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Bestival 2018

  • East Lulworth, United Kingdom
  • 2-5 August 2018
  • Electronic
  • Garage
  • Hip Hop
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Bestival 2018
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One of the UK's most diverse and creative festivals

Bestival is one of the UK's most famous music festivals, popular for its hugely diverse lineups and warm embrace of creativity, which includes comedy, theatre, circus and art. 

Now set at Lulworth Castle after moving from the Isle of Wight, Bestival brings its sparkle to the same site as its younger sibling – Camp Bestival – transforming the castle grounds into a haven of eccentricity and surrealism under a yearly theme. 2018's theme is the sea, so get planning those fancy dress ideas!

And when it comes to the music, Bestival has it all. Spanning across rock, indie, house, techno, hip-hop, D&B, reggae, garage and more, Bestival's lineup quite literally has something for everyone. The last edition played host to The xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Pet Shop Boys and Andy C. 

Headliners

  • London Grammar
  • Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson)
  • M.I.A.
  • Grace Jones
  • Plan B
  • Chaka Khan
  • Mura Masa
  • First Aid Kit

Lineup


  • Jorja Smith
  • Kelela
  • Ghetts
  • CASisDEAD
  • Denis Sulta
  • Palms Trax
  • Objekt
  • HAAi
  • Mella Dee
  • Flying White Dots


  • Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson)
  • Mura Masa
  • Bicep [DJ set]
  • Goldie presents Metalheadz
  • Randall
  • DJ Storm & Ant TC1
  • Django Django
  • Sundara Karma
  • Mabel
  • IAMDDB
  • The Cuban Brothers
  • The Big Moon
  • Mr Jukes
  • Idles
  • This Is The Kit
  • Lotto Boyzz
  • Not3s
  • Kojo Funds
  • Honey Dijon
  • Mall Grab
  • Artwork
  • Moxie
  • Justin Robertson
  • Kiwi
  • Shogun Audio presents Alix Perez
  • Technimatic
  • Pola & Bryson
  • Glxy & SP:MC & Visionobi
  • Sink the Pink presents Ta'Dah!
  • Jodie Harsh & Friends
  • Eli & Fur
  • DF Tram
  • Flying Mojito Bros


  • London Grammar
  • Grace Jones
  • First Aid Kit
  • Thundercat
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra
  • Stefflon Don
  • Kojey Radical
  • Charlotte de Witte
  • Faithless [DJ set]
  • Oasis x Bestival: Amelie Lens, Nastia, Butch, La Fleur, Benjamin Damage, Alex Niggeman B2B Denis Horvat & Amine K
  • Ram Jam: David Rodigan, The Nextmen & Venum Sound
  • Hot Chip Megamix
  • Phil Taggart presents Slacker
  • Ratboy
  • Shame
  • Superfood
  • Black Honey
  • Confidence Man
  • Touts & Whenyoung


  • M.I.A.
  • Plan B
  • Chaka Khan
  • Rudimental [DJ set]
  • Mike Skinner & Murkage presents Tonga
  • Holy Goof
  • Donae'o & Jaykae
  • Solardo
  • CamelPhat
  • Flava D
  • Gentleman's Dub Club
  • Dubioza Kolektiv
  • Ram Records: Loadstar B2B DC Breaks B2B Mind Vortex
  • Jaguar Skills
  • East 17's Christmas Party
  • Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts
  • Gilles Peterson
  • Craig Charles
  • Purple Rave: Rob Da Bank & Tayo
  • Fineart
  • Darkzy
  • Stanton Warriors
  • Songhoy Blues
  • Jamz Supernova
  • DJ Brace
  • Mixmaster Morris
  • Cirque Du Soul
  • Ellie Prohan


Castle Stage

  • London Grammar
  • Silk City (Diplo & Mark Ronson)
  • M.I.A.
  • Grace Jones
  • Plan B
  • Chaka Khan
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mura Masa
  • Thundercat
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra
  • Stefflon Don
  • Kojey Radical
  • Dubioza Kolektiv
  • Gentleman's Dub Club
  • Songhoy Blues
  • The Cuban Brothers
  • The Big Moon
  • Idles
  • This Is The Kit
  • Chaka Demus & Pliers
  • Oh My God! It's The Church
  • London Contemporary Voices
  • La Salami
  • Son Of Dave

