Could the HMS Bestival be on its way to Glastonbury 2019?
Rob da Bank caused quite a stir on Twitter earlier today (Monday, February 4), as he took to the social media platform to inform his Twitter followers that he is “off to […] Worthy Farm on a secret mission …” and that “Glasto fans” should “watch this space” (see original tweet below).
Off to a wet and windy (never!) Worthy Farm on a secret mission … watch this space Glasto fans 👀
— Rob da Bank (@RobdaBank) February 4, 2019
As one can imagine, the Glasto Twittersphere went into somewhat of a speculation frenzy – with most of the commentators expressing excitement and speculation about the possibility of da Bank’s HMS Bestival taking part in this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
One speculator on Twitter named Lee Browne, said: “Bestival is having an area at Glastonbury. You heard it here first!”
Bestival is having an area at Glastonbury. You heard it here first!
— Lee Browne (@leebrowne27) February 4, 2019
While another (unofficial) Glastonbury related Twitter account known as The Glasto Thingy, shared a picture of the Worthy Farm site (off the BBC Glasto Webcam) in response to Rob’s tweet – jokingly pointing out the fact that there is “No sign of any ships yet…”
No sign of any ships yet… pic.twitter.com/h8aFskhpfL
— The Glasto Thingy (@TheGlastoThingy) February 4, 2019
Coming to think about it – going back a few months, the Bestival co-founder and DJ did peculiarly start following a few notable Glastonbury related Twitter accounts (including yours truly), which all does seem rather odd and intriguing.
Perhaps he is helping out with the changes planned for The Park area which Emily Eavis mentioned in an interview earlier this year.
UPDATE: February 9, 2019
Rob da Bank has now posted a picture to his Instagram account of himself with festival organiser Emily Eavis down at Worthy Farm.
da Bank went down to the legendary farm to visit Emily and her husband Nick and said that “seeing the site in the snow was a one off for me as a 20 plus year Glasto veteran”.
The DJ and Bestival co-founder went on to praise the team running festivals and of course Michael Eavis “the granddaddy of all us young pretenders…” as he rightly put it.
Rob promised more news soon of what they got up to in the wintry shadow of the Pyramid Stage.
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Lucky enough this week to go and visit @emily_eavis and her husband Nick who run tings down @glastofest and keep Worthy Farm spick n span… seeing the site in the snow was a one off for me as a 20 plus year Glasto veteran and I honestly don’t think there’s a nicer team running festivals than these guys and of course Michael the granddaddy of all us young pretenders… news soon of what we got up to in the wintry shadow of the Pyramid Stage #glastonbury #festival #thebest
More as we hear it…