Bestival Information News

When is Bestival 2014

Bestival is the final festival of the Summer it takes place between Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th September 2014

Where does Bestival take place

Bestival is held on the Isle of Wight in Newport

Bestival 2014 Tickets

Tickets are not available yet.

Bestival by name, Bestival by nature.

Bestival is rapidly acquiring an iconic status among festival goers. It beats the likes of Glastonbury hands down. Why? Because it still encapsulates that raw festival vibe that many festivals have lost.

Bestival gathers a quirky crowd; there are less Kate Moss wannabes and more music enthused fans, dead set on having a wild time – no matter what.

Bestival kicks off at the end of the festival season – something about saving the best until last.

Although still a fairly new festival, Bestival has seen some of the hottest acts take to the stage.

Last year, The Maccabees, Erol Alkan, Simian Mobile Disco, Calvin Harris and Billy Bragg all performed.

This year will see the likes of: My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, CSS, Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong and Electro pioneer, Gary Numan.

It’s diverse mix of bands, food and entertainment drags Bestival in as one of the top festivals to be at this summer.

Who do we thank? Radio One’s DJ Rob Da Bank.

Bestival Timeline

2004 – The first ever Bestival kicks off with Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim and Zero 7, who stand out amid the jam-packed line up.

2005 – In its second year, Bestival proves that it was not just a one hit wonder. With Royksopp, The Magic Numbers, Superfurry Animals, 2ManyDJs, The Go! Team and Soulwax storming the Bestival camp, festival goers got to glimpse the magic that Bestival holds over other festivals. Word on Bestival begins to spread, increasing its already expanding popularity.

2006 – Grabbing hold of 2006’s hottest artists including Lily Allen, Klaxons, Scissor Sisters and Hot Chip, Bestival succeeds in making a name for itself as one of the more cutting edge festivals.

2007 – The 2007 line-up proved to be the best yet with The Beastie Boys, The Chemical Brothers and Primal Scream headlining. Kate Nash, The Gossip, Patrick Wolf, Billy Bragg, Jack Penate, The Maccabees and Calvin Harris also performed.

2008 – Two words – Amy Winehouse.

Hotels for Bestival

Hotels for Bestival book up quick, the nearest hotel to the bestival site is the Travelodge Newport Isle of Wight


National Express to Bestival

National Express Coaches run coaches to Portsmouth ferry port from around the country, from here you can pick up the ferry, and then get transfer to the festival site on the other side.

Book National Express Coach to Bestival

Once you get to Isle of Wight, the local bus company Southern Vectis will be running special shuttle services and extra late buses to the bestival site. If you arrive at Ryde you can pick up the shuttle buses from the Bus station and board the Downs Tour direct to the Bestival site.

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