Offering a line-up of big music names and scene setters and a themed fancy dress world, packed full of surprises, secret stages, colour and fun. The themed Bestival is now at the picturesque setting of Lulworth Castle, set against the backdrop of England's dramatic Jurassic coastline in Dorset, and happens from Thursday 7th until Sunday 10th September 2017 for 35,000 revellers.
Confirmed are headliners The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, and Pet Shop Boys, plus Soulwax (who have replaced Justice), Dizzee Rascal, Little Dragon, Rag n Bone Man, Danny Brown, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul, Circa Waves, Ray BLK, Honeyblood, and many more.
For all of the details including day & stage splits please see the line-up page.
Tickets are priced at £195 for Adult Tickets, £185 for Student Tickets and £127.50 for Teen (age 13-17) Tickets. Tickets for children (age 12 & under) are free (but must have a ticket). A campervan ticket is priced at £85 (per vehicle), and car parking is priced at £15 advance. A Wild Copse adult tickets is priced at £262.50, a Wild Copse teen ticket is priced at £175, and Wild Copse Child tickets are free. Prices are currently the same for Friday or Thursday entry.
Bestival offers a weekly payment plan at £5 a week.
Once ticket buyers have signed up to the payment plan, which basically means giving your agreement by ticking the bank mandate form on Ticketline's website, Bestival will automatically debit your card on a weekly basis. NB: Booking fees will be charged with your initial transaction.
Terms and conditions
Bestival has rules for those attending with teens. Ticket buyers are asked to note that adult tickets can only be used by persons age 18 or over. Teen tickets can only be purchased by persons over the age of 30. Purchasers of a child ticket or a teen ticket must be either the parent or legal guardian of the teen or child for whom the ticket is purchased. Child and teen ticket holders can only enter the festival with the person who purchased their ticket i.e. their parent or legal guardian.
Any Teen ticket holders attempting to enter the festival without this person will be denied entry to the festival. For safety reasons, any persons attempting to enter the festival with a Child Ticket holder that they are not the parent or legal guardian will be denied entry. Each adult attending can accompany up to a maximum of 2 Teen Ticket holders. Teen ticket holders must camp in the same location as their families and are not allowed in the arena field unaccompanied after 10pm. Teen ticket holders must be accompanied by their parent/guardian at all times after 10pm. Child ticket holders are not allowed in the arena or campsites unaccompanied at any time.
As well as the music, Bestival has the world's biggest fancy dress party for 80,000 festival goers - Bestival offers cocktail bars, laughter clubs, a farmers market, kids area, morris dancing, magical moments, illuminated night parades, and more, as one of the most colourful events on the festival calendar.
Bestival's organisers are committed to making the festival as accessible as possible and great efforts are being been made to achieve this. The Lulworth Castle Grounds are predominantly flat and are partially serviced by a network of paths. However, Bestival is an outdoor event utilising fields and farm land that could pose problems, particularly in wet weather. With a little help here and there though it should definitely be manageable even in adverse weather. Bestival provide free tickets for carers to this end. Carers can apply for a free carers ticket and a disabled pass. The Disabled Camping Area is positioned near to the main Robin Hill entrance. Vehicles with a blue badge (or similar) can park in the disabled camping area. It is about 5 minutes from here to the main arena but it should be noted that this journey will be downhill on the way there and uphill on the way back. There are charging points for electric wheelchairs available upon request and disabled toilets onsite. Contact the organisers if you have further questions.
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