You and friend could see off summer in serious style at Bestival, which takes place on the Isle of Wight from Thursday September 4 – Sunday September 7 2014.
Festival shades and fancy dress at the ready, guys: we're giving away one pair of weekend tickets to this year's Bestival plus camping at Wild Copse, the festival's premium camp site. That's right, there'll be no roughing it for our first prize winner and their guest – Wild Copse campsite has its own food stalls, a chill-out bar and a pamper parlour. If you're not lucky enough to bag the first prize, one runner up will win a pair of weekend tickets to the festival, which include standard camping.
Bestival 2014 boasts a scorching line-up featuring the likes of OutKast, Foals, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Busta Rhymes, Disclosure, Sam Smith, Annie Mac, London Grammar, Basement Jaxx, Major Lazer, Chase & Status and Boys Noize, to name just a handful of top acts on the bill.
If you can tear yourself away from the mouthwatering selection of live music, be sure to visit The Port, The Wishing Tree and The Grand Palace of Entertainment, plus catch a glimpse of the cutting-edge cabaret, circus and comedy also on offer at this year's festival.
For more information on Bestival, visit bestival.net or the festival's Facebook page.
You haven't 'done' Soho until you've been to a gig at The Borderline, simple as. This much-loved venue with a loyal audience has given a platform to countless bands and artists throughout its long history – stretching back over 20 years – and is still going strong today, showcasing both new and revered talent. Head in for a gig on any given day and you could find yourself moshing to rock and metal, getting busy on the dancefloor at an indie club night or perhaps soaking up the sweet tone of a folk, blues or Americana singer-songwriter. It can get a little cramped when the 275-ish capacity fills up, but that's all the better for creating an intimate atmospherewhere between artist and audience, and means you won't have to worry about elbowing your way to the front past thousands of people. A Soho musical institution. We were there when The Borderline reopened in March 2017: