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Bestival 2017

An eclectic and eccentric wonder

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The Basics

7-10 September 2017
East Lulworth, United Kingdom

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.

Lineup

  • The Castle Stage
  • The xx
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • Soulwax
  • Little Dragon
  • Rag'n'Bone Man
  • Wiley
  • Laura Mvula
  • Danny Brown
  • Loyle Carner
  • Soul II Soul
  • Circa Waves
  • MNEK
  • Ray BLK
  • Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit
  • Stefflon Don
  • The Cuban Brothers
  • Nadia Rose
  • House Gospel Choir
  • Purple Rave Orchestra (Prince Tribute)
  • Bestival Brass Band
  • Weymouth Ukeleleans
  • The Box
  • Jamie T
  • DJ Shadow
  • Blossoms
  • Kurupt FM
  • Lucy Rose
  • Twin Atlantic
  • Nick Mulvey
  • AJ Tracey
  • 67
  • Charlotte Church's Late Night Pop Dungeon
  • Bomba Estéreo
  • DJ Yoda
  • U-Roy
  • Romare
  • Sinkane
  • Tash Sultana
  • Bjarki
  • Alma
  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
  • Formation
  • Let's Eat Grandma
  • Cakes Da Killa
  • The London African Gospel Choir Performing Graceland
  • Skinny Girl Diet
  • Hackney Colliery Band
  • The Greasy Slicks
  • Park Hotel
  • The Smiths LTD
  • Disney Rascal
  • Temple
  • Annie Mac
  • Andy C Presents 25 years of RAM
  • Calyx & Teebee
  • Culture Shock
  • DC Breaks
  • Tonn Piper
  • Carasel
  • 2shy
  • Maceo Plex
  • Jackmaster
  • Kölsch
  • Agoria
  • Dusky
  • Patrick Topping
  • Heidi
  • Solardo
  • Monki
  • Melé
  • Jasper James
  • Avalon Emerson
  • Ratpack
  • Slipmatt
  • Billy Daniel Bunter
  • Uncle Dugs
  • Brockie & MC Det
  • Jumping Jack Frost
  • Ragga Twins
  • Funky Flirt
  • Shockin B
  • Eastman Sound
  • Ruddy Ranks
  • Peggy Gou
  • Willow
  • Cirque Du Soul
  • Jem Haynes
  • Bollywood
  • David Rodigan Presents Ram Jam
  • David Rodigan
  • Preditah
  • DJ Maximum
  • Conducta & MC Creed
  • Venum Sound
  • Toddla T Presents Carnival
  • Teklife Showcase
  • Midland
  • Sam Gellaitry
  • Shanti Celeste
  • Job Jobse
  • DJ Spinn
  • DJ Taye
  • DJ Paypal
  • Teklife Dancers
  • Fatman Scoop
  • Nightwave
  • Smerz
  • The Rhythm Method
  • Zoee
  • Anna Wall
  • Martha
  • Tayo
  • The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band
  • Jägerhaus
  • Blossoms [DJ set]
  • Anna Straker
  • Loyal
  • Two Legs
  • Joe Goddard [live]
  • DIY presents Curtain Call feat. Kagoule
  • Muncie Girls
  • Bellevue Days
  • Free Money
  • Fur
  • Grego-Roman Soundsystem
  • Emily Rawson (Supa Dupa Fly)
  • Balako [DJ set]
  • Jrust & Lavan (Cross the Tracks)
  • Shadow Child (Old Skl Set)
  • Fred V & Grafix
  • Zdot Sound System with Isaiah Dreads
  • Eyez & The Manor
  • Majestic [DJ set]
  • Jus Now
  • The Fedz
  • Two Another
  • Makola
  • Phairo [DJ set]
  • Data 3 [DJ set]
  • BDJ (Burst) [DJ set]
  • Lily Mercer
  • Circa Waves [DJ set]
  • Idles
  • Yonaka
  • Linn Koch-Emmery
  • Giant Party
  • Harry Jay-Steele
  • Jovel
  • Disorder DJs
  • Reggae Roots
  • U-Roy
  • Trojan Sound System
  • Nice Up! Presents: Daddy G, Star.One, Shepdog, Ghost Writerz
  • Roots Manuva
  • Mad Professor
  • Kiko Bun
  • Riddim Punks
  • Serocee
  • Red Eye HiFi
  • Mr Benn
  • Cut La Vis
  • Reggae Roast & MC Natty Campbell
  • DJ Dapper Dan
  • HMS Bestival
  • 2manydjs
  • Sink the Pink
  • DJ Luck & MC Neat
  • Heartless Crew
  • Oxide & Neutrino
  • Hard Cock Life
  • Buttmitzvah
  • The Frozen Mole
  • Artwork Presents Art's House
  • Slaves [DJ set]
  • Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi
  • Purple Rave
  • Cirque Du Soul
  • Staceys
  • Mr Scruff
  • Craig Charles' Funk N Soul Club
  • South London Soul Train
  • Caravanserai
  • 47Soul
  • The Turbans
  • My Baby
  • New York Brass Band
  • Flamingods
  • Swing Patrol
  • Fandjango
  • Club Dada
  • The Ska Vengers
  • Smoove and Turrell
  • K.O.G. and the Zongo Brigade
  • Kuenta i Tambu
  • Ambient Forest
  • Mixmaster Morris
  • Pete Gooding
  • Chris Coco
  • Flying White Dots
  • Oberon's Observatory
  • Cut A Shine
  • The Rising
  • Plus
  • Honeyblood
  • Black Foxxes
  • Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
  • Chastity Belt
  • The Magic Gang
  • Sean McGowan
  • The Tuts
  • TRAAMS
  • Dead!
  • Barns Courtney
  • The Showhawk Duo
  • Swan Levitt
  • Upstarts
  • Coco and the Butterfields
  • Vistas
  • The Du-Rell Family
  • Lewis Bootle
  • Fours
  • Wild Front
  • Jodie Abacus
  • Shama Rahman Band
  • Ecurbrekal
  • Nakamarra
  • Compton White
  • Brandon
  • Rivers
  • Graceland
  • Route2Roots
  • Freazy
  • It's not all about the music…

The World's Biggest Confetti Canon
Castle Fireworks Finale!
Love-Bot
The World's Biggest Bouncy Castle
Bestival Inflatable Church
Confetti Wedding Disco
The Feast Collective
Slow Motion
Revolution Rides
Night Parades
Sugar Skulls Cocktail Bus
The People's Front Room
Sunday Best Cardboard Record Shop
Lost in the Woods
Free Haircuts
Kids Field
Flags by Angus Watt

The Venue

Bestival 2017

Lulworth Castle
East Lulworth BH20 5QS
United Kingdom

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.


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