Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19 concerns, many events might be canceled, postponed, or changed into limited versions, sometimes at very short notice. Please check with event organizers directly for the latest updates (view the "External Resources" section below).
Bestival is a four-day festival taking place on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, England (previously held on the Isle of Wight). It has been held annually in late summer or in early autumn since 2004. The first Bestival attracted 10,000 people, growing to 55,000 in 2010. Bestival shows different styles of fancy dress since 2008. The themes such as Fantasy, Alice in Wonderland or Out of Space changes year by year with exciting and new concept ideas. Filling line-up across many stages Bestival is mainly about a mix of house and techno, pop, hip-hop, rap and so on and so far.
At the 2015 UK Festival Awards, Bestival won the 'Best Major Festival'. Before that, it was named 'Best Medium-Sized Festival'. Bestival was also involved supporting environmental and social causes. It supports several Isle of Wight-based youth organizations and charities. Bestival is known as a "boutique festival" due to its non-corporate tone. It is also famous for piloting a lot of innovative ideas, including an inflatable church, and "Breastival"—a yurt for mothers for breastfeeding children.