We’re really happy to say that Bestival’s Rob da Bank was awarded an Honorary Degree by Solent University at the 2018 graduation ceremonies.

A great supporter of the University’s music industry courses, Rob da Bank has provided many work experience opportunities at his company’s portfolio of festivals which includes Southampton Common People, Oxford Common People, Camp Bestival and Bestival.

He has also been a valued guest at our annual SMILEfest on a number of occasions – an event curated and managed by students and staff from the BA Hons Music Promotion, BA Hons Popular Music Journalism and BA Hons Music Management degrees, alongside support from many other courses.

Watch his interview and acceptance speech here: