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Robyn: how her banana-eating stage antics redefined my concept of punk
In our latest fan celebration, Katie Hawthorne recalls how a thrilling gig in a muddy field – and a fruit snack – encouraged her teenage self to follow her own eclectic musical tastes

Katie Hawthorne

14, Apr, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Court overturns man's conviction for girlfriend's Bestival drug death
Ceon Broughton was found guilty of killing Louella Fletcher-Michie, who died after taking 2C-P

Matthew Weaver

18, Aug, 2020 @1:22 PM

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Musician jailed over girlfriend's drug death at Bestival
Ceon Broughton imprisoned for eight and a half years for manslaughter of Louella Fletcher-Michie

Haroon Siddique and agencies

01, Mar, 2019 @11:01 AM

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Bestival death: man convicted 'has history of giving women drugs'
Prosecutor says footage shows Ceon Broughton urging woman ‘to take more’ of substance

Kevin Rawlinson

28, Feb, 2019 @11:09 PM

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Bestival music events firm bought for £1.1m
Dorset entrepreneur James Benamor buys business days after it fell into administration

Sarah Butler

26, Sep, 2018 @6:58 PM

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Bestival review – glitter, greatest hits and Instagram-friendly singalongs
Grace Jones, MIA and Chaka Khan build up the crowd’s energy, but baffling scheduling threatens to dissipate it

Hannah J Davies

06, Aug, 2018 @11:19 AM

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Why does cinema struggle to recreate the music festival?
From Terrence Malick’s Song to Song to Taking Woodstock, film-makers are often afraid of getting their hands dirty. That can’t be said, however, of new film The Festival

Steve Rose

06, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Bestival review – Pet Shop Boys and battleship raves keep spirits stormproof
Pet Shop Boys, Dizzee Rascal and A Tribe Called Quest’s last ever gig all added to a gloriously vibrant weekend that kept the boutique festival in glittering mood

Mark Beaumont

11, Sep, 2017 @11:36 AM

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Festival fashion is stuck in the era of Kate Moss v Sienna Miller – with one exception
Vintage frocks, hot pants, Hunter wellies: it’s a dress code that works. The only reason to depart from it is at Bestival, the only venue where you don’t look misguided in actual fancy dress

Hadley Freeman

04, Sep, 2017 @1:39 PM

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Get more sounds for your pound at UK music festivals this summer
Glastonbury might have sold out, but other festivals around the country are offering discounted tickets – and many towns and cities throw free events

Rupert Jones

17, Jun, 2017 @6:00 AM

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The best UK rock, pop and dance festivals for 2017
From Glastonbury to Wireless, a comprehensive guide to the summer’s top 10 rock, pop and dance weekenders, plus the best of the rest

Guardian music

06, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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UK music festivals to hold web blackout to raise awareness of sexual violence
Bestival, Secret Garden Party and others will display #saferspacesatfestivals message to promote zero tolerance

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

05, May, 2017 @4:41 PM

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