bestival

Thinkpieces And Shit

Sixty UK Festivals Taking a Stand Against Sexual Assault Is Only the Beginning

A recently announced Safer Spaces initiative is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ending sexual violence at music events.
Lauren O'Neill
5.5.17
Noisey News

Bestival is Leaving the Isle of Wight

The event will move to a new home in Dorset from 2017.
Lauren O'Neill
12.15.16
Op-Eds

Music Festivals Need to Do More to Prevent Sexual Assaults

When festival organizers and bystanders are poorly educated on how to handle or prevent sexual assaults, it implicitly says this behaviour is acceptable.
Jill Krajewski
8.18.16
thump news

This Organization Wants to End Sexual Assault at Festivals Through Education

On-site counseling and information bracelets are some of the initiatives from the Isle of Wight Council.
Britt Julious
8.8.16
festivals 2016

The Serious and Unaddressed Problem of Rape at British Music Festivals

Music festivals have become a common location for rape and sexual assaults, so why has nothing been done about it?
Beulah Devaney
3.22.16
Toronto

Bestival Toronto Announces 2016 Lineup with The Cure, Jamie xx, Grimes, and More

The second Canadian edition of the UK festival takes place June 11-12.
Max Mertens
3.14.16
thump news

Bestival Announces Return to Toronto in June 2016

Founder Rob Da Bank calls last year's event "one of the highlights of my festival career."
Gigen Mammoser
2.29.16
Features

12 Canadian Electronic Music Stories That Got Everybody Talking This Year

All the news that mattered in 2015, from drug busts to deadmau5 beef.
THUMP Canada Staff
12.14.15
Festival Season!

Tracks from Hudson Mohawke, Four Tet, and Skrillex Dominated Bestival 2015

We're back from the UK with these sounds ringing in our ears.
Angus Harrison
9.17.15
Stuff

I Walked Around a Music Festival Asking to Test People's Drugs

Some pills were relatively pure, but other samples were duds or cut with dangerous chemicals.
Michael Segalov
9.16.15
northmix

NORTHMIX: Pusher

It's virtually impossible to administer a chill pill during this mix.
Rebecca Krauss
9.9.15
festivals 2016

Here's Every Annoying Person You'll Meet at a Festival

The point is that we're all human beings who, at some point, have sucked to be around.
Noisey Redactie
8.18.15
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