Category Archives: Bestival

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.

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Review :: Bestival 2017

Well, we hate to say it but as it gets colder and darker, the U.K. Festival season is truly coming to a close. But what better way to send us off than Bestival?

Having changed venue from the beautiful Isle of Wight to the equally gorgeous Lulworth Estate, Dorset, the journey was certainly easier and cheaper than the ferry, but the festival was noticeably smaller than before.

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Bestival 2017 :: Ones To Watch

The UK festival season is sadly coming to a close, and as the nights draw in, we’re incredibly excited to sign off the summer this weekend (7-10 September) at Bestival.

Bestival has moved to its new home at Lulworth Estate in Dorset, which means no more ferrying to and from The Isle of Wight. While everyone’s busy planning fancy dress for theme of colours, here are the acts we’re raving over other than headliners Justice, The xx, Roots Manuva, The Pet Shop Boys and A Tribe Called Quest.

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Bestival 2017 :: Desperados Clubhouse Hosts Shoom, Paranoid London & more

Rebooting three club nights over four days with original residents in an innovative, interactive house structure, Desperados Clubhouse will give a whole new generation a tantalising taste of some truly vintage rave behaviour at Bestival this year.

Kicking things off in on Thursday the 7th September, seminal acid emporium, Shoom are in the house with sets from Lone, Shoom founder Danny Rampling and Pete Heller.

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Bestival 2017 :: The Jagerhaus Welcomes Joe Goddard, Anna Straker & more

‘Best friends don’t let you do stupid things alone.’ The JägerHaus is back at Bestival with a bang! A truly immersive music venue with house party vibes.

The life and soul of Cuckoo Clump, the JägerHaus will be as eclectic as ever in Bestival’s new Dorset home, hosting the very best bands and DJs from Joe Goddard to talented newcomer Anna Straker.

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Bestival 2017 Increases the Peace with Kanye West

Kanye West is appearing at Bestival 2017, but not in a way you’d expect. The Bestival team have teamed up with madcap creatives, the Hungry Castle & Cool Shit crew to bring another ground breaking, iconic inflatable. Ladies & gentlemen, behold! It’s Happy (CREEPY) Kanye!

Spanish art collective Cool Shit is the internet in real-life. Making meme culture reality, they’ve been giving celebrities the larger than life treatment for the last four years, notably bringing Lionel’s Richie Head, which stood at a mere three and half metres tall, to Bestival in 2013.

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Bestival 2017 :: Love Bot Park hosts UK Garage Pool Party!

If you’re apprehensive about what to expect from Bestival at its new home in Dorset this summer – fear no more. The team behind Bestival just revealed details of a brand new area for Bestival, Love Bot Park.

Love Bot Park features a UK Garage POOL PARTY, with DJ Luck & MC Neat plus Heartless Crew, Oxide & Neutrino and Matt Jam Lamont. Love Bot Park also welcomes the return of HMS Bestival, with Jaguar Skills, a Slaves DJ set and loads more.

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Bestival 2017 :: LINE UP :: Wiley, Loyle Carner, Blossoms…

Setting the tone for Year of Colour, Bestival announce even more amazing artists who join the likes of The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys, Jamie T, Kurupt FM, Justice and Dizzee Rascal.

Taking place from 7 – 12 September at the Lulworth Estate in Dorest for the first time, Bestival plan on redefining escapism for the festival generation.

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Bestival 2017 :: LINE UP :: Pet Shop Boys, The xx…

It’s a brand new era for Bestival, following their departure from beloved Robin Hill Park on The Isle of Wight. For Bestival, Dorset, and the festival’s future – everything rides on this year’s line up.

Headlining Bestival 2017 is The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys and Jamie T. Joined by the likes of Justice, Dizzee Rascal, DJ Shadow, Little Dragon, MNEK and Annie Mac.

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Bestival is Moving to Dorset!

Sad news Bestival goers! Rob da Bank has confirmed Bestival is moving away from Robin Hill Park on the Isle of Wight. Bestival is moving to Dorset. Ferrying to the Isle of Wight is no longer part of the Bestival adventure.

We have faith in Rob da Bank and the Bestival family, but there’s no denying Robin Hill Park is what made Bestival so very special. Read the full statement from Rob da Bank below…

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Bestival 2017 :: Tickets + Info

Bestival 2016 transported us on an epic journey Back To The Future. Read our review here. Now, the future holds one answer; bring on Bestival 2017. UPDATE: Bestival is moving to Dorset.

Rob da Bank says: Well, we went to The Future and it was well worth the trip… Another year of interstellar performances at Bestival. With one headliner already booked for 2017, we hope you join the trip again.

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