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As day turned into night, Bestival at Goldsmiths became a beguiling wonderland of colour and sound.
The Great Hall
Spiriting the essence of Bestival’s after dark adventures into the heart of London, Goldsmiths' awe-inspiring Great Hall became the focus for the first half of the evening, with music from a PureGold artist to beginning the festivities.
Multiple Mercury Prize nominee, Ghostpoet AKA Obaro Ejimiwe, headlined the Great Hall action with his idiosyncratic flow. His most recent album Shedding Skin cemented Ghostpoet’s standing as one of the UK music scene’s most singular voices. A veteran of Bestival events, he never fails to mesmerise a crowd and remains utterly compelling.
Goldsmiths Popular Music graduate Rosie Lowe kicked things up a notch with a slice of androgynous soul. Rosie’s sultry, jazz-infused sonic adventuring has gained universal critical acclaim.
The South-East London quartet met studying at Goldsmiths, and with haunting vocals and striking melodic instrumentation, they have been described as resembling the likes of 'In-Rainbows'-era Radiohead and The XX. They were hand-picked from Goldsmiths' own music festival PureGold, which showcases the talents of our final-year music students.
Bestival at The Stretch
The second half of the evening saw the party decamp to the Student Union, where the Bestival and Goldsmiths teams will fire up the sound system and head for the dancefloor.
With sets from Goldsmiths alumni Goldierocks and Rob da Bank, as well as a very special guest headliner, Disciples.
8pm – Wired Radio DJs
9.30pm – Goldierocks
10.30pm – Rob da Bank
11.30pm – Disciples
1-2am – Amy Becker
2am – Wired Radio DJs
Students can purchase £10 tickets at the SU welcome desk.