People enjoying some outdoor music

Bestival is one of the Isle of Wight's largest music festivals and takes place at the Robin Hill Adventure Park, a leafy country park, near Newport.

Bestival in its current form began in 2004 and over the past nine years has won a number of awards, including most innovative festival.

Some of the top acts playing at this year's Bestival include:

  • Elton John 
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • London Grammar
  • Jessie Ware
  • The 1975
  • Annie Mac

If you are heading to this year's Bestival event on the Isle of Wight, check the Robin Hill Countryside Adventure Park before packing your wellies and waterproofs. 

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5-8 September- Check the weather forecast before heading to Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

As well as the music stages at Bestival, there are a number of other arenas that include:

  • The Ballroom Field where you will find a roller disco
  • Bestival's carnival parade where you will find a glittering explosion of colour accompanied by infectious beats
  • Bollywood tent where you will be able to dance and have a cocktail on a bus 
  • The Grassy Hill area is where you will find the polka tent and the grand palace of entertainment
  • The Magic Meadow area will play host to the finale of the festival on Sunday evening as a rainbow of fireworks will light up the sky over Robin Hill Adventure Park

For further information about the event, check the  Bestival official website.  

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