Following their recent ‘future theme’ announcement, Bestival organiser Rob Da Bank has confirmed he will be joining forces with Danny L Harle and Aled Jones to pay tribute to Jungle and DnB in an epic one-off set.
Announcing the news moments ago, da Bank, curator and founder of Bestival, said “I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that the future is gonna be a little bit unusual and, what do you know, I was right! Danny L Harle is one of the most out-there producers around, and, you know it could only happen at Bestival when I say, I’m teaming up with well-known drum n bass don, Aled Jones, for a jungle tear up. Standard”
And you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking it was Classic FM’s Aled Jones (who shot to fame as a youngster providing the vocals for The Snowman’s iconic Walking In The Air) – unbeknownst to us, Jones has an apparent “encyclopaedic knowledge” of drum n bass!!! Needless to say this is as interesting as it is exciting, and in fact adds to the event’s ethos of “only at Bestival”.
You really won’t want to miss this!
In other Bestival news, this morning it was announced that Rob Da Bank and his wife Josie are to be named Honorary Fellows of Goldsmiths, the university where they first met in the 1990s. Their love of festivals (specifically Glastonbury), led to the couple launching Bestival in 2004, and they haven’t looked back since! Congrats from all of us.
Bestival 2016 returns to its Isle of Wight home this September. Tickets are available now, so head over to Ticketmaster or Ticketline to find out more. Further announcements will continue over the coming months; in the meantime check the full first wave of the line-up, below: