Bestival is back next year with a new theme and a new date

The annual bash will take place in early August next year instead of the usual September date.
Bestival have announced their 2018 ticket details, including the announcement that the bash will now be taking place a month earlier than usual.

The festival is due to take place August 2-5 2018, shifting from the September slot it’s occupied since 2004. The party returns to Dorset’s Lulworth Estate once more having relocated there from the Isle of Wight for the 2017 edition.

Founder Rob Da Bank has also revealed a circus theme for next year’s edition.

“Roll up roll up! Yes fellow Bestivalites it’s time to run away and join the Circus Bestival style! Bearded freaks, insane acrobats, high wire daredevils, mutant jugglers and an out of control ringmaster all eager for you to join The Most Colourful Show On Earth await! And what makes this show even more unmissable is we have moved into peak season August style and will be open a month earlier than usual… so what are you waiting for?”

You can sign up for pre-sale tickets here, with the first batch going on sale this Friday at 10am.


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