Two years ago Kat and I took a trip to see Rob Da Bank performing a live DJ set at the BFI to give King Kong a new score. Kat described the event as “awesome” which coming from Kat is a real compliment, trust me. And Rob himself was kind enough to thank us for our kind words when he kindly tweeted:
“@mild_concern v kind! and sorry if it was too loud ;)”
Kat was duly mortified. Why I mention all this is that Rob Da Bank’s pet project Bestival announced the film line-up for this year’s festival on the Isle of Wight and were kind enough to email us about it. A wise move considering my general lack of grasp on what is going on outside the internet. Bestival has a surprisingly impressive line-up of films which will be screening in an amphitheatre in the forest. The line-up is below:
Rob da Bank says:
“The Films in the Forest were such a success last year with people raving to the Chemical Brothers Don’t Think, right through to scaring the bejesus out of themselves to David Lynch films that we had to repeat it. The films selected this year are just as cool and I’m delighted Fake Blood himself will be doing a horror soundtrack and the hip-hop night looks ace too… see you in the Woods”
Any time you get a chance to see a film get a live re-scoring you should take the opportunity. Seeing King Kong two years ago joined a limited list of truly formative, and transformative, cinema experiences for me. Go and see 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and you will not be disappointed.
Bestival runs from 5th – 8th September and tickets are on sale now:
www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets / 0844 888 4410
Worth mentioning that Bestival also has lots of live music (non-film people tell me this is actually the main draw for some) and this year the line-up includes the likes of Elton John and Snoop Dogg. Don’t worry though Elton doesn’t clash with either of the live scores. Phew!