2017 saw - The XX, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys, Justice, Dizee Rascal, Little Dragon, Rag n' Bone Man, Danny Brown, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul, MNEK, Circa Waves.


Lulworth Castle, Lulworth, Dorset. BH20 5QSv


Located between Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth and easily accessible by rail, coach or car. Lulworth train station has a bus service to the arena. There are plenty of road signs as you approach the festival. parking is £20 for the weekend.


From £190 for an adult weekend ticket with camping. Buy tickets here. 


2nd - 5th, August 2018


10,000 capacity per day.

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Voted best major festival on three occasions in the past six years, Bestival is still right up there amongst the front-runners in the UK music festival industry. This immensely popular festival was also awarded Fans' Favourite Festival in 2011 and Best Medium Sized Festival in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009. With all this recognition, we don't really need to do much more to persuade you that this is one of the UK's best boutique music festivals and an event you should experience at least once in your lifetime.

Formerly taking place on the Isle of Wight, in 2017 Bestival made a move to the home of its sister festival, Camp Bestival, the stunning Lulworth Estate on Dorset's Jurassic coast, in 2018. However, there are currently no announcements of a festival in 2019 and, rumour has it, the festival is on hold for the foreseeable future.

What we love about this festival.

Bestival is one of the most colourful event on the calendar.

Camping and Glamping Options

There is a dedicated camping area for families, although it is not entirely quiet. There are some further campsites which are a little quieter, but these may be too far for young children to walk. Bestival offers a good range of glamping options.

Past lineups

The Cure, Hot Chip, Katy B, Leftfield, The Human League, Missy Elliot, The Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Duran Duran, The Jacksons, Beck, Outkast, Foals, Chic, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Fatboy Slim, Franz Ferdinand, Florence and the Machine, New Order, Stevie Wonder.

Kids and families

Bigtopmania Kidszone Team provide regular entertainment for children. There is also a dressing up tent, bouncy castle, face painting, outdoor play area, funfair and a toboggan slide.

A touch of luxury

Why not relax in one of the cocktail or chill out bars?

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