Bestival news: OMG you Bestival beauties! Thank you so much for making Bestival 2018 the best o…

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OMG you Bestival beauties! Thank you so much for making Bestival 2018 the best one yet. You’ve all been so much fun! This year was the show we have always dreamed of putting on. It truly felt like the original boutique Bestival but with all the best treasures we have collected over the last 15 years. What a weekend, packed with all our favourite artists, venues, food, wellbeing and decor. And we have been blessed with the most beautiful weather🙏.

Team Bestival work so hard all year round and this weekend was testimony to all that hard work. So many magical moments have been created by this amazing team 😍. And this year we made a really big change behind the scenes to work with APL (the Ludford family) and they smashed it ❤️❤️❤️

A special shout out to all the people that have made Bestival so special over the years… Angus Watt for the flags, Two Tigers and Angel Fire for fireworks, Cirque Bijou for the never-ending circus and 2018’s incredible finale, Chris Tofu for the extraordinary music, Pete Bateman, the man behind Caravanserai and too many more to mention. 🌈❤️🦋🦋🙏

That really was a vintage year!!!


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2 years ago


Get your post-Bestival MIA fix by watching the refugee immigrant turned international popstar in MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.. In cinemas now: ...

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Will there be a Bestival in 2019?

yes baby !

Ella Porter remember seeing this advert 100 times at bestival?

BREAKING NEWS FROM UKNIP247: Rapper jailed over Bestival dead launches an appeal Read More on this : . . #BREAKINGNEWS #DORSET #SOUTHAMPTON #WINCHESTER

There's a gang of us from Ireland, that would love to come over. Do you do group discounts?

Will there be more acts added?

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Throwback to our friends AREA 51 for bringing their beautiful freaks to our Circus this August! Who spotted Igor Rasputin's Caravan Of Lost Souls travelling around the festival? ...

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Anna Jess Lisa maybe the Bestival guys can tell us where the caravan is now so we can collect our souls????

James Andrew Chadwick

These guys were AMAZING!!! 😍 Saw all their performances!

Thank you in return for an amazing festival! A51<3

Charlotte Furniss Chevaunne Jeffery Gavin Soulsby I really want us to go next year!!!!!!! 🤔

Have you got dates for next year

Chloe Blackburn Sam Blackburn Benjamin Day Festival blues (let’s go back!!!) 🙏🙏✌️😘

Charlotte Stranks maye

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Missing MIA ever since her sensational Bestival performance? See her again in MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. in cinemas next week: ...

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Maddi Knight

Or just watch AliG, who did this act better 15yrs ago 😆

Becky Harris Colette Francis-Lee Rob Harris Keith Tucker Josh Craven

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So excited to take over The Mirage Stage at Oasis Festival in Marrakesh on Sunday 16th September featuring so many amazing acts including our very own head honcho, Rob da Bank! See you there! ✌️ ...

So excited to take over The Mirage Stage at Oasis Festival in Marrakesh on Sunday 16th September featuring so many amazing acts including our very own head honcho, Rob da Bank! See you there! ✌️

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Dr DJ would love to play awesome Bhangra Bollywood dance tunes there.😊😎

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This year the Bestival crowd has truly outdone themselves, not only by having just about the greatest four-day dance known to man but also by raising an utterly incredible £98,473.00 for charity! ❤️☮️🚴 ...

This year the Bestival crowd has truly outdone themselves, not only by having just about the greatest four-day dance known to man but also by raising an utterly incredible £98,473.00 for charity! ❤️☮️🚴

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Lucy Hayto you

Chloe Blackburn Emma Day glittergary (Benjamin Day) 🙌🏻

Bring back Bestival!!!!

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47 thoughts on “Bestival news: OMG you Bestival beauties! Thank you so much for making Bestival 2018 the best o…

  1. Had a really nice experience at Bestival, got to see First Aid Kit and London Grammar up on the barrier which was great, enjoyed the relaxed but fun atmosphere, was glad there were some Saturday fireworks and projections too as that was really nicely done too.

  2. This year was my favourite festival experience ever & im 45 so I’ve been to a fair few. I loved last year but this year was even better and it wasn’t just the weather. The layout was brilliant; I loved the new place for the temple, it took your breath away at night. Thank you so much bestival for all the hard work and thought the whole team puts in for us

  3. Our first bestival and loved every minute of it. We had the best time and met some lovely new friends. Thanks for putting on a great show!!!! Chaka Khan, camelphat, and grace Jones were personal highlights.

  4. The best year since 2015…..

    Absolutely amazing! Laughed and Danced like never before.

    Keep everything the same for next year 🙌

    Thankyou Guys, I’ve made memories for a lifetime ♥️

  5. We’ve done Camp Bestival for a few years and now the kids are a bit older, we decided to graduate to Bestival. We loved every minute, such a friendly atmosphere and the Temple Stage was very special. Ended up with my 12 year old son on my shoulders dancing to Camelphat front and centre. Special memories.

  6. Two fantastic weekends on the trot. Had a great time at both Bestival and it’s little sibling.

    Shame Chaka Khan was too hot to put on anything resembling the set Bestival deserved but you can’t have it all…

    Will be back next year for both Camp Bestival and the main event. Keep up the good work…

  7. We’ve done 14 of your 15, and I think it’s no secret it had started to loose its lovely vibe, but some how you’ve turned it around back to how we remember it in the early years , marvellous! 👍👍👍

  8. This was our second Bestival and unfortunately we didn’t have the greatest time. Last time we went to IOW 15. We thought there wasn’t enough toilets provided. We stayed on the Golden Years field and there wasn’t actually any toilets on there. There wasn’t enough water sources around the site. Given the fact the very hot weather was forecast we feel there should have been more shaded areas provided and more water provisions. Unfortunately we just didn’t get the same friendly vibe we had from IOW either. Staff seemed narked. Obviously the really hot weather can’t be helped, just felt like more things could have been done to make it a more pleasant experience, given that it wasn’t unexpected! We decided to leave on Sunday morn as we just weren’t enjoying ourselves. Sadly I don’t think we’ll be back again.

