Festival News: BESTIVAL announce brand new area and stage ‘Carnivale’


BESTIVAL have announced details of ‘Carnivale’ – a brand new area and stage for this years showpiece.

The Carnivale area was produced by Kirsty Henderson in collaboration with Bestival and is one of Europe’s leading and most original carnival groups, Shademakers. Carnivale will be situated smack bang in the wonderland that is the Wishing Tree Field.

Curator Rob da Bank says:

“We all know Besti-goers love a good party and any excuse to dress up, so gradually over the years we’ve been building our carnival activity up, till this year things have just gone off the scale with a fantastic Arts Council grant enabling us to put on our biggest carnival ever, and to have a mega pirate ship base for everything carnival to operate from. Combine that with our annual Saturday afternoon parade, and brand new illuminated night parades, soundtracked by yours truly, then things are going to go well and truly crazy for carnival this year!”

BESTIVAL 2015 takes place over September 10-13 on the Isle Of Wight. Ticket information is as follows:

  • Adult Ticket                             £195.00
  • Student Ticket                         £185.00
  • Teen (13-17) Ticket                £130.00
  • Child (12 & under) Ticket      Free (BUT you MUST obtain a ticket)