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Bestival 2018: Circus

Bestival 2018: Circus

Aug 2, 12:00pm - Aug 6, 2:00pm

The Lulworth Estate
East Lulworth,  BH20 5QS Map

Roll up, roll up, step this way and be amazed as we reveal our theme for 2018. Bestival, the most magical show on earth, will celebrate 250 years of Circus on the Lulworth Estate at a brand-new showtime - 2-5 August 2018.

“Roll up roll up! 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?” Ringmaster extraordinaire Rob da Bank

Featuring the miracles of miracle makers from across the globe, be dazzled and delighted by Art Car Night Circus Parade, Caravanserai flying trapeze, fire eating, knife throwing, bearded ladies (and men!), the Insect Circus Museum, sword swallowing, our hall of mirrors, circus workshops and free haircuts. Plus, be astonished and astounded by all the brilliant Bestival stages and sideshows that you can’t see anywhere else in the world.

But that’s not all. We have a new showtime, too. In response to festivalgoers’ feedback we’ll be opening the gates to Bestival a whole month earlier in 2018. Moving to the heart of the summer, our circus-themed arcadia of discovery will now be held from the 2nd to the 5th of August*. Do not miss out!

*subject to license
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  1. This was my 9th Bestival in a row. So many things could have ruined it this year (🌧⛈🌫🌧🌫⛈…plus am a huge HUGE Justice fan), but the LOVE, EFFORT AND MAGIC that the Bestival team and most of the hardy, party animal attendees put into the weekend made it unforgettable, hilarious and just a massive success. Sod the rain and the wind! If you fall over and get caked in mud…LAUGH, grab and drink and DANCE IT OFF! Festivals in this country are always gonna be hit or miss with the weather!

    Cannot wait to come again next year for my 10th!

    Love and support for this festival will always come from me to you. Thanks Rob, Josie and team. ✌✌✌✌

  2. This year was amazing!!! Totally pulled it back from last year. Love the venue. Love the layout, love the vibes. So many wonderful things to do and see!!! Bring on next year!!! ❤️❤️

  3. I had such a good time in spite of the weather. The new site works, the variety of stages was great, there was plenty happening at all times, and everyone was really nice! My 8th Bestival and I already can’t wait for my 9th.

  4. Absolutely loved it.

    A festival is what you make it and I had a bloody brilliant time. The site is better than robin hill and despite the weather myself and my crew had a lot of fun.

    Until next year! Thanks team x

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