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Experience Bestival: the UK's most creative festival
An eccentric, individual festival that's as much about creativity as it is about the music, Bestival has been bringing some colour and non-commercialism to the festival industry since 2004. Once held on the Isle of Wight before moving to Dorset, it opens its arms to music lovers of all ages and tastes. Experience an unforgettably vibrant weekend with Bestival tickets, available to buy or sell through StubHub.
The meteoric rise of the Bestival event
Bestival history must be one of the most successful in the music festival industry. Founded in 2004 by radio DJ Rob da Bank, it initially welcomed around 10,000 people to a park on the Isle of Wight for a weekend-long celebration of dance and indie music. Growing rapidly, by 2015 Bestival attendance was well over 50,000, and in 2017, the event was moved to larger premises on the Lulworth Estate in Dorset, leaving the Isle of Wight Festival to reign supreme on the island. Following the 'boutique festival' model, Bestival is conspicuously un-commercial and adopts an environmental and ethical approach to putting on such a large event - from sustainable water usage to the 'Bike to Bestival' movement, it tries to give something back to the land it uses. If you want to get in touch with nature or your spiritual side, you'll also find a healing and therapy area in the Slow Motion field; just one of many areas that the Bestival grounds are divided into. Others include Colour Field for dance music, Caravanserai for vintage flair, and the Castle Field for big name acts. Whether you want to experience a rocking live music set or just enjoy soaking up some summer festival vibes, Bestival tickets will give you what you're after.
Discover the unique atmosphere of Bestival
Thanks to the launch of the more family-friendly Camp Bestival in 2008, the original Bestival event has been left to explore its more grown-up creativity. Think the world's largest confetti cannon or an inflatable wedding chapel, not to mention a fancy dress theme and plenty of unique areas such as the mesmerizing Ambientland or eccentric Club DaDa. You can lose yourself for days in all that is on offer here, but don't forget to head to the main stage for the Bestival highlights, which in past years have included legendary performances by The xx, Pet Shop Boys, London Grammar, and Chaka Khan. With a different theme every year (ranging from 'The Future' to 'Desert Island Disco'), you can go all out in your fancy dress or simply appreciate the uniquely relaxed atmosphere as you explore the rambling festival site. Grab your friends, pitch a tent, and enter another world of music, art, and inspiration - you'll find your Bestival tickets to buy or sell on StubHub now.
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