer will recite the hippest hop in the bestest Queen’s
English.

Bestival main man Rob da Bank will don the ones and twos for one of his
legendary party sets, as the visionary behind the beyond eclectic line-ups
which have made Bestival so beloved over the past nine years, you can
expect to be cutting rug all night long. Also hitting the decks will be
the ever amazing Sombrero Sound System who will cross genres and
generations to make it a truly special evening and Greg’s Greats who will
be dropping the needle on a treasure trove of shellac grooves. Plus we
have one more very special guest to be announced soon!

We’re making another amazing Bestival line-up announcement very soon so
make sure you’re following twitter.com/robdabank for all the juicy news
and as ever keep checking www.bestival.net for full details.

TICKET INFO:
www.koko.uk.com
www.ticketline.co.uk / 0844 888 4410

Bestival Party at KOKO- £12.50 in advance / £15 (£12.50 NUS) on the door

Koko – 1A Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE – 0870 432 5527
Saturday March 19th 2011 – 9.00pm – 3.00am