New Order plan to release a live recording of their set at Bestival last year as a charity CD in support of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust.
“Live at Bestival 2012” will be available on CD and digital download in July.
To quote New Order frontman Bernard Sumner, on stage at Bestival and speaking to an ecstatic 50,000 strong crowd, “Thank you so much, you’ve been a fantastic audience. Hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have. What a great festival, it’s the BEST festival!”
Speaking recently, drummer Stephen Morris continues, “We played at so many festivals in 2012 and our highlights were, without doubt, the last two in the UK, Portmeirion and Bestival. Saturday night was fancy-dress night and Gillian enjoyed dressing up in her peacock head-dress. This charity release is a special way to mark the Bestival experience and we’re thrilled to be working with Rob and Josie’s team to raise money for such a worthy cause on the Island. It’s great to give something back and also to give such a brilliant crowd something to remember the show by. And if you weren’t there, buy the CD and enjoy the experience that way! ”
Rob da Bank, founder of Bestival says, “As part of our Live From Bestival series we needed to choose an act from 2012 that nailed it for not only us at Bestival HQ and the crowd, but who would also come across as perfectly on a CD. New Order fit that bill and then some… I was lucky enough to be side of stage for the start of the gig, in the middle of a pogoing crowd for much of the set and then back onstage for the finale. The whole band looked like they were loving it and the crowd was vintage Bestival – appreciative, raucous and dancing like maniacs! Thanks so much to New Order for supporting our charitable cause as sales from this recording will really help young people on the Isle Of Wight.”
New Order – ‘Live At Bestival 2012’ album tracklsiting;
- Here To Stay
- Bizarre Love Triangle
- The Perfect Kiss
- True Faith
- Blue Monday
- Love Will Tear Us Apart
All profits from the sale of this album will go to the Isle of Wight Youth Trust (Reg Charity No: 1087163). The Isle of Wight Youth Trust is a charitable, independent and professional organisation offering counseling, advice, information and support services to young people aged 25 and under on the Isle of Wight (the home of Bestival) and, in some cases, their parents or carers. The Youth Trust has been working on the Isle of Wight for 29 years and has made a positive input to the wellbeing of people locally. www.iowyouthtrust.co.uk
Eileen Monks, Director of The Isle of Wight Youth Trust, says; “What wonderful news that New Order should choose us, an Island charity of 29 years, to benefit in this way. This came completely out of the blue and at a time when it is becoming extra hard to raise funds to support our work with children and young people on the Island, further cementing our association with young people in their many interests and aspects of their lives. We would like to thank Rob da Bank for his continuing support.”