This weekend, Nando’s heads to Bestival, one of the hottest events in the summer and the final event of the festival calendar. Founded and curated by the one and only Rob Da Bank, Bestival is a world-famous party attracting some of the biggest stars from around the globe as well as many of the most exciting new bands and DJs out.
And if that’s not exciting enough, Rob Da Bank himself has curated a very special Bestival Playlist for us featuring 25 of the amazing acts you can expect to hear over a busy weekend. You can listen below. Here are six of the acts on the Playlist he’s especially keen for you to check.
“Ever since they sent over the 90 minute set list, excitement has been building at Bestival HQ. They’re going to be playing all The Jackson 5 hits, and some of Michael’s too, so it’s going to be tune after tune, and going from them into Missy Elliot on the Main Stage on Sunday night is the perfect way to end Bestival 2015.
“Ridiculously talented 19-year-old producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Guernsey in the Channel Islands who cites Hudson Mohawke, James Blake and Cashmere Cat as influences. The result is a heart-breaking mix of electronic soul and beats, and I’m really looking forward to seeing him on the Invaders stage on Saturday.”
“One of my favourite ever acts is also one of the finest live funk bands ever seen or heard, with classic tracks like ‘The Message’, Bra’, and ‘Brothers On The Slide’. The name Cymande is actually derived from a calypso word for dove, symbolising peace and love, which sums up this year’s ‘Summer Of Love’ theme perfectly!”
“Jamie’s ‘In Colour’ is one of the albums of the year, if not the decade and has been the soundtrack to my summer. Tracks like ‘Loud Places’ and ‘I Know There’s Going To Be Good Times’ have become anthems in recent months across the airwaves, clubs and festivals throughout the land. Jamie has played with his band The XX at Bestival before and recently rocked Bestival Toronto with his solo live DJ set, and I can’t wait to see him play in the Big Top on Thursday.”
“Kieran Hebden is one of my favourite producers (check out his recently released ‘Morning / Evening’ album), and his genre bending DJ sets are the stuff of legend. So much so, we asked him to play twice this year, and he’s going to be playing the opening set on our Port stage and then closing the Bollywood tent on Friday night. Don’t miss him!”
“I’ve been a fan of this US duo for a while and I’m really looking forward to their debut album which is due out later year. Their influences include Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, J Dilla and Al Green, and you can definitely hear all of them in their tracks. They’ve been described as `laser-guided neo soul’ and having already worked with Pharrell and Mark Ronson, they’re on the cusp of something very special indeed.”
At Bestival, Nando’s will be unveiling our final Rule The Roost of the summer, featuring some VERY special unannounced guests performing on top of our Cock O’ Van, helping keep the party going for the whole weekend. Our festival residencies during 2015 have featured the likes of Ella Eyre, Hannah Wants and Jackmaster playing live, so you’d be clucking mad to miss out on the Isle of Wight this weekend.
Check out these artists and more in our Bestival festival Spotify playlist below.