Bestival is an award winning four-day boutique music festival set on the Lulworth Estate – an enchanting, wooded country estate on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.
Best Major Festival 2015, 2012 & 2010
‘Fans’ Favourite Festival’ 2011
‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ 2009, 2007, 2006 & 2005
(UK Festival Awards)
The wonderful world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best empire. The renowned music specialist had a dream to create his vision of the modern-day festival. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co-founders/partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now reality. On a mission to change the face of independent festival culture, the fearless foursome are spreading the love worldwide.
It’s Rob and Josie da Bank’s creative vision that sets Bestival apart. While the massive musical brain of Rob ensures the Bestival line-up is the most eclectic you’ll ever experience, it’s Josie’s creative wand that casts its magic over Bestival land. From the most original boutique campsite experience, to the Bollywood Tent, the incredible world of Caravanserai, fancy dress en masse and even a landlocked port, it’s this uniqueness that makes Bestival a wondrous world of discovery and adventure that will inspire peace, love and dancing not only in September, but all year round…
Bestival takes place between Thursday 7th and Sunday 10th September at The Lulworth Estate – an enchanting, wooded country estate on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.
Campsites open at midday on Thursday 7th September and close at 4pm on Monday 11th September with music generally running from around 11am to 4am each day.
Use the menu to find further information about the festival so you can make the most of it – how to get there, when to get there, when to leave, how to book yourself into our Boutique Campsite (Tipi, Yurt, Squrt, Cloudhouse, PodPad, Bell Tent & more), a reserved Camping Plus pitch our Backstage Camping, Hospitality Camping or a ready pitched tent with Pitch Village or Camplight. Plus there’s useful information about the campsites, campervan areas and accessibility. You’ll also find our very handy FAQs which should answer every question you have about Bestival.