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Festicket Favourites: Best Bestival Moments

Festicket Favourites: Best Bestival Moments

Bestival 2019

Bestival 2019

East Lulworth, United Kingdom


Camp Bestival went down over the weekend but now it's time for the main event. Bestival 2018 gets under way on Thursday. I'll let that sink in for a minute.

OK, good now? 

After moving to their new site at Lulworth Castle last year, the new thing for 2018 is pushing everything forward a month. People had been asking founder Rob da Bank to move Bestival forward from its mid September slot for years now and I guess he just got tired of saying no.

We here at Festicket have been going to Bestival for years, so as we get ready for another long, hazy weekend, here are some of our favourite moments from over the years. 


Tom

 

On the many occasions I've been to Bestival, I've been lucky enough to see a number of unbelievable shows from artists like Stevie Wonder, Bat For Lashes, Flying Lotus, Grimes, Justice, Fleet Foxes, and Kraftwerk.

What stands out above the long list of illustrious performances was seeing Beastie Boys back in 2007.

Literally blew me away. Initially with their sheer liveliness, as they played banger after banger, but then halfway through the set, they picked up their instruments and played the most mesmeric instrumental trip-hop set I'd ever seen before bursting into 'Sabotage' which had the entire crowd bouncing.

So. Bad. Ass.


Alex

 

One of my most cherished music moments, I was lucky enough to see A Tribe Called Quest's last show ever at Bestival 2017. One of my favourite acts of all time, it was an honour to get the chance to see them and send them off properly. RIP Phife.


James

 

Stevie Wonder’s imperious headline appearance in 2012, betraying his 62 years with a voice that still sounded as good as ever.



Leroy

 

Spending time with friends.

 


Jimbo

 

Having a fairly substantial cry to James Blake late on Sunday night in 2013 when he did his version of Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case of You’



Fran

 

Bestival 2012 - Saturday morning workout with Mr Motivator on the Main Stage with a bag of red wine in hand.



Kilps

 

Seeing Foals smash their headline set in 2014, almost exactly six years on from seeing them for the first time in Aylesbury Civic Centre.



Michael

 

It's got to be DARKSIDE (Nicolaas Jaar + Dave Harrington) in the Big Top in 2014 – think it was their second last ever show. Incredible.



JR

 

Witnessing what remains one of the best sets I’ve ever seen when Jackmaster & Oneman brought their ‘Can U Dance’ show to the festival in 2014.



Bethan

 

Dancing in the disco shed!



Yames

 

Being present at longtime favourites Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip's last ever show as a duo in 2014.



Bestival 2018 takes place 2-5 August in East Lulworth, England. Find more info on our guide and book your last minute tickets here

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