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Hot Food and Drink Ideas for Summer

Lucy Self | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Don't know about anyone else, but once the mercury hits above 20 - I shed the skin of a (semi) responsible person and get utterly side tracked by the pursuit of pleasure. That dead area at the beginning of the week (I think they call it Sunday-Tuesday) becomes a gin-sodden round of boozy picnics, 'just the one' after work drinks/dins and pub garden pick me ups...

Music Festivals Ban Sale Of Legal Highs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK

A group of more than 20 music festivals has banned the sale of "legal highs" and will take part in a "digital blackout" on Monday to highlight the dan...

GUIDE: 15 Music Festivals Worth Buying A Ticket For

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

The sun is finally starting to come in the UK which can only mean one thing - it’s time to start planning which music festivals to head to. Navi...

Lissie - Back To Forever

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

This folk-rock singer is nothing like anyone else in the charts and she's proud of it. I caught up with her at Bestival to discuss music, festivals and her love of Tequila.

Massive Festicals

Stephen Ferdinando | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Ferdinando

As I returned from Bestival roughly two week ago, after an indulgent summer of dragging a beer and mud stained tent up and down the country, I came to a conclusion. Festivals are all, in a way, a bit like Glastonbury.

Phone-free at Festivals Signals Creativity and Expression

James Burke | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Tech
James Burke

I've never understood how spending your precious time stacking icons of fruits on top of each other does much good for the world. Nor how, instead of watching live music, it is better to watch it through your phone screen, desperately trying to film it over the shoulder of the person in front of you.

Best Bits of Bestival

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

It turns out that Chic are the perfect cure to a horrendous hangover and zero hours of sleep.

Review - Bestival's 10th Birthday

Hanna Flint | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

Summer doesn't really feel over without a ferry trip across to the Isle of Wight in the first week of September. And for the last three years I have been making that journey from London to Portsmouth to Ryde to the Robin Hill Country Park for all the musical glory that is Bestival.

Sarah Dean

INTERVIEW: Disclosure Are Not For Turning

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

“That’s not something I would ever listen to,” says Howard Lawrence, one half of Disclosure. Backstage at Bestival the younger brother of arg...

Sarah Dean

INTERVIEW: Rudimental Happy They're 'Not The Hottest Boyband'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

In 2012 Rudimental had everyone dancing to their infectious breakout song ‘Feel The Love’, featuring John Newman, in the modest Replay tent at Bes...

Pictures, Videos And Gifs Of The Day: Monday 9th September 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures, videos and gifs of the day brings you the very best images, viral videos and gifs from around the world chosen and crea...

PICTURES: Sunny Start For Bestival!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Thousands of people have begun to arrive at Bestival, the last big music event of the summer, for Rob da Bank's festival's 10th year celebrations. ...

Brogan Driscoll

My Life: Josie da Bank, Creative Director And Producer At Bestival And Camp Bestival

HuffingtonPost.com | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

For Josie da Bank, creative director and producer at Bestival and Camp Bestival, festivals really are a home from home. Forming a large part of he...

Festival Essentials

Emily Sargent | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Style
Emily Sargent

Who do you think you are speaking to Re. 'Festival Essentials'? Since I'll be attending Bestival this September, I thought I'd see what you have to offer. Here are some of your suggested inclusions...

Sarah Dean

15 Of 2013's Best Festivals

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

For the 2014 Festival Guide, click HERE. Music festival season is almost upon us, and that means it's time for HuffPost UK's official guide to the...

'You've Come A Long Way, Baby!'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Get your dancing shoes on. Fatboy Slim has been announced as Bestival's final 2013 headline act. The 'Praise You' DJ will throw Rob Da Bank's Isle ...

BESTIVAL: Huge Headliners Revealed!

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

Get your sequins and boas ready - Elton John and Snoop Dogg have been confirmed as this year's Bestival headliners. The Isle Of Wight based festiva...

Meet Britain's Answer To The Beastie Boys

Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Okay, so new-on-the-scene Too Many T’s are a fair way off the Beastie Boys’ 40-million-albums-sold mark – for starters, their first EP isn’t e...

Going Local - An Outsiders' Insider Guide to Portsmouth

Naomi Thompson | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Thompson

In the last couple of years my home town of Portsmouth has undergone something of a curious transformation. This normally risk-averse island has been putting two fingers up at the cainophobic by opening up a number of jaunts that would not look out of place in my former residence, London.

Sarah Dean

INTERVIEW: Hot Chip's Singer On Making People Dance

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

You'd think it would be hard to take a musician seriously while he's wearing a paisley headband and a fake pair of long plaits, but Alexis Taylor of H...

'A Beautiful Son And A Beautiful Person': Tributes Paid To Victim Of Bestival Coach Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK

The family of a teenager who died when a coach crashed on its way back from the Bestival music festival said today it had lost a "beautiful son and a ...

In Conversation with Two Door Cinema Club

Hanna Flint | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

The sun surely came out for us this weekend at Bestival, with barely a cloud in the sky to dampen the excitement four days of world class musical performances can bring. And one of the acts ready to share their music to a more than receptive audience was Two Door Cinema Club.

Bestival: The Last Of The Summer Festivals

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Thousands of revellers will be donning fancy dress today as the Bestival music event prepares to hold its famed dressing up parade. The last and on...

DOOM-ed: Is the Hip Hop Artist Revitalising the Festival Experience?

Hanna Flint | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

On the Friday, for those of you who can't wait for your favourite Marvel-inspired rapper's new production then you might enjoy the chance to join DOOM on stage.

Bestival To Become First UK Festival Streamed Online

PA | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Bestival is to become the first UK festival to be streamed live on YouTube, including headline sets by Florence + The Machine and New Order, the organ...