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What to do and see at the Bestival 2018, from the 02 to the 05 August in Lulworth


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Photo, 2008 BenGrantham

PERIOD: 02 - 05 August 2018
PLACE: Isle of Wight, England

Fifteenth anniversary for one of the most beloved festivals in the United Kingdom: the Bestival, a spectacular event set up in 2004. The 2018 edition promises to be full of changes, with a new location and a whole new period. After setting the curtains in the charming Isle of Wight, the festival moves to Lulworth Castle, home to the youngest Camp Bestival. A new setting, between green spaces and rolling hills, which make the site perfect for various activities.

In fact, the Festival has become a real phenomenon, distinguishing itself above all for its unconventional character. Compared to the first edition, the Bestival has seen the number of viewers quintuple. So much so as to have an ever-increasing following.

At the same time, the festival has always boasted a first-rate line-up. Suffice it to say that for the 2016 edition, the likes of The Cure, Major Lazer, Wiz Khalifa, Sea Paul and Fatboy Slim have been invited, just to name a few. The organizers' commitment is always to choose eclectic artists. In perfect harmony with the spirit of the Bestival. An event in which art and creativity are the common denominator. In addition to music that embraces the most diverse genres, there will be ample room for comedy, theater and even the circus area.

The Festival has been awarded numerous prizes over the years. For four years (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009), it has been recognized as the Best Medium-sized Festival! In the 2010, 2012 and 2015, he won the Best Major Festival award. In the 2011 it was recognized as Fans Favorite Festival. And again, he was nominated for the Green Festival Award, for social and environmental commitment.

At the Bestival, you can spend four fantastic days between musical and creative surprises, and extraordinary performances. You dance, drink and have fun. There is also a fantastic day in costume with incredible costumes. Mountains of food and lots of fun.



Coming from European destinations, the best solution is to use one of the many airports in the capital as a base. Londonin fact, it is connected with direct flights, with many European and extra-European destinations. Its airports are among the busiest in all of Europe. From this link, you can book your bolo for London at the best price.

From the British capital, you can choose whether to reach Lulworth by train, bus, or, more conveniently, by renting a car. The distance to be covered is around 200 kilometers.

Southampton International Airport is a good option if you can find the flight at the right price. The airport is rather small and the direct connections are quite limited. In contrast, the distance to cover is just 80 kilometers.

With the trains of the South Western Railway you can reach Wool Station, from the main British destinations. Direct shuttles to Lulworth Castle leave from Wool Railway Station. In this case, you can buy the shuttle ticket directly on board. From London Waterloo Station, the train takes about 150 minutes to reach Wool; tickets, non-refundable, start at £ 19.90, booking in advance. From Southampton, however, it takes about 75 minutes.

More info, on the official website from this link. An excellent alternative is represented by Big Green Coaches buses. With fares starting from £ 19, these modern and efficient buses connect the location of the BestNax 2017 with 49 destinations (Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newport, Sheffield, Swansea and many others). Info on the official website.


Photo, 2008 Incrediblehunk


The Bestival 2018 opens the gates starting from 02 August 2018. The concerts start from the 11: 00 in the morning. Shows until late at night. The Campsite closes its doors at 16: 00 of the 06 August. Within this hour you must leave the campsite. The program is really varied and takes place within the different areas of the Bestival 2018.

At the area of ​​the Castle Stage, will perform London Grammar, Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson), MY, Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, First Aid Kit and many more. An intimate and extremely intimate environment, between grooves and alternative sounds to enrich the soul. This is Ambientaland, with Chris Coco, Jaze Fitz and others. Club Da Da is the place dedicated to those who want to dance and go wild throughout the night with the Dj set. Among the names scheduled for the 2018 edition, Vic Reeves (Reggae Set), Reggae Roast feat. Natty Campbell, DJ Shepdog (Nice Up!). Caravanserai It is one of the best-known sites of the Bestival 2018. An absolutely unmissable stage, including theatrical wonders and amazing magic, with a vintage style; all, sipping a delicious cocktail menu at the bar! Slow Motion it is an authentic paradise of well-being, with activities for body and soul.


As usual, the tickets will be sold in different phases, with limited numbers and increasing prices. The Adult Weekend ticket costs £ 170 and is valid for the entire duration of the event. Includes access to the main campsite. For other areas of the Campsite, such as Boutique Camping, Camping Plus, a surcharge is payable.

Children aged 13 and 17 years pay the discounted rate of 113.50 £. Free for children up to 12 years; the latter must compulsorily withdraw their ticket at the entrance.

RVs pay a surcharge of £ 81.60 per vehicle. If equipped with a tent integrated to the camper, the price is 91.80 £.

From the cost of the ticket, 1 £ will be donated to charity at the Isle Of Wight Youth Trust. More info, on the official website.

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