New dance arena for Bestival

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BestivalBestival has introduced a brand new dance arena for the 2013 event. Called The Port, the new arena is described as a “land-locked harbour with HMS Bestival as its centrepiece surrounded by a pier and nautical sideshows”.

Explained Rob da Bank, Bestival founder: “I’m probably more excited about this new stage for Bestival than anything else in the last decade of creating fun and mental spaces for people to party on. We’ve got a tree you can rave inside, a forest with films and a giant metal spider that breathes fire but we’ve never had a life-sized ship transmitting the best techno and house DJs across the waves while lasers strafe the crowd and a lighthouse booms its foghorn!”

The Port will boast state of the art sound provided by Funktion One, hi-tech lasers and LED screens and pyro exploding from HMS Bestival’s funnels. DJs will play on HMS Belfast’ bridge to celebrate the last decade of Bestival and dance music.

Continued da Bank: “This whole new field is going to be an all night maritime adventure with dirty little rum bars, enticing brothels and sea shanties ringing out from random sailor folk in every corner. It’ll have crazy aerial displays and a bucket load of pyro that will blow your mind, it’s the dance arena to end all dance arenas and it’s gonna go off. If you want to know where the party’s at, it’s at The Port.”