Bestival 2011 – How Was It For You?

That’s that then, the end of the summer festival season, and boy was Bestival a good way to bring it to a close. Headliners The Cure picked Bestival for their only European appearance of the year so far, Pendulum played their ‘last UK show for the foreseeable future’ and Bjork brought ‘Biophilia’ and some handheld fireworks to the stage on Sunday.

The Cure

Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey also appeared on the Main Stage at the Isle Of Wight bash and we caught up with her backstage. She told us all about how it felt to win and what it was like attending the ceremony for the first time. Watch the interview below:

Elsewhere Friendly Fires curated their own stage in the RizLab arena, picking their favourite dance acts to play – including SBTRKT. Talking to NME backstage, they revealed their plans to record with him.

Friendly Fires

Highlights for me included Public Enemy’s epic hour-and-a-half-long gig despite Flavor Flav’s shameless promotion of his new book between songs, Bjork’s set (complete with amazing light up head-dress) and getting to see The Cure play ‘The Caterpillar’ for the first time in two decades. Plus The Village People… you had to be there to appreciate how blooming brilliant that was.

Village People

And, of course, there were the usual fancy dress masterpieces…


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