Bestival is just the BEST, isn’t it? Jokes aside, we thoroughly enjoyed ending an epic festival season in true momentous spirit right here on our beautiful island. The Isle of Wight was catapulted into the future thanks to this year’s funky, metallic hi-tec ‘the future is here’ theme with so many mesmerising performances and dazzling artists to entertain us. It was tough, but we’ve handpicked our best bits from Bestival 2016.. do you agree?
1. Futuristic Fancy Dress
‘The Future is here’ theme beckons skin-tight metallic suits and bright neon face paint galore… and the festival goers certainly didn’t hold back for the last chance to go all out ridiculous with their fancy dress for the last festival of the season! We particularly enjoyed this futuristic fancy dress advice – with the inclusion of garlic bread as a suggestion…!
2. Camp Bestival
A way of re-living and extending all the nostalgia from pre-parenthood festival memories and embracing the children into it! From luxury bell tents and pre-pitched tents in Pitch Village to full-on bring your own and do it yourself options, there was something to suit all families. We loved this first-hand account of official 2016 Camp Bestival blogger, and family festival enthusiast, Ruth’s experience.
3. The Site!
Colourful and beautifully decorated with more than just your average tents! The creative minds behind the festival really went the extra mile this year with tents including oak floored safari tents and, our personal favourite, the Bollywood tent – it looks incredible and really brings the party atmosphere to life! With elephant heads, silk umbrellas and the signature Bollywood Cocktail Bus… what’s not to love?! You would hardly even know these are tents…
4. The Big C’s
The Cure, the return of Craig David, and Crystal Fighters all pulled in huge crowds with some unforgettable performances. Thousands of Bestival goers unified in their love of this unique festival and how it continues to take risks and reach out with its music, all singing along to Crystal Fighters’ I Love London in the early hours of Saturday morning… a special moment.
5. Sing-along Songs
Whether you were screaming at the top of your lungs in your wellies with the thousands of other festival-ites or envisioning yourself on stage from the comfort of your own living room, there were some belters on show at Bestival 2016 that you just can’t help but sing along with. We love this selection of some of the best sing-along songs from the 2016 line-up. Now that it’s all over for another year (don’t remind us…) we’ll definitely be singing along to some of the performance footage to relive this year’s amazing event. Happy singing and until next year!