Bestival Announces Circus Theme for August 2018


Roll up, roll up, step this way and be amazed as Bestival reveal the theme for 2018. Bestival will celebrate 250 years of Circus, on the Lulworth Estate at a brand-new showtime – 2-5 August 2018.

Featuring the miracles of miracle makers from across the globe, be dazzled and delighted by Art Car Night Circus Parade, Caravanserai flying trapeze, fire eating, the Insect Circus Museum, hall of mirrors, circus workshops and free haircuts.

Plus, be astonished and astounded by all the brilliant Bestival stages and sideshows that you can’t see anywhere else in the world. Line up announced soon.

Rob da Bank says: It’s time to run away and join the Circus, Bestival style! Bearded freaks, insane acrobats, high wire daredevils, mutant jugglers and an out of control ringmaster all eager for you to join the most colourful show on earth await!

But that’s not all. We have a new showtime, too. In response to festival goers’ feedback organisers will be opening the gates to Bestival a whole month earlier in 2018.

Moving to the heart of the summer, Bestival’s circus-themed arcadia of discovery will now be held from the 2nd to the 5th of August 2018.

Head to to register for the pre-sale which begins at 10am on Friday 3rd November. Pre-sale tickets will be priced £139 plus booking fees and refundable eco-bond.