Say what you will about Bestival, this clearly isn’t a festival afraid of making changes. You probably already know that – after all the switch in location from Isle of Wight to a new home in Lulworth, Dorset was announced just last year. But that’s not all, the legendary fest is now going to be taking place a whole month earlier. Event running DJ Rob Da Bank has apparently listened to feedback, because the next Bestival will be kicking off on August 2nd 2018 and running through to August 5th.
They’ve also gone ahead and announced next year’s theme, so you’ll have plenty of time to get your outfit ready. It should be on the ostentatious side – Bestival will be celebrating the Circus.
As summed up by Rob Da Bank: “Yes fellow Bestivalites 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. And what makes this show even more unmissable is we have moved into peak season August style and will be open a month earlier than usual… so what are you waiting for?”
Plenty of Circus-style treats and events have been promised, including:
- Art Car Night Circus Parade
- Caravanserai flying trapeze
- Fire eating
- Knife throwing
- Bearded ladies
- The Insect Circus Museum
- Sword swallowing
- Hall of mirrors
- Circus workshops
There’ll even be free haircuts. Sounds like a barrel of fun, and more will be announced soon. You should also be keeping your ears to the ground to pick up news of some of the music acts you can expect to see.
Better yet, why not get your tickets booked? They are already available for a pre-sale sign-up. If you’re interested, tickets are priced at a mere £139, plus that pesky booking fee and a refundable eco-bond. All you need to do is head to the Bestival website to stake your claim. Early bird tickets are available for £149 plus booking fees and refundable eco-bond.
So, what are you waiting for? Next year’s Bestival is going to be making the most of its new location, and the earlier spot in the British summer should (fingers tightly crossed) slash the likelihood of experiencing rain, which was always a bit of a drawback with this fest.