It’s August, the Sunday of summer and you’re probably thinking where on earth did the last two months go?! Thankfully, September is the month in which one of the biggest festivals in the South of England graces the Isle of Wight, and this year, the line up may rival any other festival you’ve been to this summer.
Over its ten-year history, Bestival has remained one of the stand out festivals of the season thanks to its massive acts and crazy themes. This year is no different; last year the theme was nautical, with a literal HMS Bestival, but this year expect island vibes at the Desert Island Disco.
The line up includes acts from a variety of genres, such as Outkast, Foals, Major Lazer, Busta Rhymes, Paloma Faith, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Skream, Laura Mvula and many more; also returning will be Basement Jaxx, everyone’s favourite Irish DJ Annie Mac and Jaguar Skills. This kind of line up makes the festival musically accessible, so there should be something for most people to enjoy.
It may seem like a journey to the Isle of Wight could be a bit of mission, but travel from major cities to the location, Robin Hill, is easily accessible. The island can be accessed from ports in Southampton, Portsmouth and Lymington, all of which have great transport links meaning that you can get to the festival easily by train, car or coach.
One thing to remember once you’ve got your tickets is to book your ferry ticket as soon as you can, as it can be a bit hectic getting across to the island as anyone who’s been to the festival before will tell you. The sooner you get your ferry ticket sorted the better, you’ll get better times to cross and prices tend to go up closer to the time of the festival, so you’ll get a better deal too!
Of course, any festival co-founded by someone like Rob da Bank, a well-known BBC Radio 1 DJ, is expected to be a big one, but it’s not just about the music at Bestival. The festival is almost its own mini country with everything you could expect and quirky elements that you wouldn’t. For instance, have you ever been to the world’s smallest pub? Bestival has one of those!
Not only does it have other attractions, but the three-day experience offers a range of comedy acts just in case your boozed up mates aren’t funny enough. Last year, comedians Milton Jones, Marcus Bridgstocke and Phill Jupitus were responsible for making people laugh until they nearly, but not quite, peed their pants.
This festival, a hub of happiness and festival vibes, is a great way to end your summer. Discover new music and meet new people on the Isle of Wight at Bestival.
If you want to know more about the legendary festival, take a look at the Bestival website.
You can get your hands on tickets here or, you can ring for tickets and ticket information.
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