|Location(s)||Bucharest, Tunari, Romania|
|Years active||2007 - present|
|Date(s)||usually first weekend of July|
|Genre||Rock, Pop, Electro, Dubstep, Drum and bass|
B'ESTFEST is a Romanian international festival.
It is a member of Yourope (the European festival industry association), and also part of ETEP (European Talent Exchange Program).
The first B'ESTFEST started in 2007 on one of the largest parking lots of Bucharest, with a line-up including 30 artists, amongst which Morcheeba, Faithless, Kasabian, Pink, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Wu-Tang Clan. The 2008 edition brought an extra stage, an extra day (AFTERSHOCK), and was headlined by acts as Alanis Morissette, Cypress Hill, UNKLE, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Nelly Furtado, Manu Chao, Roisin Murphy and Judas Priest. In 2009, B'ESTFEST added another day, DAY ZERO, started with a show by The Killers and followed over the next four days with performances from Santana, Orbital, Moby, Motörhead, Franz Ferdinand, Gabriella Cilmi, The Charlatans, Manowar and others.
In 2010, the festival moved under a different name, Summer Fest 2010 by B’ESTFEST, to a different location, and focused more on new ways to entertain the public: photos & art exhibitions, urban clothing and hand made accessories fairs, street theatre. Faithless, Pink Martini and Gary Moore headlined this intermediary edition.
In 2011, B’ESTFEST Summer Camp presented a different concept & a refreshed image, making a sts change in 2010, B'ESTFEST rrong impression in a brand new location: 3 nights of partying until the break of dawn, over 60 bands & DJs performing on 4 stages and various terraces, a real amusement park for all ages, film screenings, sports areas, playgrounds, relaxation, creative activities, art exhibitions, workshops, terraces and a camping area. The festival featured performances from acts like Skunk Anansie, Mika, Pendulum, Flogging Molly, Asian Dub Foundation, House of Pain, Hadouken!, Lamb, Caspa, NAPT and Nero, together with a selection of local and regional artists.
In 2012, the festival had more than 100 acts on 7 stages, featuring performances from Pulp, Garbage, Röyksopp, Andy C, Milow, Caro Emerald, Selah Sue, The Qemists, Kreator, Obituary, Meshuggah, Moonspell and many more, over three days.
In 2013, B’ESTFEST Summer Camp returns in the first weekend of July (5th-7 July), with a selection of acts as Chase & Status (live), Nas, Texas, Nneka, Biohazard, Noisia, Joker, Friction, Soilwork, Tiamat.
Day 1: Garbage, The Qemists, Kreator, Moonspell, Stanton Warriors, Turbo, B.U.G Mafia, Parazitii, The MooOD, Suie Paparude, Toulouse Lautrec, Grimus, Negura Bunget, Selectro, Dekadens, Popa Sapka, L.O.S.T , Dj Undoo & Jay, Manki’n’Stieb, Notsocommondj, Ostava, Backstage Hero
Day 2: Röyksopp, Selah Sue, Mala Vita, Obituary, Milow, Trolley Snatcha, Last Hope, Booka Shade, Bass Turbat, Blue Nipple Boy, Hot Casandra, Bucovina, Goodbye to Gravity, Avatar, Amon&Snow, Vita de Vie, Lucky Funeral, Meelox, Sophistictated Lemons
Day 3: Pulp, Caro Emerald, Andy C, Meshuggah, Modestep (live), Dope D.O.D, Skindred, Tristania, Pipes and Pints, Regardless of me, The Mono Jacks, Les Elephants Bizzares, Subcarpati, Flou Rege, Tapinarii, Loungerie II, Changins Skins, Monarchy, Taine, Yuffa&Hardcore, CA:RO
Day 1: Skunk Anansie, Flogging Molly, Roger Sanchez, Caspa, COMA, OCS, The Mono Jacks, Madame Hooligan
Day 2: Mika, Lamb, Asian Dub Foundation, Nero, Şuie Paparude, Magnolia, Electric Brother
Day 3: Pendulum, House of Pain, Hadouken!, NAPT, Sarmalele Reci, ROA, CTC, Cuantune
Day 1: Faithless, Suie Paparude, Sensor, L’orchestre de Roche, Discoballs
Day 2: Pink Martini, Urma, Kumm, Les Elephants Bizarres, Brum Conspiracy
Day 3: Gary Moore, Vita de Vie, E.M.I.L., The MOOoD, The MonoJacks
Day ZERO: The Killers, Patrice, White Lies, Snails
Day 1: Moby, Motörhead, Polarkreis 18, Ayo, Grimus, Les Elephants Bizarres
Day 2: Franz Ferdinand, Klaxons, Orbital, Gabriella Cilmi, Alternosfera, Oceana, AB4
Day 3: Santana, The Ting Tings, Looptroop Rockers, The Charlatans, Persona, The Mood
Aftershock Day: Manowar, HolyHell, Trooper, Thunderstorm, Nexus, Ulytau
Day 1: Alanis Morissette, Cypress Hill, Unkle, Apollo 440, Miss Platnum, Mark Norman, Boy Lamoen, Silent Disco, NSK
Day 2: Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers, Nouvelle Vague, Neo, The Hot Stewards, Deluka, Shangri La, The MOOoD, Aron, Dekadens, Cor Fijneman
Day 3: Nelly Furtado, Manu Chao, Stereophonics, Roisin Murphy, Sunrise Avenue, EMIL, Veritasaga, The Last Supper, The Amsterdams, Lemon8, Kraak & Smaak
Aftershock Day: Judas Priest, Primal Fear, Ross the Boss, Wisdom, Thunderstorm
Day 1: Faithless, Morcheeba, Hooverphonic, Yonderboi, Phil Hartnoll, Suie Paparude
Day 2: Pink, Kasabian, Reamonn, Raining Pleasure, La Plebe
Day 3: Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Wu Tang Clan, Chicks on Speed, Gabriel Ríos, Zdob si Zdub, Trackaddicts