Bestival organisers have announced plans to relocate from their Isle of Wight site to Lulworth Castle in Dorset. The site has played host to family-oriented sister festival ‘Camp Bestival‘ for nearly a decade, due to celebrate it’s own tenth anniversary with the July 2017 event.
The move is a reduction in capacity for Bestival, having submitted a licence application for 35,000 ticket holders with a total licence capacity of 49,999 including staff, volunteers, and artists.
Festival producer Rob da Bank released this statement: “Hot off the press – yes Bestival is moving! We can confirm we have submitted a licence application for a new site at the Lulworth Estate in Dorset and we’re super excited about our shiny new Bestival adventure. We have an incredible line-up, headliners confirmed and ridiculous new stages and installations coming your way in 2017.
“We remain fully committed to supporting the Isle of Wight through music, charities and projects and will be giving Islanders an exclusive ticket offer for the new site. Plus we’re working towards a new event for the Island. Watch this space…”
Operations director Dave Grindle added “Taking Bestival to a new site is an exciting undertaking for everybody involved. It’s a fantastic opportunity for Loud Sound to manage the logistics of two different shows at the Lulworth Estate. The extensive knowledge we’ve gained of the site and the surrounding area over the past decade will help us deliver two unique events while minimising any disturbance to local residents.“
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