Bestival 2018 will once again play hosts to a cast of thousands on the Jurassic coast, including headliners London Grammar, M.I.A., Jorja Smith, plus Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, Django Django, IAMDDB, Kelela, and East 17’s Christmas Party.
Rob da Bank says:
“Here come the girls…and a few boys too! Yes, it’s Bestival 2018 and we’re here with the first wave of our all-singing all-dancing line-up. With UK festival exclusive headliners London Grammar and Jorja Smith to legends in the game Chaka Khan, Jimmy Cliff and Grace Jones, and always representing the new blood from Mura Masa and IAMDDB to Mabel and Idles, we’re covering all bases. As any Bestival veteran knows we don't just do music, so come and check our Hot Yoga, Dubstep Dodgem rides, wood-fired hot tubs, AmbientLand craft tent, East 17’s Christmas Party!, and loads of circus-based trickery, including a Human Cannonball, high wire fire walking and a pretty buff strongman popping up on the Main Stage.”
Bestival takes place from Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th August at The Lulworth Estate in Dorset. The theme for this years Bestival is the most colourful show on earth, celebrating 250 years of Circus. Featuring the miracles of miracle makers from across the globe, be dazzled and delighted by Art Car Night Circus Parade, Caravanserai flying trapeze, fire eating, knife throwing, bearded ladies (and men!), the Insect Circus Museum, sword swallowing, our hall of mirrors, circus workshops and free haircuts.
And there are psychedelic sideshows and extraordinary attractions to satisfy the soul in eye-popping venues includingTemple, Bollywood, HMS Bestival (AKA The Port), Stacey’s, AmbientLand, Caravanserai, Club Dada and a magnificent charm of stages and immersive micro-venues scattered across our boutique campsite wonderland.
In addition to the headliners, the Castle Stage will play host to a some of the most colourful artists on the planet including Grace Jones, Plan B and Chaka Khan, plus Mura Masa, Sundara Karma, Thundercat, Jimmy Cliff, David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra and Stefflon Don. The Big Top line-up features Django Django, IAMDDB, Kelela, Mike Skinner & Murkagepresent Tonga and many, many more.
As ever there will be more DJ sets and outlandish PAs than you can shake the proverbial stick at including, 2Bears, Amelie Lens, Bez’s Acid House, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts, Craig Charles, Denis Sulta, East 17’s Christmas Party, Faithless (DJ set), Gilles Peterson, Goldie presents Metalheadz, Jaguar Skillz, Norman Jay, Ram Records, Rodigan presents Ram Jam, Rudimental (DJ Set), and a Vic Reeves reggae set.
Bestival 2018 line up so far
Castle Stage: London Grammar, M.I.A., Grace Jones, Plan B, Chaka Khan, Mura Masa, Sundara Karma, Thundercat, Jimmy Cliff, David Rodigan & The Outlook Orchestra, Stefflon Don, Kojey Radical, Dubioza Kolektiv, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Songhoy Blues, The Cuban Brothers, IDLES, This Is the Kit, Chaka Demus & Pliers, OMG! It’s the Church, L.A. Salami, Son of Dave
Big Top: Jorja Smith, Django Django, IAMDDB, Kelela, Mike Skinner & Murkage pres. Tonga: Holy Goof, Donea’o & Jaykae, Mabel, Not3s, Kojo Funds, Charlotte de Witte, Agoria (Live), Ghetts, Mr Jukes, Casisdead, Lotto Boyzz, Sink the Pink, Phil Taggart pres. Slacker: Ratboy, Shame, Superfood, Black Honey, Confidence Man, Touts & whenyoung, We Are Scientists, Nilüfer Yanya, Ebenezer, House Gospel Choir - Frankie Knuckles Special, Hak Baker /Adrian Sherwood, Caravãna Sun, Grace Carter, Mellah, The Correspondents, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis/ Blossom Caladron, Beans on Toast, Dutty Moonshine Band, Digital Love: A Tribute to Daft Punk, London Astrobeat Orchestra Perform Talking Heads, Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana, Park Hotel
Temple: Rudimental (DJ Set), Bicep (DJ Set), Amelie Lens, Solardo, Denis Sulta, Mall Grab, Honey Dijon, Artwork, Camelphat, Flava D, Palms Trax, Objekt, Nastia, Eli & Fur, Alex Niggemann, Benjamin Damage, Amine K, Mella Dee, Moxie, Darkzy, FineArt, HAAi, Jamz Supernova, Goldierocks, Tasty Lopez, Bradley Gunn Raver
Bollywood: Goldie pres. Metalheadz, Rodigan pres. Ram Jam, Ram Records: Loadstar B2B DC Breaks B2B Mind Vortex, 2Bears, Billy Daniel Bunter & Raindance, Rob da Bank, Radar Radio, FooR, House of Pharaohs, Happy Meals, Nathan Dawe, Biig Piig, LeBon
HMS Bestival (AKA The Port): Faithless (DJ set), East 17’s Christmas Party, Jaguar Skillz, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts, So Solid Crew, Wookie & Matt Jam Lamont, Shogun Audio pres. Alix Perez, Technimatic, Pola & Bryson, Glxy & SP:MC & Visionobi, Bez’s Acid House, Stanton Warriors, Big Freedia, DJ Brace, Jodie Harsh & Friends, Kiddy Smile, Savage, Schlachthofbronx, Buttmitzvah, Hard Cock Life
Stacey’s: Gilles Peterson, Hot Chip Mega Mix (DJ set), Norman Jay, Craig Charles, Donna Leake, Andy Blake, Reach Up - Disco Wonderland, JazzHeadChronic pres. The South London Soul Train, Shaka Loves You, Amy Alsop, Perry Kaye
AmbientLand: Chris Coco, Jane Fitz, Mix Master Morris, Flying White Dots, Flying Mojito Bros
Caravanserai: Temple Funk Collective, Urban Voodoo Machine, Buffos Wake, Chainska Brassika, Ska V Goldsmith, My Baby, John Fairhurst, DJ Chris Tofu, DJ Penny Metal, DJ Ecklectic Mick
Club Dada: Vic Reeves (Reggae set), Reggae Roast ft. Natty Campbell, DJ Shepdog (Nice Up!), Ezra Collective, Jazz Re:freshed, Henge, King Lagoon's Flying Swordfish Dance Band, Tokyo Sex Wail, Captain Cumbia, Wara, Immigrant Swing, Movimientos, DJ Chris Tofu, Thrill Collins, White Mink Electro Swing Club, Plus: Learn some moves with Choreograf
Adult - £161.00 inc BF
Teen 13-17 - £107.85 inc BF
Child 12 & Under - Free
Bestival also offers a wide range of glamping options for further information visit the Bestival website