by Josh Shreeve Contributor | Photos by Michael Jamion

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Bestival leaves the Isle of Wight

The summer-ending festival is moving to Lulworth Estate for 2017

 

Bestival leaves the Isle of Wight Lulworth Estate for Rob Da Bank Photo: Michael Jamion

Bestival is set to leave the Isle of Wight and move to Lulworth Estate in Dorset in 2017.

The four-day event, which has been held at Robin Hill Country Park since 2004, will make the move to the mainland next year.

The estate in Dorset is the same venue as its sister festival, Camp Bestival, which is a family friendly event that takes place in July.

Organiser and DJ Rob Da Bank confirmed the plans with a photo on his Instagram captioned: "Yup the news is true that Bestival is setting sail on a new adventure! 13 magical, amazing, inspirational years on the Isle of Wight and so much love for our spiritual home."

But not all is lost for those who love to boogie on the Island. Rob Da Bank added: "We remain fully committed to supporting the Isle of Wight through music, charities and projects. Plus we’re working towards a new event for the Island. Watch this space."

The festival, known for its glitter plastered fancy dress and carnival atmosphere held its first festival 13 years ago, hosting Basement Jaxx and Fatboy Slim. Since then it's grown from a capacity of 10,000 to 55,000 and won the award for the Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards three times.

Last year's edition was as bright and colourful as ever with Hot Chip, Major Lazer and The Cure headlining the event. 

Skepta, Wolf Alice and Craig David also featured and if Rob Da Bank's comments are anything to go by 2017 could be even better still! Check out our glorious photos from Bestival 2016 here

Next year's Bestival is due to take place from 7-10 September next year with a capacity of 35,000. Check here for more ticket information


Josh Shreeve

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I'm a journalism student currently yo-yoing between the University of Sheffield and London. I'm a freelance writer for the likes of Gigwise and NME with an eye on up and coming music. When I'm not writing about new music, I'm talking about it, on Forge Radio, where I present weekly shows.

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