Sink The Pink, Jodie Harsh and Gutterslut tell us their Bestival 2013 best moments...
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Bestival curator Rob Da Bank had gays at the centre of his mission for this year's festival! Elton John's headlined Sunday night, there was a nautical theme, a seriously camp stage called the Port, hosting Room Service, Jodie Harsh, Kris Di Angelis, Severino, Horse Meat Disco, Scottee, Jonny Woo, Gutterslut, Gino's Italopop Disco, Eurovision star Trevi Fontayne and Scottee was in Sink The Pink's venue 'The Grand Palace of Entertainment', decorated by Alex Noble.
Amy Redmond, Sink The Pink (@AmyRedz)
As the original gay club of Bestival, it has always been a camp old festival for us Sink The Pinkers, but this year, things got all round gay!
Bestival was an absolute blinder for Sink The Pink, our 5th year on the island now. 2013 saw us popping up on the main stage daily - DJing between acts, leading a camp keep fit class with the Navy, to 'In The Navy', (campest thing we've ever done!), presenting awards to charity swimmers, dancing on stage with Chic (Amazing!) and leading the fancy dress parade on a pirate ship. Plus, the actual reason we are at Bestival, our naughty late night parties, right through 'til 4am with huge crowds outside! It felt incredible.
I honestly feel like we are providing something totally different. Not only is it a fun party for all, there is a level of mind-expanding for young festival goers that they just wouldn't get going to see a late night dubstep DJ. Everyone would rather be dancing with their friends watching 15 East London trannies recreate Daft Punk's Around The World video on stage surely?!!
Bestival marks the end of a summer of gigs and festival madness for us, including Glastonbury, MTV parties, magazine launches, Latitude, Summer Rites, Pride London, Manchester Pride... we've basically been at a festival almost every weekend! We are celebrating our 5th birthday on September 28th at XOYO, I still can't believe we've been going for that long. What started as a hobby has become our full time job. Next up is Australia and Asia in January and we launch our own festival in Margate next August. Exciting!!!
Jodie Harsh, Room Service (@JodieHarsh)
Bestival was truly insane - there's a reason for its name! Room Service took over the shiny new Port stage for the Friday afternoon and he crowd lapped it up. We brought the London crew down - Severino and Kris Di Angelis DJ'd, a ton of trannies caused mayhem (my favourite moment was it-girl Lucy Fizz spinning round in a giant champagne glass on top of the boat-like stage, full tit and minge), and the essential GoGo boy action, after all it wouldn't be Room Service without some muscled and tattooed Brazilians in hot pants. Amazing!
Per QX, Gutterslut (@PerQX)
After eight intensive weeks of party non stop summer touring, GutterSlut was ready to rock the last destination Bestival. Did we have fun? Silly question as our favorite festival is Bestival! We had a big crew with us this year including the amazing rap girl duo RedNPink, Our lovely MC Ms Crystal with DJ D'Johnny, Nic Fisher together with me on the decks.
The biggest live act highlight of the festival was Tarek Halaby, a beardy tranny performer who got the massive Big Top tent going with an insane aerobics class that five thousand people in the crowd joined in to warm up for The Knife's concert.
DJs and acts that blew our minds: Catz N Dogs, PBR StreetGang, Disclosure, Heidi, Eats Everything, The Knife and Elton John.
We arrived on thursday day, but time runs fast when you're having fun, and suddenly it was Sunday night and time for GutterSlut closing set at the Grand Palace of Entertainment. I can describe it with three words. Mental, Madness and Mayhem!!!!