There was shock and sadness last year when news of a bus crash, revellers on their way back from Bestival, killed three Merseyside men and injured fifty more.
The festival, devastated at what happened, promised to do a fundraising event in honour of the victims and survivors. And they’ve come good – this month, they take over Nation for a mini-Bestival. Mind you ‘mini’ is probably doing it a disservice: the lineup here is absolutely top notch.
Ian McCulloch and Ian Broudie headline, and there’s a set from Bestival favourites The Cuban Brothers in there too. Is Tropical, Killaflaw, The Tea Street Band and Hoodie Ledbetter all round off the live bands.
There’s spoken word from legendary raconteur Howard Marks (aka Mr. Nice), and DJs in the form of Rob da Bank, Steve Parry, Chris McGee and ore.
Rather thrillingly, they’re also screening The Chemical Brothers’ utterly incredible ‘Don’t Think’ movie, too, which is well worth a watch if you missed the FACT showing last year (read our review here) – it’s worth the ticket price alone.
All money goes to the parents and families of those killed and seriously injured in the crash. Make a date in your diary.