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OMG you Bestival beauties! Thank you so much for making Bestival 2018 the best one yet. Youโ€™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 weather๐Ÿ™.

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 ๐Ÿ˜. And this year we made a really big change behind the scenes to work with APL (the Ludford family) and they smashed it โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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 2018โ€™s incredible finale, Chris Tofu for the extraordinary music, Pete Bateman, the man behind Caravanserai and too many more to mention. ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ™

That really was a vintage year!!!


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  1. Robert Lewis says:

    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. Matthew Caveney says:

    This year was my favourite festival experience ever & im 45 so Iโ€™ve been to a fair few. I loved last year but this year was even better and it wasnโ€™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. Gav Weeks says:

    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. David West says:

    The best year since 2015…..

    Absolutely amazing! Laughed and Danced like never before.

    Keep everything the same for next year ๐Ÿ™Œ

    Thankyou Guys, Iโ€™ve made memories for a lifetime โ™ฅ๏ธ

  5. Andrew Holbrook says:

    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. Sam Cox says:

    Had a fantastic t8me this year, my 4th besti and first one in Dorset, definitely a lot more intimate and happy happy vibes.๐Ÿ˜˜

  7. Danni Bosence says:

    My first ever festival and it was amazing great atmosphere set up and awesome music definitely back next year canโ€™t wait already ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Charlie Nevin says:

    My first bestival, my first festival! An absolutely amazing weekend! Massive thank you to the team that made it happen! You guys are incredible ๐Ÿ’š

  9. Jayne Ellis Spence says:

    Our first Bestival & we love love loved it !! Such a friendly , colourful , energetic vibe – looking forward to the next one already ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›โค๐Ÿ’œ !!

  10. Martin Davis says:

    First Bestival and what an awesome experience well organised see you next year ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

  11. Kellie Louise Buckley says:

    Our first festival as a family we had a magical time. Everyone was so lovely and friendly

  12. Dan Woodall says:

    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…

  13. David Jones says:

    Weโ€™ve done 14 of your 15, and I think itโ€™s no secret it had started to loose its lovely vibe, but some how youโ€™ve turned it around back to how we remember it in the early years , marvellous! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  14. Ffion Helsby says:

    This was our second Bestival and unfortunately we didnโ€™t have the greatest time. Last time we went to IOW 15. We thought there wasnโ€™t enough toilets provided. We stayed on the Golden Years field and there wasnโ€™t actually any toilets on there. There wasnโ€™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 didnโ€™t get the same friendly vibe we had from IOW either. Staff seemed narked. Obviously the really hot weather canโ€™t be helped, just felt like more things could have been done to make it a more pleasant experience, given that it wasnโ€™t unexpected! We decided to leave on Sunday morn as we just werenโ€™t enjoying ourselves. Sadly I donโ€™t think weโ€™ll be back again.

  15. Kerry Clemons says:

    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

  16. Martin Pickard says:

    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? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    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 ๐Ÿ˜Š.

  17. Duncan M W Lewis says:

    Ty bestival was fab meeting rob da bank but a big shout out to the accessibility team who made bestival so much easier for me, so ty drew and team

  18. Jackie Kerwood says:

    It was a fantastic show – we are Camp Bestival veterans but this was our first Bestival – we were a little cautious but didnโ€™t need to be . A lovely crowd and a wonderfully executed festival โค๏ธ thank you to all involved ๐Ÿ™

  19. Charlotte Elouise Womersley says:

    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

  20. Laura Cowper says:

    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

  21. Joanna Harvey says:

    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 ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿค— xx

  22. Walters Page says:

    Absolutely brilliant, I know the weather helped but well done Bestival, amazing job ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  23. Lynn Jones says:

    Such a good vibe ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ had a fantastic time! Love the new old Bestival ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆโค๏ธ

  24. Samantha Perry says:

    What an amazing weekend we had, with such amazing people! Everyone so lovely and friendly!!!!

  25. Andrew Roberts says:

    My first Bestival and I loved it! Wish we were still back there now!

  26. Clint Houghton says:

    Yous smashed it.1 of the best organised fest I’ve ever done.well played

  27. Andy Legg says:

    My first Bestival. So impressed with the level of production and the superb organisation!

  28. Billie Davies says:

    Ahhhhh it was an incredible festival this year! See you next year shipmates! ๐ŸŽช๐Ÿคนโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŽŸ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’• x

  29. Simone Harvey says:

    Thank you Bestival! You smashed it! It was a magical weekend ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฆ„

  30. Samantha Thompson says:

    What was the name of the circus show?

  31. Roisin Mackinnon says:

    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 ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ.

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



  32. Amanda Pardoe says:

    Amazing Weekend!! Loved every minute of it!

  33. Tracey Byrnsie Warren says:

    3rd bestival. Had a great weekend, the staff were great. Fireworks display is probably the best Iโ€™ve ever seen. Chaka Khan is a moany old boot! Highlight of the weekend? Sanitary towel man ๐Ÿ˜‚

  34. Andy Compton says:

    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!

  35. Chris McCormick says:

    Pete Bateman is a genius. I don’t even know who he is! Caravanserai was the jewel in the crown!!! We will be back next year……tbc

  36. Sandy Noel says:

    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 โค

  37. Kellie James says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™ See you next year ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽช๐Ÿ’–

  38. Roxanne Sebego says:

    My first time at โ€œBestivalโ€ and what an amazing festival!
    Music was amazing! Fireworks were Fab! Plan b and rudimental was brilliant! Loved every arena!Think over all I canโ€™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 โ€œmajor extraโ€ issue of traffic! Everything handled perfectly!
    Well done to you all! Hope to see you again next year โ›บ๏ธ ๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ

  39. Steve Rolstone says:

    We where loading in the Pyrotechnics on the high wire and spotted Rob chilling out early Thursday morning before the site opened.
    Good work everyone see you next year.

  40. Ross Ansell says:

    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

  41. Tamsin Jones says:

    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 โค๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿคก ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽธ

  42. Mia Aaitchison says:

    This was my 8th bestival. ๐Ÿ’œ Absolutely loved every second of this year. Bestival has truly got its magic back. โœจ๐Ÿ’œ

  43. Sarah Hannay says:

    This was our first ever bestival and we loved, loved, loved it. Amazing atmosphere, fantastic music and entertainment. Can’t wait to come again next year ๐Ÿ˜

  44. Curly Charisma says:

    Mine and Ruth Harvey Frist bestival drove down from York ๐Ÿ’ฏ percent worth the drive there and back what a great festival! What amazing stage the temple is!

  45. Justin James says:

    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

  46. Jane Johnson says:

    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

  47. Maisie McCormick says:

    Tremendous experience with a surprise round every corner. Bravo Bestival, you beautiful people ๐Ÿ˜˜

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