The vibrancy of Bestival is now moving from the institution of Isle of Wight to the sunny (we hope) fields of Dorset. In a statement released earlier today by organiser Rob Da Bank, the move was confirmed as one of not only economical motives but as a wish to avoid what was a slightly more dreary affair last year.
Due to restrictions in space the site was considerably smaller, with smaller stage sizes and some of the weird and wonderful things that make Bestival so great removed completely. The move to Lulworth Estate in Dorset should signify the end to that.
The statement reads “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… and we’re super excited about our shiny new Bestival adventure. We have an incredible lineup, 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” Da Bank adds of the place Bestival called home for over 10 years. “[We] 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…”