Bestival announces dates and theme for 2018

UK: Bestival has announced that its next edition will celebrate 250 years of Circus, and will take place on the Lulworth Estate from August 2 – 5 2018.

Festival organiser Rob da Bank said: “Yes fellow Bestivalites, it’s time to run away and join the Circus, Bestival style! Bearded freaks, insane acrobats, high wire daredevils, mutant jugglers and an out of control ringmaster all eager for you to join the most colourful show on earth await! And what makes this show even more unmissable is that we will be open a month earlier than usual, so what are you waiting for?”

Bestival 2018’s Circus theme will encompass an Art Car Night Circus Parade; Caravanserai’s flying trapeze, fire eating, knife throwing, and bearded ladies; the Insect Circus Museum; sword swallowing; a hall of mirrors; circus workshops; and free haircuts. Attendees can also expect a return of Bestival’s numerous idiosyncratic and beloved stages.