Bestival plans to leave 13-year home on Isle of Wight for Dorset site


Organisers of Bestival have announced they are planning to move the event from its home of 13 years on the Isle of Wight.

Event creator Rob da Bank has applied for permission to hold next year's event at Lulworth Castle in Dorset - the site used for sister festival Camp Bestival.

Permission is being sought from Purbeck Council, which has begun a 28-day consultation period.

Sam Smith at Bestival (Yui Mok/PA)
Sam Smith at Bestival (Yui Mok/PA)

Rob da Bank said: "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 in Dorset and we're super excited about our shiny new Bestival adventure.

"We have an incredible line-up, headliners confirmed and ridiculous new stages and installations coming your way in 2017."

After the 2016 event, Rob da Bank expressed his frustration, saying: "As ever, we're digesting all your feedback and noting all down... We listen to all the good and bad and it's ranged from the best weekend of your lives, to some mixed responses for lots of reasons!"

Bestival (Yui Mok/PA)
Bestival (Yui Mok/PA)

Family event Camp Bestival will be holding its 10th event at the Lulworth Estate next year with Mark Ronson already announced as the first headliner.