ENTER BESTIVAL’S RAINBOW-COLOURED, PLEASURE-SEEKING WONDERLAND
THE GRAND PALACE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND BEYOND!
WITH FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVES FROM:
ROOM SERVICE / SCOTTEE’S CAMP / DRAG / CLICHE HOSTED BY JODIE HARSH, SCOTTEE AND SPECIAL GUESTS
AND SHOWS FROM:
SINK THE PINK / BOURGEOIS & MAURICE / GUTTERSLUT / MORNING GLORY / GUILT AND SHAME: GOING STRAIGHT / HARD COCK LIFE / MASSIVE IN CHINA / SPANDY ANDY / HOUSE OF BLACKWELL’S HOUSE PARTY / THE CHURCH / MUSICAL BINGO / LAST MAN STANDING / ROBIN AND PARTRIDGE / LEGS AKIMBO
+ MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
PLUS DON’T MISS BESTIVAL, JODIE HARSH & SCOTTEE PRESENT
CLICHÉ AT THE SCALA 19TH APRIL
ROOM SERVICE / SCOTTEE / SINK THE PINK / HOT BREATH KARAOKE
With a deeply ingrained sense of adventure, the four-day Robin Hill soiree this September 4th – 7th is set to be an enchanted universe of convention defying oddments, jaw-dropping spectacles and mind-altering experiences. A ravishing jewel in the crown of Bestival’s faraway fairyland is undoubtedly The Grand Palace of Entertainment; an inhibition eliminating, twisted wonderland, featuring dazzling queens and party-starting midnight cowboys, all waiting to take you on an unforgettable rainbow-coloured ride.
Rob da Bank says: “I don’t know why but Bestival has always had a little undercurrent of high camp, flamboyance and downright gay attitude running through it, which we’ve thoroughly embraced and encouraged. The last couple of years at the Grand Palace have seen this venue really pick up the pace with so many amazingly hysterical and hilarious drag acts, cabaret superstars and disco divas arriving in their droves. I love seeing very worried looking young men going in the door in their jeans and t-shirts and falling out the back door hours later festooned in sequins and pink feather boas with massive grins on their faces. What a place!”
Giving Bestival an added dimension of outrageously original entertainment this year, they have a host of festival exclusives, including Scottee’s Camp. A multi-award winning force of nature and a massive hit aboard HMS Bestival last year, Scottee brings the bestest, naffest, cabaret show, Camp, to our Desert Island, with turns from Figs in Wigs, Josephine Shaker, the yet to be decided winner of Hamburger Queen 2014 and DJ Josh You Are (Sink The Pink), hosted by our favourite fat man in sequins, Scottee!
Polymath of the false eyelash and confetti scattered world of leisure, Scottee will also be bringing the finest drag artists from across the UK, exclusively to Bestival, including, Theo Adams, Mzz Kimberley, Ginger Johnson, Son of a Tutu and Titus Groan in his lauded show,Drag.
The fiercely refined Jodie Harsh will also be back at Bestival this year taking over The Port with London and New York’s hottest gay party, the acclaimed Room Service. Presenting killer underground house, mixed up with GoGo boys and tranny madness, Room Service will be blowing the cobwebs off, as the first, and certainly the most glamorous, crew to test out The Port’s Funktion One rig this year.
Helping to celebrate their shameless partying ways, Bestival are delighted to announce that they have come together with Jodie Harsh and Scottee to present the first ever Cliché a brand new party at The Scala in London on April 19th. Assembling the best of homo nightlife at one glitter strewn banquet for your dancing feet, raving queens on the night will include Room Service’s Jodie Harsh, Severino, Hannah Holland and Jonathan Bestley, Sink The Pink’s Josh You Are and Daisy Confused, with Scottee’s Drag, featuring Johnny Woo, and Hot Breath Karaoke. Tickets for Cliché at the Scala are available from www.scala-london.co.uk.
