Bestival 2011

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Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th September 2011
Robin Hill Country Park, Downend, Nr Arreton, Isle of Wight.. PO30 2NU, England MAP
£170 (Adult) - / £85 (Age 13-15) - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 50,000
Last updated: Fri 9th Sep 2011

Offering a line-up of big music names and scene setters in a world fancy dress, packed full of surprises, secret stages, fun, with 'Rock Stars, Pop Stars and Divas'. The dates for the eighth Bestival, held at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, are Thursday 8th until Sunday 11th September 2011.

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Pendulum will headline Friday night, The Cure will headline Saturday night, with Bjork closing the main stage on Sunday. Primal Scream presenting 'Screamadelica' in its entirety, headlining the Big Top on Saturday night. Confirmations for the 18 stages of music include Brian Wilson, P J Harvey, Tom Vek, Professor Green, DJ Krush, Applebim, Pearson Sound, Danny Byrd, The Maccabees, Fatboy Slim, Public Enemy, Big Audio Dynamite, Kelis, Paloma Faith, Chromeo, The Drums, Village People, Noah And The Whale, Groove Armada present Red Light, Annie Mac, Magnetic Man, Robyn, Crystal Castles, DJ Shadow, Katy B, LFO, Omar Souleyman + Sublime Frequencies, 65daysofstatic, Cranes, Boys Noize, Diplo, A-Trak, Norman Jay, Grandmaster Flash, David Rodigan, 2 Bears, The Cuban Brothers, DJ Yoda, Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May, The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, and many more.

For the line-up details as available please click here.


Tickets have SOLD OUT. An adult ticket was priced at £170. Ticket holders aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*.

There was also a ticket Payment Plan available - pay a quarter of the total ticket price (plus booking fees & postage) now, with the further three payments spread across the following three consecutive months.

Children aged 13 to 15 tickets are priced at £85. Age 13 to 15 Child Tickets are for anyone aged 13 to 15 on 08/09/2011. Child ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*.

Age 12 & Under Child Tickets: FREE (ticket required) Age 12 & Under Child Tickets are for anyone aged 12 and under on 08/09/2011. Child Ticket holders must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21*. All Tickets include camping.

*NB: One ticket holding parent or guardian can only accompany up to 4 people under the age of 18.

Campervan Tickets are priced at £65 (per vehicle) and are strictly limited to 1 per transaction/customer. Your Campervan must be specially adapted for people to stay in (which does not include transit vans with a mattress in the back or 4x4s with the seats folded down). If your vehicle is longer than 7 metres you will need to purchase two Campervan Tickets. Cars will not be allowed into the Campervan area at any time so consequentially Caravans, Trailer Tents etc are not permitted.

On site

As well as the music, Bestival has the world's biggest fancy dress party for 40,000 festival goers - this year's theme is Rock Stars, Pop Stars and Divas, Bestival offers cocktail bars, laughter clubs, a farmers market, kids area, morris dancing, magical moments and more, as one of the most colourful events on the festival calendar.

The Afterburner a 360-degree multi-stage arena that will come alive after dark and late into the night is expected to make a return in 2011. Centred around a 10-metre tower built from jet engine components producing various effects with fire, smoke and water, the heart of the tower is a DJ booth producing the beat for the effects to synchronize to the mayhem!

Disabled info

Bestival's organisers are committed to making the festival as accessible as possible and great efforts are being been made to achieve this. However, Bestival is an outdoor event in a Country Park and on farm land that is predominantly positioned at the bottom of a valley between two hills that rise fairly steeply, and as such it will present challenges for wheelchair users and those with serious mobility issues. However, with a little help here and there it is manageable and 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.

Ferry returns

For those leaving the island by ferry please arrive no earlier than 1 hour before your departure time on Monday.

More info

Click HERE for information about all aspects of Bestival.

More information will be here when available.

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