It was all aboard the HMS Bestival last Wednesday as they threw a shindig on the high seas to welcome the final headliner to the line up at this year’s festival. It was announced that Friday’s headliner will be none other than the legendary Fatboy Slim.
Rob da Bank revealed the highly-anticipated act saying “We wanted to have a big moment for all our amazing crew and the beautiful Bestivalites whether they’ve been with us for the last decade or even just this year so we went back to one of our headliners from the first year and someone who’s supported us since our early days in clubland. Yes ladies and gents boys and girls roll up roll up for what will be the biggest spectacle in UK festival land as we unveil Fatboy Slims Bestival Birthday Bash”.
Fatboy Slim will be joining Elton John, Snoop Dogg, M.I.A, The Flaming Lips and many more. The festival will also be turning 10 this year and who better to start the weekend of crazy antics than the man who was there at the beginning? The 3 day event is known for its mad parties and amazing acts so you can expect this birthday to be a sea of good times.
You can still get tickets here and find out who else is playing at the Bestival site. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
Star Trek Into Darkness is possibly the most talked about film of the moment and definitely the most talked about sci-fi feature. So we thought what better time to announce out latest cover star? 1883 can finally reveal that Star Trek Into Darkness star, Zoe Saldana will be on the cover for The Odyssey Issue! Shot in New York, Zoe can be seen against the beautiful urban skyline.
Saldana returns to reprise her sci-fi role after first appearing in the 2009 film. Starring as Uhura, she is kicking ass across the universe and is joined on board the Enterprise by Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, John Cho and Brit actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
This time around the Enterprise team must work together to stop a terror threat, from within their own organisation, that could potentially end the world. The team must battle for their lives whilst juggling friends and love, and ultimately making sacrifices.
You can pre-order The Odyssey issue online now at www.1883magazine.com/buy and will be in stores on May 31st. Make sure you grab a copy to see Zoe’s full interview and shoot.
The fashion world has been waiting with baited breath to see what Donatella Versace would unveil for her Versus Versace new look. And as the collection was revealed at a star-studded show in the big apple last night, no one was disappointed.
Brave, boundary breaking and bold, everything about the Versus Versace event broke the usual fashion show rules. The models were visible to the show’s attendees as they got ready backstage, courtesy of a number of one-way mirrors, whilst the runway show (if you can call it that – ‘show’ seems a colossal understatement) itself was interjected with live performances from Angel Haze, Dead Sara and Grimes, all who wore Versus Versace attire.
Explained by Donatella as “a label for a new global tribe”, both the mens and womens collection included a dual façade; of course the brash Gianni inspiration remained in the form of mini-dresses, cut out features and studded leather, but also showcased was the new JW Anderson capsule collection, comprising of acid colours and miniscule clubwear.
Following the show, guests were invited to stay on for a party with guest DJ Maxwell on the decks.
Content from the event can be viewed at www.versusversace.com, which is the new online home for the brand. JW Anderson’s collection will be launched on the site in a month’s time.
If you are a film fanatic, you must know that the prestigious annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off yesterday. Petite French actress Audrey Tautou is hosting the opening of the festival, which is now in its 66th year and will run for eleven days, and famed director Steven Spielberg is set to be assisting the jury in deciding the top flicks.
Baz Luhrman’s much-anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby opened the screenings and is one of the acclaimed 20 films in with a shot of taking home the famed Palme d’Or award.
Entered into the top 20 list is a formidable selection inclusive of a whole wealth of genres, languages and actors of all calibers. Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1960s period flick Inside Llewyn Davis, Soderbergh’s Behind The Candelabra starring Michael Douglas, Polanski’s French adaptation of Venus In Fur, Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring starring Emma Watson. The festival will close with Zulu, a crime investigation drama starring Forrest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom.
Other awards up for grabs include Best Actor, Best Actress, Grand Prix and Prix du Jury. Make sure to check back here on May 26th to see which films won the awards and then make sure you watch them all!
Despite the bleak weather, our morning was significantly cheered by a video we were asked to check out. Atmospheric female fronted synth-pop band Vienna Ditto have released a video for the title track of their acclaimed Liar Liar EP and team 1883 were notably impressed by it and highly recommend you add it to your playlist.
The band makes music that combines electronica, rockabilly and dirty guitar riffs. And the effect is intriguing, to say the least. If a genre label was required, Vienna Ditto describe themselves as ‘voodoo sci-fi blues’. The track Liar Liar itself is dark yet captivating featuring a strong beat and unique female vocals that make you want to keep listening.
And the video is equally as cool. Shot in a very simplistic yet artistic way, it features frames within frames as video cameras obstruct key facial features of those on screen with another person’s face visible on the camera in the shot. Simply put, it is similar to a video you might expect to see as part of an art installation. It’s edgy.
Father’s Day always creeps on us; so, in an effort to be prepared, why not book your old man a day away from D.I.Y and present him with the ultimate pampering package, at one of London’s most luxurious destinations.
