Bestival pays tribute to crash victims

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Bestival 2012 © Bestival

Bestival 2012 © Bestival

Bestival organisers have revealed plans to arrange a club night in Nation in tribute to the festival-goers who died returning from the Isle Of Wight event in 2012.

A coach was returning from the festival to Liverpool on the A3 when it crashed into a tree, leaving 50 people injured and three dead: Michael Molloy, Kerry Ogden and coach driver Colin Daulby.

Bestival organiser Rob Da Bank has announced that the club night will take place on 30 March, and will benefit those involved in the crash, with all proceeds going to charities chosen by the families of those who died.

Rob Da Bank said: “We’ve been working to get an event set up to show some love and hopefully raise lots of money for those affected and their families. We’re pleased it’s in the hometown of many of those involved; Liverpool.”

He added that the Bestival team were “utterly devastated” about the tragedy.

A spokesperson for Bestival said, “We knew that we had to do everything we could to show that they are in our hearts and minds.”

The event will be hosted by Rob Da Bank and the Cuban Brothers, with a full line-up including local Liverpool guests to be released at a later date.

Tickets will cost £16.25, including booking fees.

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