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Bestival 2016


Bestival - 8 to 11 September 2016

Bestival returns to the beautiful Robin Hill Country Park, near Newport on the Isle of Wight from 8 to 11 September 2016 with what promises to be the Summer of Love - a mega exciting and eclectic line-up is guaranteed!  

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Bestival Basics

  • Bestival takes place at Robin Hill Country Park near Newport on the lovely Isle of Wight (PO30 2NU).
  • Campsite opens midday on Thursday 8th Sept. and close at 2pm on Monday 12th Sept. 2016.
  • Parking is available on site (cheaper if purchased in advance) from midday on 8th Sept. to 2pm on 12 Sept.
  • No entry into the site after midnight on any night.
  • Main arena will open at midday on Thursday & shut at 3am on Friday & Saturday night and 1am on Sunday night.
  • Music starts Thursday evening and from midday on Saturday & Sunday.
  • Campervans: You can hire one of these or just bring your own! There will be a separate campervan area next to the General Camping Area. Your Campervan must be specially adapted for people to stay in (which does not include transit vans with a mattress in the back or 4x4s with the seats taken out!!).
  • Tickets: weekend camping valid from 8 Sept; adult (18+), student (NUS/ISIC ID), teen (13-17) & child (free for 12 & under) tickets available. There are no non-camping or day tickets for 2016.
  • Packages: Red Funnel offer tickets with or without foot passenger ferry tickets or ferry bookings for vehicles. 

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Due to essential maintenance the last departures on our vehicle ferry on the 13th February will be 22:30 from Southampton and East Cowes.

The next scheduled departures after this time will be 05:45 from Southampton and 07:15 from East Cowes – we apologise for any inconvenience caused to your journey.


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