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Bestival twins with Exit Festival

Fri 20 Apr 2012

Bestival twins with Exit Festival

Bestival organisers on the Isle of Wight have announced the island event is to be twinned with Exit Festival in 2012 as part of a scheme by the Association of Independent Festivals.

As a result, those behind Bestival are going to be teaming up with Exit Festival of Serbia in order to share ideas in an initiative based on the twin towns concept.

Curator of the Isle of Wight-based event Rob da Bank revealed he has been to Exit once before and the visit to Serbia has stuck in his memory for a long time.

The Radio 1 DJ announced he recalls "playing records in an old fort to the most hedonistic party people this side of ... well Bestival!" and said he hopes the collaboration between the two festivals can continue for many years in the future.

"So much energy, good vibes and great acts playing - hopefully something that we share with Exit at Bestival," he said of the move to twin the events.

General manager of Exit Bojan Boskovic stated everyone involved in the event is pleased to be twinning with Bestival this year, describing the Isle of Wight-based bash as one of the most "musically exciting" festivals in the world.

"Bestival has a great energy, an immense and interesting line up and who can compete with the unique ideas and artwork each year?" he said, going on to suggest there is a chance that the two festivals could be booking the same acts for 2012.

Mr Boskovic added he hopes some of the people who regularly go to Exit will choose to head to the Isle of Wight for Bestival this summer, while British revellers will make the trip to Serbia to enjoy Exit as well.

Duran Duran, Gossip, Guns N' Roses, Plan B and Wolfmother are among the artists on the Exit bill, while New Order will be performing at both the Isle of Wight and Serbian festivals.

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