World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.7 (164 votes)

Bestival

Listed under Music Festivals in South East England, United Kingdom.

  • Photo of Bestival
  • Photo of Bestival
  • Photo of Bestival
Photo of Bestival
Photo by flickr user Ed.ward
Pin It

The Isle of Wight holds more festivals per capita than anywhere else in the UK.  Which is saying something about the scenery, the space and the local's attitude to a bit of extra noise.  Bestival sticks out from the other festivals because of the way it looks – a lot of people come in fancy dress, and there are themed days.  It's also a politically and environmentally astute event, aiming to be carbon neutral.  The local WI are on board providing inexpensive refreshments, instead of over priced festival food.  A medium sized festival, we know because it keeps winning the 'Best Medium Sized Festival Award', Bestival is on the innovative edge of the general field, with a few quirky events, in 2008 they had an inflatable church equipped to marry people.

September 2009 equals Massive Attack, Kraftwerk, Elbow and MGMT – for starters.  And it has a cool name.

 

Bestival Website.

Written by  Ame P. Oliver.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • The Proms

    The Proms concerts last for eight weeks – it's a nightly summer season bonanza of music – the number of concerts and event hove…

  • The Proms in the Park

    To help ease the passing of summer for the British public the BBC has a big party – embracing everything that's good about musi…

  • Guča Trumpet Festival

    While a trumpet festival may not sound cool, you'd be really, really wrong if you thought this festival was a bunch of old trum…

Nearby Experiences

  • Isle of Wight

    Sheila my wife and I went to the Isle of Wight not on holiday but working ,I had never thought of going to this place but so gl…

  • Classic Caravanning on the Isle of Wight

    Gone are the days when a week off was fuelled by ninety-nines and a deck chair in the garden. Not to mention the disappearance…

  • Priory Bay Hotel

    Lying between the coastal towns of Bembridge and Sea View, The Priory Bay Hotel is home to a collection of histories, witnessin…

Related links

Contribute to this page