When: September 6-9, 2012
Where To Stay: Camping and accommodation
Cost: £170 – £299, depending on the package. There are discounts for students and teens. Pricing can be found here.
Bestival is the four-day music festival on the Isle of Wight in England. It has be held each year since 2004, and has been considered one of the best music festivals in the UK.
Considered a “boutique festival” for its smaller size (less than 75,000 participants), it tends to have unusual features including an inflatable church for spontaneous marriages, a secret stage, and an area set up for breastfeeding moms, called Breastival.
The festival has a fancy dress theme day which usually occurs on the Saturday of the festival, and festival participants helped set a new Guinness Record for it in 2010.
Bestival is also known for being accommodating to vegetarians offering a lot of meat-free food options, and aims to be carbon neutral, by reducing emissions and waste.