The Headfunk Online Festival promises a massive dose of positivity this weekend

Kicking off on Friday afternoon and running pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday, you can party your socks off in your living room as a whole host of bands, solo acts, DJs and spoken word artists bring some positivity back to C19-World

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 2:28pm

By Sally Perry

Rob da Bank joins ten others for Scotland to Cowes fundraising cycle challenge

The core riders at the Red Funnel

The mammoth cycle challenge has raised over £30,000 for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, a national charity that supports young people aged 8-24 in rebuilding their confidence after cancer.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 10:56am

By Ashton Howard

Youth Trust welcomes new patron, Lord Grade, at Annual Gala Dinner

youth trust dinner 1

The tenth gala dinner, this time held in Cowes, welcomed 170 guests, including Lady Francesca Grade and Lord Michael Grade.

Wednesday, 21st November, 2018 12:07pm

By Felicity Radak

WightAID helps 64 charities in less than two years

cheque presentation

With the support of Isle of Wight Businesses, WightAID has been able to help 64 charities in less than two years, with over £186,000 being granted.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 10:02am

By Becky Storey

MP and Bestival founder join forces to launch Youth Trust building appeal

youth trust - robby and bob

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust launched their ‘Fund our Future’ Appeal last week, aiming to raise £150,000 towards the purchase of a new headquarters for the local charity that helps young Islanders.

Tuesday, 19th December, 2017 11:49am

By Felicity Radak

Over £66,000 raised at Royal Hotel gala dinner for Isle of Wight Youth Trust

youth trust gala at Royal Hotel

The event raised an astonishing £66,000 for the local charity, breaking all previous records with a 20 per cent increase on last year’s Gala Dinner.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 12:56pm

By Felicity Radak with one comment

Rob da Bank: Vote UKIP in? Isle of Wight might lose Bestival

Rob Da Bank with Party pooper by Julian Winslow

Does Robby’s threat to take Bestival away from the Island bring sufficient fear into people’s minds that they might change their vote?

Tuesday, 5th May, 2015 9:28pm

By Simon Perry with 44 readers' comments

Rob da Bank’s plan to export Bestival to the US of A

Rob Da Bank with Party pooper by Julian Winslow

There'll be more for Robby than just the tenth anniversary to celebrate this Bestival.

Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 7:34pm

By Simon Perry with 8 readers' comments

Haylands sixth formers celebrate official opening

Robyn Shaw and Rob da Bank:

New sixth form for Ryde Academy students officially opened by Bestival brainchild Rob da Bank.

Wednesday, 12th February, 2014 8:56am

By Nat Nelson