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Topman CTRL & Bestival Join Forces

| On 31, Aug 2010

Bestival is one of the hottest festivals around selling out quicker than ever, if you weren’t lucky enough to get your hands on tickets, never fear! Bestival, in conjunction with Topman CTRL and Channel 4 are your access to this year’s action. With a blistering line up of headliners including Dizzee Rascal, The Flaming Lips and The Prodigy, if you love music you won’t want to miss it.

For your viewing pleasure Topman CTRL has teamed up with Bestival and Channel 4 to bring you a 60 and a 30-minute special show (Channel 4: Sunday 19th September 23.50 / T4: Sunday 19th September 12 noon* – also showing on 4Music and Q) followed by four 15-minute artist specials, featuring September’s Controller Rob Da Bank. Topman CTRL will also feature the best of Bestival 2010, with latest news and festival coverage and the chance to catch exclusive performances at

Got your tickets already? Keep your eyes peeled on site for the Topman CTRL Trend Spotters who will be eyeing up the best dressed festival goers and whisking them away for an exclusive Topman CTRL Experience, where they will be decked out in the latest Topman collections. The team will also be snapping fashionistas in the crowd for the Topman CTRL Facebook page. If your picture makes it to the site, just tag yourself for a chance to win a Topman shopping spree, it couldn’t be easier!

To celebrate Bestival’s boutique brilliance, Topman passes the keys to creator and DJ Pioneer Rob Da Bank as he takes control of this September. After choosing his favourite acts for the festival he will take you on a musical journey through Bestival 2010, an exclusive tour of backstage life and adding what makes him tick to his blog. Since founding one of the most innovative musical empires, Sunday Best, which incorporates a record label, club nights and festivals, Rob Da Bank has become one of the UK music scene’s most interesting entrepreneurs.

But that’s not all; Topman CTRL is giving one lucky music lover the chance to win a pair of tickets and on site you’ll also have the full Topman CTRL styling experience. For more details check out

Topman CTRL will be popping up here, there and everywhere over the weekend, with lots of unexpected surprises – Bestival punters are in for a treat. For all the latest shenanigans check out tweets from the festival at @topmanctrl.

Topman CTRL is an ongoing monthly series in which some of the most innovative and emerging musical talent take control of CTRL online and reveal all the influences and inspiration that make up their musical DNA. Previous Controllers include We Are Scientists, Chew Lips and Filthy Dukes who all ended their reign with a CTRL Live show they curated.