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Is Bestival Coming To Lulworth?

Bestival organisers have applied for a licence to stage the four-day event here on the Lulworth Estate in September 2017. The team behind the multi-award winning event, which has been held on the Isle of Wight for the past 13 years, has submitted comprehensive plans to Purbeck Council and have now entered a 28-day consultation period.

The event’s organisers plan to hold the event on its family-oriented sister show, Camp Bestival. Each festival will however remain distinct and separate events.

James Weld,  of the Lulworth Estate said: “It is very exciting to hopefully host Bestival at Lulworth for 2017, complimenting Camp Bestival, held in the summer. This is a real boost for Lulworth and for Dorset’s tourism, introducing people who may not otherwise visit our county.”

Bestival curator Rob da Bank commented: “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.”

Dave Grindle, Operations Director, Loud Sound, remarked: “Taking Bestival to a new site is an exciting undertaking for everybody involved. It’s a fantastic opportunity for Loud Sound to manage the logistics of two different shows at the Lulworth Estate. The extensive knowledge we’ve gained of the site and the surrounding area over the past decade will help us deliver two unique events while minimising any disturbance to local residents”.

Camp Bestival celebrates its tenth anniversary at the Lulworth Estate in July 2017 and the promoters are confident that their decade strong relationship with Lulworth and the significant amount of time and creativity they have invested into the site will make Bestival’s move a positive one for both the event and festivalgoers.

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