Bestival 2008

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Bestival 2008
Bestival2008.jpg
Bestival 2008 at Robin Hill Country Park
Genre Alternative, boutique
Dates 5–7 September 2008
Location(s) Robin Hill, Downend, Isle of Wight, UK
Website
Official website
The mainstage of the 2008 event, surrounded by mud caused by heavy rain.

The Bestival 2008 was the fifth instalment of the Bestival a boutique music festival at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. The festival was held between 5–7 September 2008 and over 30,000 people attended.

The festival was nominated for Best Medium Sized Festival, Grass Roots Festival Award, Family Festival Award, Best Lineup and Best Toilets in the UK Festival Awards.[1]

2008 marked the return of Bestival Radio. The station broadcast on-site and kept listeners camping at the festival up-to-date on news and events over the weekend. Bestival FM was sponsored by Jokers' Masquerade[2]

The event was marred by heavy rain on the Friday and Saturday causing stage closures and widespread misery for festival-goers.[3] Fortunately the fancy dress theme was '30,000 freaks under the sea' so most were prepared for the ensuing aquatics.

Line-up: Main Stage[edit]

Friday[edit]

Saturday[edit]

Sunday[edit]

Line-up: Big Top[edit]

Friday[edit]

Saturday[edit]

Sunday[edit]

Line-up: other stages[edit]

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