With over 20 stages of live music, DJs and performance arts spread over 10 spectacular green fields, Bestival is known as the party to end the festival season, located in a beautiful country park in the escapist wonderland that is the Isle of Wight.
Programmed by the font of all musical knowledge, Mr Rob da Bank, the festival never fails to deliver an outstanding array of hot talent from international artists to a whole host of brand new music. 2012 will see headline sets from the legendary Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and New Order plus exclusives from The xx and Sigur Rós and performances from Friendly Fires, Nero, 2manydjs Live, Soulwax, Two Door Cinema Club, Justice, Annie Mac, Skream & Benga, The 2 Bears and David Rodigan MBE Presents Ram Jam.
For the adventurous among the crowd there’s a wealth of hidden treasures peppered across the site, whether it be bedding down in the Slumbarave, being blown away by the Wall of Death, getting your groove on in the Roller Disco or visiting the magical Wishing Tree. And that’s not all you could be spending the afternoon learning the Cha-cha-cha or Charleston at the Come Dancing tent, stopping off at the Inflatable Church for an impromptu wedding or maybe taking some time out of the madness to visit the Ambient Forest or Tomorrow’s World, a calming haven overlooking the site with everything from freshly made sushi to tea and cakes courtesy of the WI on offer.
Oh… and did we mention that it’s also home to the biggest fancy dress party you’re ever likely to take part in and this year’s theme is Wildlife!