Finalists Revealed for Bestival Competition

In what has become a tradition for Rob Da Bank and co., the organisers of Bestival have revealed the finalists for their annual talent competition on the Isle of Wight.

The event, to be held on Thursday 14th August at the Quay Arts, will be judged by Level 42 and bass legend Mark King, Isle of Wight Radio’s Glyn Taylor and Rob Da Bank himself.

Competing in the bands category will be Rebel & the Hearts, PORTABLEhigh, Ever, NaNNiK and Live Island artist Lauran Hibberd. Battling it out for a slot in the coveted Bollywood Tent will be DJ’s Ronan Mwuj, Just Eden, Leaf and Alfie Hancock.

This year, the spoken word category received the most entries ever, and the finalists were whittled down to Jimmy Andrex, Kestrell and Nino. It has also been confirmed that there will be a performance from Wight Ukes on the night. The event will take place from 7pm to 11pm.

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Lauran Hibberd is among the performers at the event.