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Bestival

Downend Road | Robin Hill Country Park, Newport PO30 2NU, England
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Amazing! More than I'd expected

What an incredible experience. I had been to reading festival but so much effort is put into the... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
hannah_louise_5
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Back with vengence

Third year going to Bestival. After an excellent 2015 and a disappointing 2016, mired by cut backs... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
banbury_phil
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Banbury
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Each September, festival lovers of all ages flock to the award-winning Bestival, for its friendly atmosphere, carefully curated lineup and scenic Isle of Wight setting. Having won ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’ on numerous occasions, Bestival is a firm favourite on the British summer festival circuit, with previous headline acts ranging from Basement Jaxx to Bjork. Grab your tent, hop on the ferry and get ready to enjoy up to four days of live music, fancy dress and non-stop fun!
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27 Nov 2017
“Amazing! More than I'd expected”
13 Sep 2017
“Back with vengence”
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Downend Road | Robin Hill Country Park, Newport PO30 2NU, England
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

What an incredible experience. I had been to reading festival but so much effort is put into the decor and ambiance of this festival. Everywhere you looked you were overwhelmed. The acts were amazing and a great mix of genres. Something for everyone. Although there...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Third year going to Bestival. After an excellent 2015 and a disappointing 2016, mired by cut backs and poor sound systems, the jury was out for 2017 at its new home in Lulworth. But they didn't disappoint. An excellent weekend. the party atmosphere was back...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Of all the festivals I have visited, Bestival has it all. Perhaps because it is at the end of the summer holiday period, it seems to attract a different audience from others: more civilised, friendly a safer feel than others (V, Glastonbury etc). Great lineups,...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my dad went to bestival for just the sunday and went for the evening. There was music EVERYWHERE and it was a friendly atmosphere. I wouldnt reccomed bringing children older than 9 becuase there was quite a lot of maroana being smoked... that...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was my eighth Bestival and I was really looking forward to it. There were way less people there this year and it felt like it which was OK because it was easier to get around and less crowds obviously so I didn't mind that....More

Thank Adair1969
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

Bestival's choice of headlining act this year appeared to draw a different crowd from last year's Bestival. There was graffiti on the toilets and attractions, I witnessed criminal damage occurring and the security staff appeared to be far more active than last year. The atmosphere...More

Thank AshleighJosie
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Just such a fabulous festival experience. Wonderful fun Good music. Great food. Clean(ish) camping and toilets. By far my favorite festival.

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Dear Bestival This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending your annual gathering of music, food and mud and had an excellent time with a group of friends. I would like to point out a couple of improvements that maybe you could think about...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

my 20 year old son went last year and found it amazing he could not stop talking and bigging it up, so him and his mates all planned another trip this year, He has just arrived back today not amused! apparently they arrived with nowhere...More

Thank drumchapel
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The bestival has to be the BEST thing I have experienced in my life (and I've been to Thailand)! The atmosphere is incredible and let you knows that people of all ages are completely welcome there and will not be left bored! They have so...More

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darrenwhite50
9 June 2017|
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Response from Tim121home | Reviewed this property |
The in-site areas are definitely tents only but I am sure there are areas for motor homes/campers on the outer sites. Check their website.
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