Bestival review 11/9/15

The sun was out for the first day of Bestival.

Lianne La Havas played an eclectic set in afternoon for an appreciative crowd on the main stage.

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The alt-folk singer brought her unique soulful grooves to the Isle of Wight with material from her new second album ‘Blood’ as well as well playing crowd favourites like ‘Lost and found’ from her debut ‘Is your love big enough’. 2015 is sure to be big year for her.

It got moody over on the Big Top stage where Fat White Family played a raucous set. The set started with heavily soaked guitars awash with delay and almost primitive-style deep drums. Frontman Lias Saudi brought his trademark raw energy with track ‘I am Mark. E Smith’ sending the crowd into a frenzy. The band goes from strength to strength, as an alternative to the main stream becomes all the more necessary.


A short trip past the newly introduced Nandos stall, equipped with a balcony DJ for people whose Bestival wasn’t cheeky enough found us in the the Bollywood Field where Mike Skinner and Murkage presented a collection of artists. DJ Q finished the session off with a bombastic garage set that fitted well in what is probably the hottest (and the most hot boxed) tent in the arena.

After having a boogie at Sunday Best records to ‘I want you back’ we stumbled upon the JÄGERHAUS where there was more to offer than just shots. Up and coming band ‘All the people’ played an intimate set with their unique blend of Rythmic soul-house. The mix of live drums with layers of soft-synths provided the crowd with plenty of beats to shake off the Jäger sweats. The set finished with new single ‘The Hills’ with the frontman delivering a sublimely soulful vocal and enchanting melody.


The highlight of day came from ‘Jurassic 5’ on the main stage. They played a set packed with classics from their legendary career. Tracks like ‘Quality Control’ and ‘Concrete Schoolyard’ where interspersed with improvised interludes that saw DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist bring out custom made guitar style controllers and a vest covered in drum pads to battle each other with. The crowd where bouncing throughout as the sun came down to provide the perfect ending to the first day of this incredible festival.

Review by Staff Writer JACK ALLEN.

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