Bestival 2013 takes place between Thursday 5th and Sunday 8th September 2013 at Robin Hill Country Park near Newport on the lovely Isle of Wight.
W... Read moreith 10 fields of wonderment filled with amazing music, insane sideshows and magical happenings, Bestival's 10th birthday spectacular this September 5th-8th on the Isle of Wight is not to be missed! With our brand new mind-blowing electronic arena The Port hailing our HMS Bestival theme for 2013, we're manning the rails, splicing the main brace and rocking the sailor's hornpipe, celebrating a whole decade of dancing on the Isle of Wight.
Winner of the Best Major Festival award in 2012, yet still retaining our boutique sensibilities, this year's line-up is truly gargantuan, featuring headliners Elton John, Snoop Dogg and Fatboy Slim, with his very special Bestival Birthday Bash set, and a plethora of heavyweight acts such as Franz Ferdinand, M.I.A, The Flaming Lips, The Knife, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Annie Mac Presents, Seth Troxler, Julio Bashmore, Knife Party, Disclosure, and many more. Plus there's the cream of the most exciting cutting edge music around from Bastille, The Strypes, Jagwar Ma and London Grammar to Bobby Tank, Tythe, The 1975 and beyond; you'll be spoilt for choice!
But that's not all, as we'll have an exclusive appearance from London and New York's hottest party purveyors Room Service, cabaret madness in the Grand Palace of Entertainment, outlandish action at The Wishing Tree, out of this world experiences in the Ambient Forest and outrageous adventures in Bollywood, Club Dada, the Polka Tent, the Swamp Shack and more, all wrapped up with our astounding Fireworks Finale!
For those looking to experience the lap of luxury in festival surrounds, we've got just what you're looking for, with our Wild Copse premium camping area, plus a staggering choice of boutique camping options from the amazing Tangerine Fields to luxurious tipis, podpads and airstreamers, with resting places to fit all budgets.
Bestival will be a guaranteed highlight of the year. From 10th birthday shenanigans, legendary acts, the most cutting edge new music, amazing sideshows, cabaret and so much more, we're pushing the boat out to deliver the greatest show on earth! And you, shipmate should join us on the good ship HMS Bestival!
The campsites will open from midday on Thursday 5th September and close at 2pm on Monday 9th September with music generally running from around 11am to 5am each day.
Bestival is an award winning 4 day boutique music festival set at Robin Hill - a beautiful leafy country park (a veritable Garden of Eden!) near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight.
Best Major Festival 2012
'Fans' Favourite Festival' 2011
'Best Major Festival' 2010
'Best Medium-Sized Festival' 2009, 2007, 2006 & 2005
(UK Festival Awards)
The wonderful world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank's Sunday Best empire. The BBC Radio 1 leftfield DJ had a dream to one day create his vision of how the modern day festival should be. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co founders / partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now fulfilled. On a mission to change the face of independent festival culture, the fearless foursome are bringing some magic to the shores of the Solent and spreading the love worldwide.
It's Rob and Josie da Bank's creative vision that sets Bestival apart. Whilst the massive musical brain of Rob ensures the Bestival line-up is the most eclectic you'll ever experience, it's Josie's creative wand that casts its magic over Bestival land. From the most original boutique campsite experience, to the Bollywood Cocktail Bar, a Wishing Tree Stage, fancy dress en mass and even a landlocked Port, it's this uniqueness that makes Bestival a wondrous world of discovery and adventure that will inspire peace, love and dancing not only in September but all year roundâ€¦
Dates and Tickets for Bestival
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