A Curious case of ‘DEJA VU’ BESTIVAL … or, can’t get enough of Dorset
| 13th September 2017
A curious case of deja vu came over VIVA as we headed south to Lulworth Castle in Dorset for the second time this festival summer. It only seems the other day that we were down here for Camp Bestival the family friendly get together that we love to bits.
As you will know Rob and Josie da Bank’s Bestival that was traditionally housed on the Isle of Wight has found a new home at Lulworth in the Dorset countryside. It has to be one of the most beautiful places to hold this iconic music festival.
The deja vu feel continued at Lulworth with areas that bring back memories of the Isle of Wight and are very familiar. The main stage ‘castle stage’ is beautifully situated in front of Lulworth Castle and with a background of rolling Dorset hills, there can be no better place.
The music as always was spectacular with headliners the XX, A Tribe Called Quest, Rag’n’Bone Man, Dizzy Rascal, Laura Mvula, Soul II Soul, Dub Pistols, Ray BLK, Little Dragon, Pet Shop Boys and Soulwax to name a few.
On the Temple stage BBC Radio 1 ended the festival season with Annie Mac and Radio 1’s Residency broadcasting five hours of live music with guest appearances from Ray BLK and High Contrast.
The weather as very often played it’s part but certainly didn’t dampen the revellers spirits with a packed house. The selection of food is historically brilliant with amazing selections for every taste.
Access to festivals can be difficult at the best of times but Bestival at Lulworth is easy with very helpful and friendly staff to see you to your camping destinations.
Bestival is a music lovers’ paradise and we can’t fault you .. you just know how to do it.
Hope to see you again next year. In the meantime we leave with happy memories of one of the best festivals around.
Located in the very heart of Dorset between Bournemouth, Dorchester and Weymouth, the Lulworth Estate is easily accessible by rail, coach or car.
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