Bestival 2010: Sunday
Sunday was again a musical treat with lots of acts from which to pick and choose, although sadly I missed Ramadanman in the early afternoon due to some heavy jiving the night before.
Eventually, my companions and I made our way back over to the bollywood tent where we soaked up some sunshine sat on a grand four-poster bed whilst listening to Jaguar Skill’s second or third set of the weekend awaiting the arrival of our next ‘must see’ act.
We were soon greeted by Bristol’s legendary accounting hero, DJ Derek, who entertained the crowd with his anecdotes and political comments spoken in an accent owing more to Jamaican patois than his Bristolian roots.
Following on from Derek’s reggae, roots and dancehall collection was a complete contrast in music with Horse Meat Disco. Mixing the likes of Italo and contemporary disco with the odd pop classic made for an uplifting chance to work up an appetite.
Deciding to recharge our batteries before the main event of the last day, we looked to sample some fine cuisine and take a break from our never-ending supply of crisps and biscuits. Our party settled on a Japanese restaurant in a yurt for some fresh sushi to prepare for the epic staging’s of The Prodigy.
If rumours are to be believed, The Prodigy’s technical rider consists of a whole raft of sub-bass saved only for their use and when they play it certainly feels like that’s true. Bringing Bestival’s main stage to a close playing hit after hit performed superbly with raw energy and vigorous sound, The Prodigy have proved yet again that they are truly unrivalled in their field.
Having closed the main stage it was time to light the traditional farewell bonfire. To compliment the fantasy theme a flammable ‘castle in the sky’ had been constructed to set alight alongside a dazzling fireworks display as the crowd disembarked to the remaining stages to watch the likes of Vitalic, Dixon, Aeroplane and LCD Soundsystem to close the festival.
Continuing to grow successfully year upon year this festival, in my opinion, definitely lives up to its name.