January tends to be a slow month, but once it passes you often find the rest of the year flies by. Early February may as well be late March. And April, May. And May, July. With that being said, it’s high time you gave some thought to your festival plans. The guys over at Bestival have recently revealed their 2018 offering and it’s looking tasty; one to slap on your pile of definites.
Taking place between the 2nd and 5th of August, Bestival will see UK festival exclusive headline sets from London Grammar on Saturday night, Jorja Smith on Thursday in the Big Top, and a very special Friday headliner still to announce, with M.I.A. closing the show ahead of the fireworks finale on Sunday evening.
There’s no shortage of talent elsewhere on the Dorset festival site with standout sets expected from Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan and First Aid Kit plus Mura Masa, Sundara Karma, Thundercat, Jimmy Cliff, David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra and Stefflon Don among many others confirmed to appear on the Castle Stage. And the Big Top line-up features Django Django, IAMDDB, Kelela, Mike Skinner & Murkage present Tonga and many, many more.
As ever Bestival goes far beyond the music, and this year’s circus-themed arcadia is no exception featuring an array of tableau and temptation with Fat Gay Vegan, Feast Collective, Free Haircuts, Slam Poetry Yurt, Gong Healing, 5k Campsite Run, Dubstep Dodgems, Black Light Forest Party, Yoga Nidra With Rob da Bank, Human Ball Pit, Musical Vegetable Orchestra, Wood Fired Hot Tubs, the WI, the World’s Largest Confetti Cannon & Disco Ball, Fireworks, Witness The Fitness Tent, Lit Tent, Loop Sessions, the Love Bot, Rainbow Astronauts and more.
You can get a full look at the sounds that will define your four August days of music and circus trickery on the Lulworth Estate below.
You can cop your tickets here.