Temple

  • Rudimental [DJ set]
  • Bicep [DJ set]
  • Amelie Lens
  • Nastia
  • Butch
  • La Fleur
  • Benjamin Damage
  • Alex Niggeman B2B Denis Horvat & Amine K
  • Solardo
  • CamelPhat
  • Honey Dijon
  • Mall Grab
  • Denis Sulta
  • Artwork
  • Flava D
  • Palms Trax
  • Objekt
  • Darkzy
  • Fineart
  • Mella Dee
  • Moxie
  • Eli & Fur
  • Thomas Urv
  • HAAi
  • Jamz Supernova
  • Ellie Prohan
  • Tasha
  • Goldierocks
  • Tasty Lopez
  • Bradley Gunn Raver

The Big Top

  • Jorja Smith
  • Sundara Karma
  • Kelela
  • Django Django
  • IAMDDB
  • Mabel
  • Charlotte de Witte
  • Lotto Boyzz
  • Not3s
  • Kojo Funds
  • Ghetts
  • CASisDEAD
  • Mr Jukes
  • Agoria [live]
  • Mike Skinner & Murkage presents Tonga
  • Holy Goof & Jaykae
  • Donae'O
  • Phil Taggart presents Slacker
  • Ratboy
  • Shame
  • Superfood
  • Black Honey
  • Confidence Man
  • Touts and Whenyoung
  • Sink the Pink
  • Adrian Sherwood
  • We Are Scientists
  • Nilfüfer Yanya
  • Ebenezer
  • Hak Baker
  • Mt. Wolf
  • Caravãna Sun
  • Grace Carter
  • Mellah
  • Blossom Caldarone
  • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
  • The Correspondents
  • House Gospel Choir
  • Frankie Knuckles Special
  • Beans On Toast
  • Dutty Moonshine Band
  • Digital Love: A Tribute to Daft Punk
  • London Astrobeat Orchestra Performs: Talking Heads
  • Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
  • Park Hotel

Stacey's

  • Gilles Peterson
  • Hot Chip Megamix
  • Norman Jay
  • Craig Charles
  • Justin Robertson
  • Donna Leake
  • Andy Blake
  • Reach Up Disco Wonderland
  • Jazzheadchronic (The South London Soul Train)
  • Gilded Pleasures
  • Shaka Loves You
  • DF Tram
  • Amy Alsop
  • Perri Kaye
  • Cooking With Sherry
  • Ian & Rob
  • Roast Beatz

HMS Bestival

  • Faithless [DJ set]
  • Chali 2Na & Krafty Kuts
  • East 17's Christmas Party
  • Jaguar Skills
  • So Solid Crew
  • Wookie
  • Matt Jam Lamont
  • Bez's Acid House
  • Stanton Warriors
  • Shogun Audio presents Alix Perez
  • Technimatic
  • Pola
  • Bryson & Glxy
  • Purple Rave (Rob Da Bank & Tayo)
  • Big Freedia
  • DJ Brace
  • Jodie Harsh
  • Cirque Du Soul
  • Kiddy Smile
  • Savage
  • Schlachthofbronx
  • Buttmitzvah
  • Hard Cock Life

Bollywood

  • Goldie presents Metalheadz
  • David Rodigan Presents Ram Jam
  • Ram Records: Loadstar B2B DC Breaks B2B Mind Vortex
  • The 2 Bears
  • The Heatwave
  • Billy Daniel Bunter & Raindance
  • House of Pharoahs
  • Rob da Bank
  • Radar Radio
  • Foor
  • Happy Meals
  • Eden Pardey
  • Nathan Dawe
  • Biig Piig
  • Jethro Watson
  • Jim8Track

Caravanserai

  • Temple Funk Collective
  • Urban Voodoo Machine presents The Gypsy Hotel
  • Buffos Wake
  • Chainska Brassika
  • Ska v Goldsmith
  • My Baby
  • John Fairhurst
  • Junior Jungle
  • DJ Chris Tofu
  • DJ Penny Metal
  • DJ Ecklectic Mick
  • New York Brass Band

Ambientland

  • Chris Coco
  • Jane Fitz
  • Mixmaster Morris
  • Flying White Dots
  • Flying Mojito Bros
  • Cooking With Sherry

Club Da Da

  • Vic Reeves (Reggae Set)
  • Reggae Roast feat. Natty Campbell
  • DJ Shepdog (Nice Up!)
  • Ezra Collective
  • Jazz Re:Freshed
  • Henge
  • Tokyo Sex Wail
  • Sweetlife Society
  • Wara
  • Immigrant Swing Movimentos
  • DJ Chris Tofu
  • Thrill Collins
  • White Mink Electro Swing Club
  • Choreograff featuring Tension Breakers Versus Swing Patrol with New York Brass Band, Natasha Khamjani & More

Since its move from the Isle of Wight in 2017, Bestival now takes 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.


Address

Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, BH20 5QS, United Kingdom

FAQs

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, from where a local taxi is the best option for the short ride to Lulworth Castle.

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