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Bestival boss: I would not book Cher Lloyd

Fri 31 Aug 2012

Bestival boss: I would not book Cher Lloyd

The curator of Bestival on the Isle of Wight has stated he would not book Cher Lloyd to play at the event after the X Factor star was bottled off stage at V Festival last weekend.

However, Rob da Bank stated this is not because she is a pop act, it is because he does not think she makes the kind of music people who attend Bestival would want to listen to.

Speaking to Gigwise, the Radio 1 DJ pointed out that Pop Idol winner Will Young has played at the Isle of Wight event in the past and this year, Rizzle Kicks and Stooshe are among the pop groups to be performing at the bash, which takes place at Robin Hill Country Park next month.

The Bestival boss also criticised those who decided to throw bottles at Lloyd during her set at V Festival last weekend, noting there is no reason to do this.

"I've been at Oasis concerts and seen bottles ... thrown around and it's not a pleasant experience. That's awful for an artist," he told the website.

Rob da Bank spoke of the trend towards pop acts being booked for music festivals and stated that even though Stooshe are not the sort of band he would choose to listen to, he thinks they are going to go down well at Bestival next month.

"Pop music is pop music and I'm very proud to support great pop music," he said, adding he believes the group are going to attract a lot of young people from the Isle of Wight to buy tickets to see the act perform at Bestival.

There is a long history of pop-based acts being bottled off stage at music festivals in the UK, with Panic! at the Disco and Daphne and Celeste among those to have suffered the fate during their performances on stage.

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