bollox - they probably made a loss after turning it into a pop festival with jessie j r kanye and decided to can it - was there last year and it was full of knobs completely different to what it set out to be - hardly any techno , disco or ecstatic music just todays fads in electronic music and the odd smattering of good stuff programmed at shit times
gotta agree with Camparisari - went a few years back and it was OK, just. Have friends who'd been going for many, many years and they said it had lost it's charm and was just turning into another lookalike festie - ho hum
i went in 2009 as a punter and it was great - todd terj , horse meat disco , david byrne , spiritualized , loads of leftfield acts and really really friendly and not middle class boring ex raver there were loads of people there to get down and grubby , two years later i was spinning there and it definitely was a lot emptier and had no atmosphere with loads of obnoxious yah yah kids and none of the friendly dyed in the wool rave til you die people that made it great - when melvyn benn took it on he ignored what it was about and thought "lets book some pop stars as thats what everyone likes these days " and lo and behold they made a loss and its canceled - secret garden party is great and everything but the acts they book are underwhelming and there's a lot of filler - cant speak about bestival as never been but loads of mates have said its getting knobby lately - probably just gettin old! blasted kids eh!