Rob da Bank says: “Bollywood is everything that Bestival is all about, from its mind-bending entrance and lavish insides, to the dangerously moreish cocktails and full on party music. And when it comes to the music, I have to say I’m quite chuffed with who we’ve got coming to take over Bollywood for our Desert Island Disco, with Skream and Derrick Carter ramping up the disco vibes, the mighty Rodigan and his Ram Jam crew adding some fat reggae and Terry Farley and Stuart Patterson’s peerless Faith with Ame and Luke Solomon, it’s gonna go right off, all weekend long. You’re guaranteed to see me having a bit of dance there, so see you down the front!”
The Desert Island Disco kicks off in Bollyood on Friday with a Skreamizm takeover featuring Skream, Derrick Carter, Route 94and Horsemeat Disco. We’ll also have David Rodigan MBE at the controls for Ram Jam with an AWOL set from Randall & MC Fearless, plus Mele, Stylo G and Venum Sound. And there will be sets from Hackman, Lorca, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Desert Island Disco and Yoga Beats.
Saturday will see Zane Lowe dropping some of his hottest records and Feel My Bicep flexing with Bicep, John Talabot andMedlar. Plus there will be enough grooves to wear out your dancing shoes from James Zabiela, Will Saul, Frank Tope, Tayo, Jerome Hill, Steve Cobby, with an appearance from the one and only man like Mr Motivator.
Sunday will see Bollywood sets from Cholombian, Dom Servini, Blonde Ambition and Morning Glory, before a very special Sunday service celebrating Faith with founders Terry Farley & Stuart Patterson and very special guests Ãme and Luke Solomon. Faith’s legendary club nights (and fanzine) have fuelled myriad memorable nights for the Bestival crew, so it’s an absolute honour to have them taking over a Bestival institution like Bollywood for the final night of our Desert Island Disco!
Commenting on Faith’s Bollywood Takeover Terry Farley said: “About 10 years ago a record label appeared that caught the mood of real Househeads all over Europe, and especially those on the Faithfanzine board. Innervisons out of Germany caught the vibe perfectly and the producers and DJs of Innervisons are now huge stars across the world. Dixon and Ãme both played in London for Faith in those early days and Innervisons were big fans of the Faith printed 'Strobelight Honey/Faithfanzine' magazine whose mantra 'House, House and more fucking House’ became a T-shirt that Innervisons printed up as a homage . It’s with great pleasure that we once again join up with Ãme at Bestival with Stuart Patterson and myself playing on the Sunday night in Faith’s takeover of the Bollywood tent. Come along and join us, you know already that it’s going to rock”.