Highlights from Bestival 2013

Photos from some of my highlights at the amazing Bestival, 2013

I had an unforgettable time in September for Bestival at the Isle of Wight, seeing countless acts, missing a few, and discovering some wonderful new ones. All made all the more brilliant by being surrounded by some very familiar faces, especially the Vagaband and being able to see all five of their amazing sets during the weekend, all in great settings too, of Greg Butler’s marvellous Pig’s Big Ballroom, the wonderfully ramshackle Swamp Shack, and the Coyote Moon yurt.

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Pre-Bestival

Pre-Bestival

Pre-Bestival

Pre-Bestival

The night before Bestival

The night before Bestival

First arrivals

First arrivals

Bestival opener, Courtney Pine

Bestival opener, Courtney Pine

Lionel Richie's Head

Lionel Richie’s Head

Chic

Chic

The Wonder Stuff

The Wonder Stuff

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The Wonder Stuff

The Wonder Stuff

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The Henry Brothers at The Pig's Big Ballroom

The Henry Brothers at The Pig’s Big Ballroom

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bestival - polka club - the turbans

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The Edison Brothers

The Edison Brothers

The Edison Brothers' Cylinder Set at The Pig's Big Ballroom

The Edison Brothers’ Cylinder Set at The Pig’s Big Ballroom

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Auntie Maureen in the Pig's Big Ballroom

Auntie Maureen in the Pig’s Big Ballroom

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Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian

Belle & Sebastian

The Vagaband on the brilliant Swamp Shack stage

The Vagaband on the brilliant Swamp Shack stage

Sinead O'Connor

Sinead O’Connor

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Auntie Maureen

Auntie Maureen

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During the Belle & Sebastian set

During the Belle & Sebastian set

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The Vagaband

The Vagaband

The Vagaband

The Vagaband

The Swamp Shack

The Swamp Shack

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The Pig's Big Ballroom, Bestival finale

The Pig’s Big Ballroom, Bestival finale

with many, many thanks to The Vagaband, Greg Butler, The Shellac Collective, The Bo Nanafana family, Jose McGill, Daniel Reynolds, Hannah Radha Rose, Brita Young, The Swamp Shack, and all at The Pig’s Big Ballroom – plus all the fine people I met.

words and photos, richard shashamane 2014

@RShashamane

https://www.facebook.com/NorwichLiveMusicPhotos

http://www.bestival.net/

http://www.facebook.com/bestivalfestival

http://www.thevagaband.co.uk

About shashamane

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  1. Pingback: Belle and Sebastian @ Open 8 May 2015 | norwich blog

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