Bestival organiser Rob da Bank talks us through his crowning headline booking for 2011 and how it's to be immortalised in the first live Cure album since 1993.
“We were waiting for the Festival Awards, and I was checking my blackberry every five minutes waiting for The Cure to confirm and [it was] one of the best moments of my Bestival life.” Rob da Bank said about finalising the booking of The Cure for Bestival 2011, a band he’d wanted ever since he founded the festival in 2005.
Admitting he had been a fan since the eighties, the Bestival founder said of their output: “I was an avid collector.”
Talking about the release, Sunday Best founder and Radio One DJ Rob da Bank said: “Robert Smith actually got in touch straight after Bestival and said he really wanted to put out the live set on our label, Sunday Best Recordings, and he wanted to do it for charity, he didn’t want anyone to be making any profit from it, he wanted all the money to go to a charity of our choice which ended up as the Youth Trust on the Isle of Wight which do great work with underprivileged kids.“
The double ‘Bestival Live 2011‘ CD album is out on Monday 5th December through Sunday Best Recordings and available through iTunes, online outlets and selected record stores.
Click here to read our review of ‘Bestival Live 2011’.
Virtual Festivals were at Bestival 2011 when The Cure wowed the main stage, read our 9/10 review of the show here and check out our pictures from the gig too.