Flamboyant acts announced for Bestival

By Sara Bryce

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Flamboyant acts announced for Bestival

Guild and Shame.

A HOST of fun and flamboyant acts have been added to Bestival's line up.

Set to appear exclusively at the festival's Grand Palace of Entertainment is Cliché hosted by Jodie Harsh, Room Service and Scottee's Camp, with shows from Sink the Pink, Bourgeois and Maurice and Guilt and Shame's Going Straight.

Bestival curator Rob da Bank said: "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."

He added: "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!"

Bestival, Jodie Harsh and Scottee are also presenting Cliché at the London Scala on April 19.

The new acts followed the announcement of Skreamizm at the Bollywood Bar, hosted by dubstep pioneer Skream, with Chicago house star Derrick Carter, Bestival favourites Horse Meat Disco and Route94 who is currently top of the UK singles chart.

Fans will not have to wait until September to get a piece of the action however, as Bestival brings the new Skreamizm line up to Mixmag's Lab this Friday, March 14. The live stream, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, will feature sets from Skream, Derrick Carter and Bestival chief Rob da Bank. Visit www.mixmag.net to stream the set.

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