Explore: Bestival 2012

After a flooded tent put a dampener on my Bestival experience last year, I swore I wouldn’t go back. But it turned out that I’d have to go with work this year which I was initially skeptical because of 2011’s wash-out, however Bestival 2012 was amazing! The weather, the company, the whole experience was brilliant, and even though I had to work I managed to experience  lot of the bizarre and wonderful things going on around the site as well as see a few of my favourite bands.

My highlights include:

  • The surprise performance by Gary Numan on Thursday night
  • Rummaging in the Oxfam second-hand tent
  • Watching the insane circle pit for Scroobius Pip
  • Seeing the wide array of insane and clever Wildlife themed costumes
  • Eating loads of different food including Wagamama, crepes, Meat Liquor burgers and sweet potato fries
  • Having an impromptu glowstick fuelled rave in the Ambient Forest
  • Watching the absolutely insane Wall of Death
  • Playing Musical Bingo and dancing the hand jive up on stage 
  • Singing very loudly to Stevie Wonder

I’m a converted Bestival fan and will definitely be going next year even if I don’t go with work again!

Me with Pink Julep and Alex Loves


Gary Numan

Two Door Cinema Club


My colleague Simon and I accidentally matched our outfits on the first day!

Scroobius Pip

The Wall of Death!

Ashley from Pink Julep in her amazing penguin onesie!