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Rob da Bank's blog #17

By robdabank on 24 August 2009

What a weekend. Oasis pull out of V, Amy Winehouse smashes it with The Specials, Bon Iver totally rocks the Green Man, I find a mouse eating a packet of crisps in my kitchen and bejesus its only 3 weeks til Bestival. So here's a blog with a diffe... read more

Rob Da Bank's blog #16

By robdabank on 17 August 2009

So 5 weeks to go until the biggun. With the dust only just settling from Camp Bestival it’s time to get ready for lift off at the Bestival 2009 Outer Space Extravaganza (to give it it’s full posh title). It’s always exciting seeing... read more

Rob Da Bank's blog #15

By robdabank on 30 July 2009

Phewee that was a weekend and a half. Well more like 3 weeks to build, set up and get Camp Bestival down again. And that was after the 6 months of planning how the hell you get 5,000 kids to keep themselves and their 10,000 parents happy for 3 days.... read more

Rob Da Bank's blog #14

By robdabank on 01 July 2009

Whoah there horsie, jeepers creepers and other such expletives – that was some weekend down Glastonbury way!I won’t give you a blow by blow account of mine and Mrs da Banks weekend as not only has the entire thing been dissected online, i... read more

Rob Da Bank's blog #13

By robdabank on 15 June 2009

Oof, just back from Rock Ness and a glorious sun kissed weekend of Black Isle Ale, veggie-burgers and rave music. From hanging out with Dizzee Rascal in his dressing room and being verbally abused for the length of my hair and my old Green Flash trai... read more

Rob Da Bank's Blog #12

By robdabank on 08 June 2009

Quietish week in the world of da Bank (if you forget the 5am wake ups with the kids and non stop torrent of emails from agents and artists about our shows!). I’m chuffed to say that Camp Bestival, only in its second year, is very nearly sold ou... read more

Rob da Bank's Blog #11

By robdabank on 03 June 2009

Just landed from Ibiza. I’d forgotten how beautiful the White Island is, and even the more commercial bits of San Antonio have been spruced up a treat. Two days wasn’t really long enough to immerse myself enough in the nightlife/sandy bea... read more

Rob Da Bank's Weekly Blog #10

By robdabank on 26 May 2009

Cripes, sorry VF gang for a very tardy missive from the brain of da Bank. I've had such a crazy weekend that festivals have totally escaped my mind - firstly I got up at 4am with my youngest son who wouldn't sleep, tried to get him off to sle... read more

Rob Da Bank's Weekly Blog #9

By robdabank on 16 May 2009

Just had Music Week magazine on the blower asking me about the state of festivals at the moment and will there be more cancellations? I know there are some promoters who are excited about the prospect of there being less festivals next year but I han... read more

Rob da Bank's Weekly Blog #8

By robdabank on

So my festival season kicked off with Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Swindon. Ok so it finishes at 9pm and there’s no camping but it felt very much like a proper festival and after 5 years of playing the Outdoor Stage this was my favourite by a... read more

Rob da Bank's Weekly Blog #7

By robdabank on 03 May 2009

Just got back from Radio 4 where I was interviewed by the ace Peter White on the state of festivals. I was extremely hungover having celebrated in a somewhat debauched style at the launch of mine and Josie’s festival book Rob da Bank’s A-... read more

Rob da Bank's Weekly Blog #6

By robdabank on 27 April 2009

You can blame festivals for the delay in my blog – I was too busy preparing for a talk on Friday night about my festivals book, and the future of festies in general, that I missed the deadline. Slapped wrists all round. Thanks to everyone who g... read more

Rob da Bank's Weekly Blog #5

By robdabank on 20 April 2009

I’ve been skiving off somewhat this week, having a week off with the da Bank clan, although getting up at 5.30am, changing nappies and dealing with tantrums sometimes seems harder work than work… If you know what I mean! Seems like... read more

Rob da Bank's Weekly Blog #4

By robdabank on 09 April 2009

I love the VF homepage story about the 30 German nudists who want to go to the Glade festi. Having heard about one American dude who’d attended in the buff a few years back the German contingent fancy the idea of dancing their naked asses off t... read more

Rob da Bank's Weekly Blog #3

By robdabank on 04 April 2009

Another fast moving week in the world of festies – as a promoter I can’t tell you how different 2009 feels to the relative calm of the last two or three years. Then again I’m sure if I spoke to Michael and Emily Eavis they’re... read more

Rob da Bank's Weekly Blog #2

By robdabank on 27 March 2009

Just walked around the Bestival site in the sun and it's looking marvellous! Then again there is 6 months to go so we could be 4 foot under a glacier by September if the next Ice Age arrives to add to the nations recession woes.Festival madness i... read more

Rob da Bank's weekly blog

By robdabank on 20 March 2009

Cripes, I think this is the first time I’ve sat down in a week! Welcome to my first weekly blog for Virtual Festivals, where I will report back on my experiences out in the fields and back at my desk in my roles as Bestival / Camp Bestival prom... read more

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