Camp Bestival’s Rob da Bank wins TicketLine lawsuit

Bestival and co-founder of Camp Bestival Robert Gorham won his case at Central London County Courtwhich saw TicketLine attempt to sue the promoter, DJ and record label boss for allegedly failing to repay in full a £1million loan taken out to support Bestival (cap. 40,000) before the festival kicked off. be administered in 2018.

Goreham, otherwise known as Rob Da Bank, tweeted: “Truth and justice prevailed. Thank you da Bank team for supporting us for 4 shitty years, we love you.

Ticketline had accused Gorham of refusing to repay around £650,000 of a £1million loan that was given to keep Bestival afloat. Gorham said he did not take a personal loan, was not directly involved in the financial side of running Bestival and therefore should not have to repay it.

Following the judgment, da Bank said: “Josie and I are so happy and relieved that truth and justice have prevailed, and that four years of grueling legal proceedings are behind us.

“We are so grateful to our incredibly loyal friends and families for allowing us to continue – and to our legal team at Russell, Sara and Jonathan, for proving our innocence beyond doubt.

“We now look forward to getting back to what matters most to us – our children and families, playing with friends in the fields and at festivals, and launching our brand new Camp Bestival festival in August.”

While Bestival is no longer staged, Live Nation expanded Camp Bestival at a second site this year. The family festivals with a capacity of 30,000 will take place at Weston Park from August 18-21 in Shropshire and at Lulworth Castle in Dorset from July 28-31.

Working alongside his illustrator wife Josie, Gorham launched the first Camp Bestival in 2008. He continues to oversee the event.

Jan G. Gilbert