Bestival have revealed their theme for 2018 and next year they will be celebrating 250 years of Circus. The event will again be held at its new home of Lulworth Estate but has been brought forward to the first weekend of August (2nd-5th). Bestival had a tough time of it this year with the weather testing the resolve of organisers and festivalgoers. While I don’t believe that this is the primary reason for the move, I hope this will go some way to re-establishing the festival as one of the leading events of the summer.
Organiser Rob da Bank says: “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 we have moved into peak season August style and will be open a month earlier than usual… so what are you waiting for?”