Thu 10th Sep 2015 - Sun 13th Sep 2015

Bestival 2015


This event has been and gone.

Hear this as the first of the whispers… the festival returns to its roots. A salute to the original muses: Music, Freedom, Peace, Love and Euphoria. In the year 2015, Bestival acknowledges its ancestry with the theme, 'Bestival's Summer of Love'.

At the zenith of the season, Bestival invites you to join the great revival, lose your inhibitions and join our gathering of the peoples. Reject the hum-drum, the material and the system! Come to the island, and for a weekend, take heart in the art, the ideals and the madness.

We’re not just talking about bell-bottomed hippies with flowers in their hair, or red-jeaned ravers circumnavigating the M25. It’s deeper and wider, and even longer than that. It’s about positivity, peace & love, and bananas not guns. Bestival want all people, all sexes, all ages, all cultures to come together and to share the good times, to celebrate the simple joy of unity, to feel the unparalleled pleasures of dancing shoulder to shoulder with wonderful strangers and loving every second. Bestival want the greatest party of all time. And we know you do, too.

This year includes the addition of Slow Motion, a brand new arena dedicated to energising pursuits, from wild music runs and hugging llamas to euphoric yoga and rock climbing, it’s its own tranquil event set within the brilliant brouhaha of Bestival. A festival within a festival, Slow Motion is a realm of calm and hidden pleasures connecting the body and mind, all laid out on rolling grass with magnificent views across the rest of Bestival. It might just give you the chance to breathe; to escape.

Films In The Forest, Bestival’s late night cinema affair, returns to the Amphitheatre, screening Woodstock and Pride (Friday), Behind The Candelabra and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Saturday) plus Searching For Sugarman and High Fidelity (Sunday).

You can also enjoy the tongue-in-cheek adventure-land, The Grand Palace of Entertainment. Brace yourselves for sketch comedy trio Birthday Girls, boyband disco action and debauched dancing with Back Door Boys (& the 10 Commandments of Pop), the unholy alliance of acid house and wool that is Rave Knitting, and church-fuelled sing-along mayhem from Gospeloke. Plus they’ll have Dance of the Dead, Hi-Brow and the all-action Marisa Carnesky's Finishing School, all making their Grand Palace of Entertainment debuts.

Please note: Rudimental's appearance will be a DJ set only.


Thursday 10th September
Friday 11th September
Saturday 12th September
Sunday 13th September

Robin Hill Adventure Park

  • Downend Road
  • Arreton
  • Newport
  • PO30 2NU