Bestival is a hugely eclectic boutique music festival in the UK, which in 2017 will move to Dorset's Lulworth Estate from its old home on the Isle of Wight. Famously diverse and creative, the festival has built a reputation as one of the best and most unique that Britain has to offer.
Each year, a special theme drives the creative direction (and fancy-dress ideas). Last year, for example, the battleship stage of The Port made way for the giant rocket of The Spaceport, in keeping with the theme of The Future.
Musically, house and techno, rock, pop, hip hop, reggae, and everything in between fill the lineup across many stages; with headliners in recent years ranging from Elton John and Foals, to Snoop Dogg and Major Lazer. Additionally, there is comedy, spoken word, theatre, dance and more.
With previous editions playing host to the world's biggest disco ball and an enormous inflatable of Lionel Ritchie's head, it's fair to say Bestival is a music festival like no other.
The World's Biggest Confetti Canon
Castle Fireworks Finale!
The World's Biggest Bouncy Castle
Bestival Inflatable Church
Confetti Wedding Disco
The Feast Collective
Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus
The People's Front Room
Sunday Best Cardboard Record Shop
Lost in the Woods
Flags by Angus Watt
Moving to a new home for 2017, Bestival will now take place in the grounds of Lulworth Castle, home to its younger sibling Camp Bestival. The expanse of green space and rolling hills make the site perfect for all manner of quirky activities.
Bournemouth Airport is the closest airport to the festival site.
The Yellow Buses line A1 runs every 30 minutes from the airport to Bournemouth Station. From there, it is a 30 minute train to Wool.
Bestival will be running a shuttle bus service from Wool and Bournemouth stations to the festival. Single journeys will cost £6, and returns £12.
The festival's car park will open at 9am on Thursday, with the box office and campsites opening at midday.
Car Parking Tickets cost £15 in advance, and £20 on the day.
All those aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 30. No more than two teens (13-17) per adult over 30.
Anyone under 18 trying to enter the festival with an adult or student ticket will not be permitted.
Children aged 12 or under are permitted into Bestival for free, but do require a free child ticket to gain access.
Yes there will be lockers on site.
Yes there will be showers, but do expect to queue if you wish to use them.