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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.
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.
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.
Stevie Wonder’s imperious headline appearance in 2012, betraying his 62 years with a voice that still sounded as good as ever.
Spending time with friends.
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’
Bestival 2012 - Saturday morning workout with Mr Motivator on the Main Stage with a bag of red wine in hand.
Seeing Foals smash their headline set in 2014, almost exactly six years on from seeing them for the first time in Aylesbury Civic Centre.
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.
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.
Dancing in the disco shed!
Being present at longtime favourites Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip's last ever show as a duo in 2014.