Just when you thought you’d seen everything, some jokers decide they want to make a massive version of Lionel Richie’s head and they need your help. They’re pretty funny guys so we though we’d let them explain the idea to you…
‘A lot of people like Lionel Richie because of his music. A whole lotta other people like him because of funny internet memes. We’re fans of the funny stuff although we’re partial to a bit of ‘All Night Long’ and his ‘Hello’ music video is pretty hilarious.
Over the years Lionel Richie’s Head has been superimposed onto a digestive biscuit, a teapot and a missing persons poster. Now we want to take Lionel Richie’s Head and blow it up, at least 3m, and give everyone at Bestival the biggest ‘Hello’ ever.
We are Hungry Castle, a studio that makes Public Art. We call it Cool Shit. Whether you think a giant inflatable sculpture of Lionel Richie’s Head is Cool or just Shit, at least it’s not “meh”. Luckily for us Josie and Rob da Bank fall into the Cool category. They seem to get our sense of humour and have offered to put Lionel Richie’s Head on the Bestival line-up once we raise the money through Kickstarter crowdfunding.
A festival like this is the one place where anything can happen and we believe that whoever comes to Bestival will really enjoy this experience. They’ll enter Lionel Richie’s Head and answer a ringing phone. Then they hear Lionel’s voice singing “Hello, is it me you’re looking for?”
We love how Bestival is about escapism and dressing up. It’s why we’re rewarding backers with tee shirts, caps, masks and of course premium backstage tickets. Lionel also travels well. Just let out the air and blow him up again. Different festival, different country same giant Lionel Richie Head.
You can help create an artwork that’s purpose is to bring a smile. Go on, give Lionel Richie’s Head a good kicking.’
What are you waiting for? Find out more and donate at kickstarter.com. Here’s how it will work below…