The Grand Palace of Entertainment; an inhibition eliminating, twisted wonderland, featuring dazzling queens and party-starting midnight cowboys is set to return to Bestival once again this year, bigger and better than ever before.
Giving Bestival an added dimension of outrageously original entertainment this year, organisers have lined up a host of festival exclusives, including Scottee’s Camp. A multi-award winning force of nature and a massive hit aboard HMS Bestival last year, Scottee brings the bestest, naffest, cabaret show, Camp, to the Desert Island Disco event.
Polymath of the false eyelash & confetti scattered world of leisure, Scottee will also be bringing the finest drag artists from across the UK exclusively to Bestival, including Theo Adams, Mzz Kimberley, Ginger Johnson, Son of a Tutu and Titus Groan in his lauded show, Drag.
The fiercely refined Jodie Harsh will also be back at Bestival this year taking over The Port with London and New York’s hottest gay party, the acclaimed Room Service.
Rob da Bank says:
“I don’t know why, but Bestival has always had a little undercurrent of high camp, flamboyance and downright gay attitude running through it, which we’ve thoroughly embraced and encouraged. The last couple of years at the Grand Palace have seen this venue really pick up the pace with so many amazingly hysterical and hilarious drag acts, cabaret superstars and disco divas arriving in their droves. I love seeing very worried looking young men going in the door in their jeans and t-shirts and falling out the back door hours later festooned in sequins and pink feather boas with massive grins on their faces. What a place!”
Also adding flamboyant flashes of brilliance to The Grand Palace of Entertainment across the weekend will be vibrant, messy, tranny-tastic club kids Sink the Pink who will host proceedings from 01:00-04:00 on Friday and Saturday night. There will also be fabulous fashionista duo, Bourgeois & Maurice, performing musical cabaret meets theatre, legendary underground club night Gutterslut, for homos, heteros, trannies & slutty in-betweens, and, if throwing shapes is your thing, you can “rave your way into the day” with an immersive morning dance experience courtesy of Morning Glory.
You can watch wild sketch comedy from Guilt and Shame’s new show Going Straight, featuring crazy Christians, sex mad zombies and a disco-loving Grim Reaper, roll with some ridiculously good homo hip-hop party courtesy of rap loving gay dudes Hard Cock Life, catch our wonderful and wonky friends, Massive in China hosting daytime shenanigans again this year, presenting a selection of the silliest interactive games and daftest comedy and cabaret stars, be amazed by Spandy Andy’s zany dance moves, vibrant spandex outfits and a garish boombox and lend an ear to all-singing, all-dancing musical revue House of Blackwell’s House Party. Bear witness to shotgun weddings, audience exorcisms and absinthe baptisms with The Church, get your head down for a full house with London’s favourite interactive club night Musical Bingo, try out your knowledge and test your nerves with Last Man Standing, a brain probing interactive, fast-paced, multiple choice contest, be astounded by improv comedy from Robin And Partridge, or be a sinner with Legs Akimbo.