  9. Fantastic weekend, security were great, very friendly and did a grand job working in the heat. Down side having to take my husband with me to toilet every time I need to go (he was my PA) I wasn’t given my accessable wristband and nobody told me I should have had one until we were leaving Saturday night. Given one Sunday morning no problem, apparently I wasn’t the only one. Thank you I wouldn’t have lasted the whole weekend without the Access it made a huge difference for me even if I did have to use my husband to begin with haha

  10. My first Bestival. THANKS TO ALL.
    Grace Jones is A LEGEND.
    ‘Plan B’ were on top form.
    Chaka Khan, the last 15mins were great, but sorry we could not move the sun to a different place and stop it shining on your huge sunglasses!? (I think you may have mentioned it once or twice) B-@
    Oh, did M.I.A. steal that act from Ali G? 🤣🤣🤣
    I ended up back in Caravanserai time and again, such a party atmosphere in there.
    THANK YOU ALL, ‘Cirque’ were awesome, staff/security were on the ball and in on the spirit. Traders were so friendly (thank you Magic Teapot for the serene space/time). Will be back 😊.

  11. It was a fantastic show – we are Camp Bestival veterans but this was our first Bestival – we were a little cautious but didn’t need to be . A lovely crowd and a wonderfully executed festival ❤️ thank you to all involved 🙏

  12. What an incredible weekend ! Food weather drink music , all the people that made bestival so amazing !! All the people behind the stage building and all the staff that work so hard to make this incredible , we are home exhausted but with so many memories ! Thank you bestival ! Xx

  13. 7th yeah in a row and it was the second best one!! (Year of missy Elliot and the Jackson’s tops it for me!) The vibe was perfect, the layout was spot on and the whole festival was beautiful!! Good drinks, good weather, good weekend!! Loved every single minute of it. Thank you all for the hard work!!!xxx

  14. Aww it really really was special, all around I could see the love and hard work being put into it, it was a magical experience for me from start to finish. Everyone was special and friendly, from the security guys to the people serving food, absolutely amazing, the circus theme brought a lot of magic and childhood memories back and the effort that a lot of people have made is just incredible. Thank you everyone from the Bestival team for the magic, if I could hug you all I would, I can’t wait to see you again next year, thank you 💕 🤗 xx

  15. Was my 10th Bestival in a row and absolutely one of my favourites!

    The vibe was awesome, good clean fun during daylight hours and crazy hedonism at night. Temple was 🔥🔥🔥.

    Thank you so much Bestival. You are “one of my Christmasses” and I love you. Bring on next year!



  16. First time at Bestival and you really didn’t disappoint!
    Great atmosphere all weekend. The Caravanserai is by far my favourite place on the site, what a magical place to be entertained.
    Massive shout out to all the talented performers, both those on stages, and the myriad circus performers I stopped and watched through the weekend. You really made the weekend fly past. I don’t think I saw a single headline act all weekend, just found myself bopping from one small stage to another!

    10/10 to everyone involved!

  17. Bday gift for my hubby who was 59, we were Bestival Virgins and privileged to join our Niece, Nephew and other family members on the Sunday. What an awesome people watching day, the colours, the friendliness, the food and of course the Music. Love Chaka Khan, yes she did moan about the heat lol…at least she had a fan on her whilst we all roasted watching her and her gang take us back to the 70/80’s. Thank you to all the organizers, bar staff, litter pickers, artists and the people we met along our amazing day ❤

  18. Just amazing great friendly vibe, brilliant stages, awesome fireworks, wonderful food, loved Grace Jones, Sunday afternoon Raindance rave, Wheel of Death and so so much more! The beautiful end show was just incredible! Lots of bins and hardworking litter pickers so a really clean sitei too. GIve yourselves a huge pat on the back team Bestival thank you for your hard work and vision 🙏 See you next year 😎🎪💖

  19. My first time at “Bestival” and what an amazing festival!
    Music was amazing! Fireworks were Fab! Plan b and rudimental was brilliant! Loved every arena!Think over all I can’t fault a thing! All members of staff were happy and friendly! l live locally and can truly, say that even on the Thursday and today (monday) there was NO “major extra” issue of traffic! Everything handled perfectly!
    Well done to you all! Hope to see you again next year ⛺️ 🌈 🎵 👯‍♀️

  20. Had a fantastic weekend of music and fun with the Mrs,last bestival was the last one on the island,so glad we made it this year,only major let down was no showers in the camper van area

  21. First ever Bestival…Amazing weekend….so many funny memories…..loved the morning yoga to late night dancing! Food was ace, fireworks were ace..and bloody loved campavanserai…THANKYOU ❤👌🤡 🎤🎶🎸

  22. That was the best festival weekend for a long time. Great atmosphere, loved the temple stage, the firework and visual display on the castle was breath taking, the food choices were great and the finale was outstanding. Loved Grace Jones and Jimmy Cliff. The wall of death was an amazing experience and the Human cannonball was great. So many great moments. Thank you we will be back

  23. Absolutely our best festival experience so far. Lovely friendly festi goers and just an amazing chilled atmosphere – something for everyone. Looking forward to next years Besti. Thank you to all who work so hard to add the magic x

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