If you go down to the woods today...
… you’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise…
Roam in and settle by the camp fire of our resident Gypsy Camp!
On the edge of the woods from the Tomorrows World field is our wild and ancient Gypsy Camp inhabited by beardy musicians, shamanic workshops, fortune tellers and sellers of magic amulets, it’s a magical woodland spot to let your spirits out and the magic in.
The Cabinet of Curious Creatures will be creating the Wildlife. Make your mask and then join in the Shamanic style performance workshop to help bring your inner creature to life and sending you off into the wilds of Bestival for an unforgettable experience as your very own animal
Local Musicians will mingle with Gideon Reeling’s performers to keep the campfire warm.
Genuine Fortune Tellers from the Island’s Magic Ladies at Dragonfly will be on hand in their caravans with crystal balls and tea leaves ready to reveal your future.
No Gypsy Camp would be complete without trinket sellers – find rugs full of trinkets imbibed with spells from India to local jeweller Sophie Honeybourne’s Magic Amulets – there will be rummaging to be done!
Foxy and Husk’s Feral Massage Parlour
Foxy and Husk are an experimental performance duo made up of two human-animal hybrids who like to play, dance and hibernate.
These half tamed wildlings will be giving free ‘massages’ to those wandering in the Ambient Forest, in exchange for trinkets and hugs!
Dressed in robes and turbans Foxy and Husk will be providing a menu of different massages.
Warning: This is no typical human massage parlour though! Foxy and Husk are feral animals so expect lots of grooming, barking, dancing, itching and scratching…
Come and enjoy an incredibly unique animal massage from your friendly feral pals for FREE!
The Dukes Box
Experience the world’s one and only human Jukebox!
The Dukes Box is a custom built audio-visual show that crams an entire band – resplendent in gold and spandex – plus a sound system and light show, into a jukebox the size of a wardrobe.
Energetic, adventurous and hilarious (and everso slightly barking mad), the divinely kitsch Dukes Box was born from a rather dead 1960s 2-berth caravan, rising from the ashes like a phoenix from the flames to become a truly magnificent mobile musical marvel.
The audience is invited to pop-pick one of 35 songs, and then view a live recital of their choice by the infamous Dukes within the Box. You name it, they cover it – jazz, folk, rock, techno, reggae, bluegrass, hip hop, thrash metal, 16th century ballards and current chart toppers.
Brilliantly funny, hugely entertaining and entirely unique. A Bestival institution and much loved favourite. They’d better be some Stevie Wonder in there…
The Sol Cinema
The Sol Cinema is a brand new micro movie house and is the caravan cousin to Bestival favourite The Dukes Box!
Powered entirely by the sun, this super cute retro styled picture house, holds only eight people at a time to show everything from independent short films about the environment, music videos to silly snippets of quirky nonsense and everything in between.
The Sol Cinema has been lavished with pride and style. They use a low energy LED projector and lithium batteries to store the energy from the sun to power the cinema all day and night.
So if you need a moment of escapism in a tiny cinematic box, then this is the place to come!
We’re looking forward to welcoming the Sol Cinema into the Bestival family.
The International Tree Foundation and the Seven Industries Recycled Art crews are really looking to forward to helping keep the site clean and in the process make it a more beautiful, interesting and inspiring place by creating installations out the rubbish from around the site. Based in the Ambient Forest you can help them decorate and ‘grow’ recycled tree sculptures from your empty water bottles – and why not join in with the attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for ‘The Biggest Tree Hug’ on Saturday afternoon at 3pm!