Bestival moves to new date in August, and will run from Thursday 2nd until Sunday 5th August 2018.
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.
The Fancy dress theme for 2018 is The Circus, aka "the most colourful show on Earth".
Confirmed acts include headliners Jorja Smith, London Grammar, and M.I.A. (the Friday headliner is still to be announced). Also Jimmy Cliff, Chaka Khan, Grace Jones, IDLES, Plan B, First Aid Kit, Thundercat, and many many more, with more to be announced.
To see a list of acts as announced please view the line-up page.
Tickets for 2018 are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
Refundable Bestival Eco-Bond (Mandatory): £10
Bestival Charity Donation (Mandatory): £1
adult weekend: £160
teen (13-17) weekend: £106.50
child (12 & under): free but needs ticket
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.
Click HERE for information about all aspects of Bestival.
More information will be here when available.
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