Following our announcement that we will be holding a fundraising night on March 30th at Nation in Liverpool helping us to remember those who lost their lives in the A3 coach crash following last year's Bestival, we're very pleased to be able to announce a whole host of Liverpool's finest and Bestival's best for Bestival At Nation.
Heading up the live music action on the night will be Ian Mcculloch with Ian Broudie, two Liverpool legends who originally found fame in the early 80s Eric's scene. Between them Echo & the Bunnymen and The Lighting Seeds have racked up numerous chart hits and become part of the fabric of rock n roll and the pairs own musical relationship stretches as far back as the Bunnymen's debut album Crocodiles in 1980, so it's a real honour for us that they've agreed to take part in our fundraiser. We'll also have the previously announced The Cuban Brothers dropping the party funk and b-boy moves in their own inimitable style, electronic trio Is Tropical, electro rockers Killaflaw and sets from the hotly tipped The Tea Street Band and future guitar duo Hoodie Ledbetter.
As anyone who has been to Bestival will know it's not just about the music and we have some real treats lined-up for you including a spoken word set from the world's most lauded trafficker of illicit substances, Howard Marks aka Mr. Nice. Plus we'll have a rare screening of one of the best concert films from recent years, The Chemical Brothers: Don't Think.
In the spiritual home of Cream we will of course have a corking DJ line-up that will include a very special guest synonymous with rocking the dancefloor in the past 20 years, with Bestival curator and Radio 1 leftfield behemoth Rob da Bank, a selection of Liverpool's finest including Steve Parry, Chris McGee, Dave Whelan, Phil Fearon and James Silk plus Bestival's own Little Chief.
The monies raised from the night will go to the immediate parents or guardians of festivalgoers Michael Molloy and Kerry Ogden who lost their lives in the accident and Zach Washington-Young who suffered life changing injuries.
Tickets priced o16.25 (including booking fee) are available now from Ticketline. Please join us on Saturday 30th March.
Live: Ian McCulloch with Ian Broudie / The Cuban Brothers / Is Tropical / Killaflaw / The Tea Street Band / Hoodie Ledbetter
Spoken Word: Howard Marks aka Mr. Nice
Film: The Chemical Brothers: Don't Think
DJs: Special Guest / Rob da Bank / Steve Parry / Chris McGee / Dave Whelan /
Phil Fearon / James Silk / Little Chief