The “King for a Day” package has been specifically designed by the Sanderson and St Martins hotels to include everything that a man could want from a day of relaxation: food, alcohol and some beautifying. Your father will be able to wolf down a full English breakfast, a bottle of Champagne and enjoy a luxury wet shave. Bliss.
The shave will take place at London’s premier male grooming specialists, Murdock London. Sleek and stylish, this masculine space was designed with the modern gentleman in mind and the experts will use signature Murdock collection products to create the finished look.
You can chose either the Sanderson package, which starts from £309 or the St Martins Lane option that costs from £289. To reserve, call 020 7300 5577 or visit www.morganshotelgroup.com and mention the promotional code PKFATH when booking.
Anyone with an ounce of musical knowledge knows that the tenth Bestival returns to the Isle of Wight in September and words can’t describe how excited we are. If, like us, you’re crossing off the days on the calendar then news of a Bestival party tomorrow night should be music to your ears. And it’s not just any party; it’s a party aboard The HMS President 1918 – and 1883 Magazine will be there!
Presented by Sunday Best and curated by Josie and Rob Da Bank the event will unveil one last headliner for Bestival’s favourited Friday night spot. And if that’s not enough, the soon-to-be-released headliner will also perform an intimate and exclusive set at tomorrow night’s event.
Last year’s Bestival included performances from chart toppers such as Florence and the Machine, Emile Sandé and the Alabama Shakes. So we can’t wait to see who will be joining Elton John and his band, M.I.A and Annie Mac Presents on stage in September.
Make sure you check our blog on Thursday to see who the mystery last headliner will be…and add them straight to your playlist!
If you venture out to Bethnal Green in the next few weeks you are in for a pleasant surprise. Acme Studios is hosting a riotous experiment in art: Adjacent Practice Colliding Daily. Curated by six Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art students, the three week project is an exercise in the disciplines of exhibiting. An ever evolving exhibition; the use of space is subject to daily revisions – testing the distinctions between production and display and, in their own words: “questioning the modes of practice when engaging artists and audiences.”
We popped along to the opening night last Saturday where Chelsea Studio Award winner Rafal Zajko was kicking off proceedings with his intriguing wooden constructions and video installations. The beauty of the experiment being, of course, that the space will look utterly different today. Next week, will see the work of Ninna Bohn Pederson, winner of the Adrian Carruther’s Award, displayed and subjected to the same immersive curatorial experience. A preview event tomorrow night will unveil her collaboration with the project.
Those intrigued by the nature of the experiment should hot foot it over to Acme studios before the exhibition closes on the 26th May after a final week of unscheduled collaborations. Well worth the trip, this is an exhibition created with thought and quirk. But be warned, it is not for the faint of Art.
If you’re fed up of hearing about Glastonbury, Benicassim, Coachella and all of the other known festivals, let us open your eyes to a less familiar festival that promises a wildly romantic vibe.
Meadows in the Mountains festival is a three day event that is so much more than just music. Exquisitely located in the heart of the Rhodopian Mountains, Bulgaria, you can wile away the hours with fresh, underground music fused with unique entertainment and delicious, locally sourced food.
This year’s musical line up includes an eclectic mix of artists that crosses all genres and styles. Don’t miss Baby Prince (one half of Wolf+Lamb), Mt. Wolf, a new British dream folk four-piece band, Nick Monaco, a quirky and original singer and The Common Tigers, a Brighton based five piece band in the style of The Beach Boys. And if you fancy a few moments away from the music then indulge in a horse and cart taxi, take a walk through the mountains, speed down the zip line, try some grass bob-sleighing or if you’re feeling really brave then face the death slides.
Meadows in the Mountains Festival 2013 will run from 7-9th June. Only a limited number of tickets are available for all three days so make sure you get yours quickly. For more information, visit www.meadowsinthemountains.com.
If you didn’t think that pyjamas could be stylish then think again. British designer William Tempest (who has dressed stars including Rihanna, Victoria Beckham and Alexa Chung) has teamed up the oh-so-fabulous hotel W London to create a stylish capsule collection of pyjamas.
Taking inspiration from this season’s runways, the sleepwear boasts striking geometric patterns and eye-catching prints ensuring that the wearer is bang on trend for the current seasons – even whilst asleep.
Crafted in shades of smoky grey, purple, white and sapphire blue, the collection is neutral in colour and designed to be unisex. Key styling features include ‘Made in Britain’ buttons and subtle ‘Ws’ interwoven within the pinstripe print.
Plus, they are reversible, featuring William’s bespoke design printed onto a silk and cotton blend on one side with a tamer solid, light grey, peach fabric on the other. The two-sided set reflects W London’s design concept – buttoned up by day and let loose by night – which is inspired by the dual personality of Brits.
William Tempest said of the collection; “It has been huge fun designing pyjamas with W London! My design is inspired by the duality of the British personality and reflects the creative, eclectic city of London. I’m also excited to be supporting London-based manufacturers to create the pyjamas.”
The limited edition sleepwear will be available for hotel guests staying in W London’s E WOW and WOW suites. In addition, a limited number of the special edition pyjamas will be available in W The Store at W London from 1st June 2013 for £175.