For those that have joined us in previous years we will not be in the cinema space as that is now closed. Instead we have a very unique location – the Woodland Treehouse Centre in the Ambient Forest! You can engage in some wildlife spotting before or after listening to one of your favourite albums (‘Pet Sounds’ anyone?).
Classic Album Sundays at Bestival will allow music lovers to enjoy their favourite albums in a way they never have before with our daily morning and afternoon sessions. Each session will feature a presentation on the selected album followed by an uninterrupted vinyl playback on one of the world’s best audiophile sound systems featuring La Scala II loudspeakers and SW-115 subwoofers supplied by Klipsch Audio and the remaining system courtesy of Audio Note. Pictures of our sessions at Camp Bestival can be viewed here. They were a hit!
As with Classic Album Sundays at Camp Bestival, which featured special guest Joe Boyd along with presentations from Laura Mvula and Steve Mason, the sessions at Bestival will also include a host of guest presenters. Special guest at Bestival will be punk and reggae historian, filmmaker and BBC 6 Music radio host Don Letts who will be presenting Bob Marley ‘Catch A Fire’ and Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On’. Other guest presenters will include Horse Meat Disco presenting Diana Ross ‘The Boss’ and DJ Yoda presenting A Tribe Called Quest ‘Midnight Marauders’. Scroll down for our complete schedule.
There will be no advance sign-up and entry to the limited seating sessions will be on a first-come-first serve basis and each session will start promptly at the scheduled time. For those of you that like free stuff, we will have Klipsch earphone and FOPP record voucher lucky draw competitions.
Follow us on on Twitter at @ClassicAlbumSun for regular updates and giveaways in the run-up to Bestival.
In the words of Bestival and Camp Bestival co-founder Rob Da Bank, “Classic Album Sundays is a great concept that allowed our festival-goers the chance to have a deeply emotive and engaging musical experience. They created a sonic oasis which provided a great chilled-out atmosphere in the midst of the festival.”
Matt Sommers, Klipsch Vice President of Marketing and Creative Strategies offers, “Klipsch Heritage Series speakers are exquisitely matched for vinyl playback, with superior sensitivity, dynamic range and freedom from distortion. The Classic Album Sunday’s sessions will be an amazing experience – immersive, impactful and true to the original artists’ vision. The opportunity to listen to the best source material on the best system is one not to be missed.”
“I’ve been a Klipsch enthusiast for over two decades,” enthuses CAS founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. “I’ve DJ’d in venues from London to New York City to Tokyo on dance floors surrounded by multiple Klipschorns, the same speakers I have squeezed into the living room of my home and that started Classic Album Sundays. Needless to say, Klipsch is in my DNA.”
About Klipsch Audio:
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Klipsch Heritage Series range of speakers includes four great classic models including the Klipschorn, La Scala, Cornwall, and Heresy. The range of speakers offers users a clear, crisp and powerful way of listening to music – delivering an accurate representation of the original recording artists audio.
Bestival takes place at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight over Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th September. Tickets and info can be found here. Here is our complete schedule below and we look forward to seeing y’all in the Treehouse!
12:00 – 1:15 Cocteau Twins ‘Blue Bell Knoll’
1:30 – 2:45 Herbie Hancock ‘Head Hunters’
3:00 – 4:30 Love ‘Forever Changes’
4:45 – 6:00 Bob Marley ‘Catch a Fire’ presented by Don Letts
11:00 – 12:00 The Child of Lov ‘The Child of Lov’ A Tribute
12:15 – 1:45 Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On’ presented by Don Letts
2:00 – 3:15 Diana Ross ‘The Boss’ presented by Horse Meat Disco
3:30 – 4:45 Tribe Called Quest ‘Midnight Marauders’ presented by DJ Yoda
5:00 – 6:15 Pixies ‘Doolittle’
11:00 – 12:15 Manuel Göttsching ‘E2-E4’
12:30 – 1:45 Jeff Buckley ‘Grace’
2:00 – 3:15 Lou Reed ‘Transformer’
3:30 – 4:45 Neutral Milk Hotel ‘In The Aeroplane Over the Sea’
5:00 – 6:15 Pink Floyd ‘Wish You Were Here’