Bestival Festival 2019 will not be taking place this year, according to Dorset Police. The news comes after the festival made headlines regarding a trial for a festival attendee’s drug related death back in 2017.
Dorset Police have revealed that the new event owners stated that it won’t be taking place. A spokesperson has stated, ‘Some time ago, we were informed by the new event owners that there are no plans to run a Bestival 2019 event.
The police have also stated,
‘The payment of our 2018 policing services invoice, totaling 141,176, to cover our policing of both Camp Bestival and Bestival is still outstanding and we’ve not received any full or part payment toward this’
There have been no official announcements in response from the festival organizers. However, according to a tweet from Bestival co-founder Rob da Bank, the statements by the police may not be true.
there are some very odd and frankly completely fabricated and totally untrue stories circulating right now …watch this space
— Rob da Bank (@RobdaBank) March 6, 2019
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsAlthough a bit vague, it seems like there may be miscommunications from both parties.
Camp Bestival, the sister festival to Bestival, will still be taking place this year at the Lulworth Castle in Dorset.
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In this series, our aim is to showcase the best new music we discover on the platform, music that oftentimes can’t be found anywhere else. In addition, we shine the light on successful artists that are either now breaking through on the platform or have used it to attract an active following in the past.
This week’s feature includes gems by up-and-comer Tori Levett, versatile producer Kultur, young talent ford. and many more.
“Otherside” ft. Reva Devito & Golden Vessel – Young Franco
Young Franco returns for his first single of the year with “Otherside” featuring vocals from Reva Devito and Golden Vessel. The Australian producer has always favored quality over quantity, and “Otherside” proves he is among the most skilled when it comes to creating a carefree vibe.
“Crazy” – Tori Levett
“Crazy” proves producer/singer Tori Levett is an artist to watch in 2019. The up-and-comer provides smooth vocal lines into this pop-infused tune before fun vocal chops, hard 808s and synths explode in the drop.
“Naked Flame” ft. LeyeT – NEBBRA
Judging by his latest single, NEBBRA isn’t likely to stop surprising fans anytime soon. His latest offering is an atmospheric, minimal house tune that hides an ominous aura under LeyeT‘s vocals.
“Trouble” – Trevor Daniel
In anticipation of his Restless EP coming soon on Internet Money/Alamo Records, singer/songwriter Trevor Daniel released his latest joint, “Trouble.” With ’80s synth chords and throwback drum samples, the single perfectly demonstrates Daniel can top trap instrumentals, as well as create radio-ready hits, with ease.
“Back Down” (Hayden James Remix) – Bob Moses
Featured on Bob Moses‘ remix package for “Back Down” off their 2018 album Battle Lines, Hayden James‘ remix flips the uplifting original into a progressive, tasteful gem.
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In contrast to his last release “Everchange,” a synth-driven trap banger, Slow Hours member Kultur‘s latest offering takes a step back and features psychedelic production beneath overprocessed verses by rapper Maky Lavender.
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“Ghost” ft. Ayelle – Dawncall & Subsets
Ayelle’s peaceful vocals shine over Dawncall’s and Subsets‘ crisp production that brings high-tempo energy together with washed-out guitars and synths.
“i wanna know” – Sham.Poo
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“Won’t You” ft. Jacquie Joshua – Wooshay
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“Cantuta” – Floret Loret
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“Brute” – capshun
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“Close Your Eyes” – Gojii
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By Real EDM — 6 months ago
It has become quite the tradition. Each year, Above & Beyond bring their highly acclaimed radio show, Group Therapy, to a special location in the world to celebrate the year’s milestone show. This year will highlight episode 350, marking the 8th time A&B have thrown a commemorative party. Over the last few weeks, A&B have dropped hints that 350 would return to Europe, but no specific location. Today, they have announced that ABGT 350 will take place at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on October 11th.
ABGT has found a strong home in Europe. This will mark the third time a milestone ABGT show graces a European country; ABGT 050 took place in London while ABGT 200 landed in Amsterdam. Prague is one of the wildest cities in Europe and is no stranger to massive dance music events. This past year, Transmission Festival took over Prague and needless to say, it went down quite well.
Anytime A&B and Anjunabeats plan a special event, it always comes out wonderfully. With plenty of new music, tour dates, and new comers to the label, there’s no question ABGT 350 will be yet another unforgettable event. Tickets go on sale March 11th, so make sure to get your browsers up, and credit cards out.View this post on Instagram
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By Real EDM — 1 month ago
The viral farce may end up a hotspot for ravers.
Late last month, 20-year-old Matty Roberts created a Facebook group asking its attendees to converge in the Southern Nevada desert to raid the highly classified U.S. Air Force Base known as Area 51. Much folklore has surrounded the secretive facility, which is within bounds of the Nevada Test and Training Range, specifically regarding U.F.O.s and aliens. Curiosity and conspiracy theories about the base have been ongoing since the 1950s, however, Robert’s own curiosity in the site led him to create what he now says is a “satirical” event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.”
Within days, the page had over a million people attending the event scheduled for September 20th. Nearly a month after its original posting it has gone viral and spawned offshoot memes, prompting the U.S. government to respond with a warning to trespassers, only saying the area is an open training range.
Roberts has since retracted his original post, calling it a joke. In an interview with KTNV, The Bakersfield College student said, “I don’t want anyone to actually get hurt with this. It was just – it started out as just from a pure stroke of imagination. It was meant to be funny. I want to do something cool out there, now that we have a bunch of people, but I don’t want anybody to get hurt.”
Realizing that the unintentional affair may still bring extraterrestrial enthusiasts to the area on September 20th, Roberts instead has proposed a music festival take place – one focused on EDM.
Roberts suggested hosting a festival with an assortment of talent ranging from EDM, indie rock, and up-and-coming artists. He told TIME he’s had artists reach out to him through social media interested in performing at the event.
The California native recommends the alternate event be fun and educational with art installations instead of a military takeover. However, the accidental Facebook event may also have unforeseen consequences to the desolate landscape.
Hotels in the nearby tourist town of Rachel, Nevada have already been in contact with Roberts regarding the proposed gathering. Rachel, with its close proximity to Area 51, caters to alien aficionados. The small town has alien-themed gift shops, restaurants, and even hotels. However, with limited resources, the desolate town is not capable of catering to the hundreds (if not thousands) of fans a festival may bring.
Whether the EDM-focused festival will take place is yet to be seen, however, it is a much safer alternative than its original intention. For now, fans of both EDM and the extraterrestrial may have something to look forward to in a few months.
***READ MORE HERE: The Storm Area 51 Originator Wants to Host an EDM Festival Instead
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