Sky Arts to Broadcast Camp Bestival
Sky Arts has acquired the rights to broadcast the television production of the multi award winning family festival Camp Bestival (1×90’), which has been produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment (WKE) in conjunction with executive producers for Camp Bestival, Ben Turner and Ziggy Gilsenan. It is set to air at 9pm, on 4 September on Sky Arts 1 HD.
The programme was filmed at the sold out festival’s Lulworth Castle home in Dorset, and features stand out music performances and entertainment for all the family. The programme features live sets from Example, Tinie Tempah, Lee Scratch Perry, Ellie Goulding, Dan Le Sac Vs Scoobius Pip, George Clinton, The Cuban Brothers and Madness.
The one-off show is presented by Camp Bestival Curator Rob da Bank, with Camp Bestival host Miguel Mantovani (aka Mike Keat) from The Cuban Brothers, who offers a unique insight into the family festival spectacular, exploring the site to reveal a fantastic array of festival highlights.
Malcolm Gerrie, CEO, Whizz Kid Entertainment said, “I am delighted that we are now part of the ongoing success surrounding the Bestival brand and Sky Arts summer of festivals. From Lee Scratch Perry to Madness, George Clinton to Marc Almond, we’ve tried to capture some of the superb music and atmosphere which makes this event unique in what is a very crowded market.”
Camp Bestival Curator, Rob da Bank, added: “It feels like Camp Bestival has found its natural home with Sky and Sky Arts, it reflects the fun and family nature of the show. Working with Malcolm Gerrie and Whizz Kid has been a great experience and we’re very proud of the final show.”
Camp Bestival is a Whizz Kid Entertainment production, acquired by James Hunt for Sky Arts. It was produced by Zoe Cook, directed by Nick Walters and executive produced by Katherine Allen and Malcolm Gerrie for Whizz Kid Entertainment.
Notes to editors:
Whizz Kid Entertainment was launched in 2006 and is owned jointly by Ingenious Media Active Capital Limited (IMAC) and former Initial CEO Malcolm Gerrie. The company was created to produce top quality programmes across a wide-range of genres including Entertainment; Factual Entertainment; Events and Music and has experienced in-house specialists in each field.
Whizz Kid Entertainment has secured a raft of commissions including Let’s Dance for… Comic Relief/ Sport Relief (BBC1), U2 on YouTube (YouTube), Elton’s New Year’s Eve Party – Live From the O2 Arena (ITV1 & ITV3), Countdown To Midnight: Take That & Guests Live At The O2 (ITV1 & ITV2), Happy Birthday Elton! (ITV1), The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BBC1), The BAFTA Television Awards (BBC1), George Michael: The Road To Wembley (Channel 4), The Nokia Green Room (Channel 4) Beauty And The Best (LivingTV), Help! I’ve Got A High Maintenance… (five) plus a major on-line production – The Moonlight Signing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for Bloomsbury Publishing.
In 2006 Whizz Kid Entertainment acquired digital content specialists, Tough Cookie who have placed themselves at the forefront of the booming online video market. Tough Cookie specialises in producing content and live events for brands, labels and cross-media broadcasters, providing live music and interviews for syndication.
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