Jodie Harsh says: “I’m so hyped up about taking over the Scala with Bestival and Scottee to create Cliche – a tongue-in-cheek (if I get lucky!) party featuring iconic homo London club brands from the underground – Room Service, Drag, and the unstoppable force that is Sink The Pink. They’re all different in terms of crowd and music, so it should be a nice cauldron of everything that’s going on in the underbelly of this crazy city, and a taste of what’s to come at Bestival.”
Back in Bestival-land the Cliché party will continue, starting this year’s four-day jamboree off in scandalously degenerate style, featuring the aforementioned Jodie Harsh and Scottee with special guests, bringing some unbridled queer action to Thursday night at Bestival. Cliché, will be a guaranteed highlight of the weekend and an eye-opener for the uninitiated.
Also adding flamboyant flashes of brilliance to The Grand Palace of Entertainment across the weekend will be vibrant, messy, tranny-tastic club kids Sink the Pink who will host proceedings from 1-4am on Friday and Saturday night. There will also be fabulous fashionista duo, Bourgeois & Maurice, performing musical cabaret meets theatre, legendary underground club night Gutterslut, for homos, heteros, trannies & slutty in-betweens, and, if throwing shapes is your thing, you can “Rave your way into the day” with an immersive morning dance experience courtesy of Morning Glory.
You can watch wild sketch comedy from Guilt and Shame’s new show Going Straight featuring crazy Christians, sex mad zombies and a disco-loving Grim Reaper, roll with some ridiculously good homo hip-hop party, courtesy of rap loving gay dudes Hard Cock Life, catch our wonderful and wonky friends, Massive in China hosting daytime shenanigans again this year, presenting a selection of the silliest interactive games and daftest comedy and cabaret stars, be amazed by Spandy Andy’s zany dance moves, vibrant spandex outfits and a garish boombox and lend an ear to all-singing, all-dancing musical revue House of Blakewell’s House Party. Bear witness to shotgun weddings, audience exorcisms and absinthe baptisms with The Church, get your head down for a full house with London’s favourite interactive club nightMusical Bingo, try out your knowledge and test your nerves with Last Man Standing, a brain probing interactive, fast-paced, multiple choice contest, be astounded by improv comedy from Robin And Partridge, or be a sinner with Legs Akimbo.
So, make sure you don’t miss the cockeyed cabaret on our Desert Island Disco; come out to play at The Grand Palace of Entertainment.
BESTIVAL TICKET LINKS & INFORMATION:
www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets / 0844 888 4410
Adult Ticket with entry from Thursday 4th September – £195
Student Ticket with entry from Thursday 4th September – £180
(For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office. No other student ID accepted)
Teen (age 13-17) Ticket with entry from Thursday 4th September – £127
Child (age 12 & under) Ticket – Free (but you must obtain a ticket)
Caravan Tickets: £101 (per vehicle)
Campervan Tickets: £90 (per vehicle)
Advance Car Parking – £15
– will incur a booking fee.
– there are No Day Tickets.
– incur a £1 donation to the Isle Of Wight Youth Trust*.
THE WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN
We’re pleased to say that we are once again offering a 20-week payment plan which means that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of £9.75 per week over 20 weekly payments.
Only available online via: www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets
Once you have signed up to the payment plan, which basically means giving your agreement by ticking the bank mandate form on Ticketline’s website, Ticketline will automatically debit your card on a weekly basis. They only accept Visa (credit or debit) or Mastercard for the payment plan.
NB: Booking fees will be charged with your initial transaction.
THE ISLE OF WIGHT YOUTH TRUST CHARITY DONATION
*This year we are adding on a £1 charity donation onto all Bestival tickets. The money raised will go directly to the Isle Of Wight Youth Trust (Reg Charity no. 1087163) to help fund their fantastic work offering counselling and support to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight. The Bestival Foundation is also a proud supporter of the Youth Trust.
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