Top 10 Moments from Bestival 2015

Bestival Tickets 2015

Ok ok, I know I’m milking it with the Bestival posts.

Well I’ve told you all about the fabulousness that was the STA Travel Hostel, and I’ve covered the alternative Mind, Body & Spirit experiences I partook in, but how about everything else? Here’s my Top 10 from my Bestival visit this month.

1 – Chuckle Brothers

Yeah you heard me. The Chuckle Brothers did a set at Bestival. Because who wouldn’t want that?! When I first read this, I figured they’d do a little comedy bit and then sing the Tinchy Stryder song. But no, this was a full on rave set complete with 90s Ibiza-esque whistles and the ‘ooa-ooa’ chant! Hilarious.

Crowds outside the Chuckle Brothers tent!
Crowds outside the Chuckle Brothers tent!

2 – Musical Bingo

This isn’t an ‘eyes down’ situation. Listen to the tunes being pumped out at the Grand Palace of Entertainment and check them off of your sheet! A lot more fun than regular Bingo, complete with glowsticks and feather boas.

Musical Bingo

3 – The Inflatable Chapel & Wedding Disco

Why not marry your best friend and ask your lad mates to be bridesmaids? Because we all like to see a man in a dress. Then finish it off with a cheesy wedding disco. They threw out some right bangers in this place. Come on Eileen….

Inflatable Chapel

Inflatable Chapel

4 – Shitfaced Shakespeare

The concept of this quirky performance is to put on a Shakespearean play with one slight difference. Get one of the actors absolutely shitfaced. This is a pretty famous show now and the beauty is that it’s always different. Beware that the Ampitheatre fills up a good 45 minutes before the performance so come early if you want to catch it next year!

Bestival 2015

5 – Caravansarai

An area of the arena consisting of gyspy-esque caravans and trailers you can chill out in and watch live music in the middle. I love this place just for the decor and the retro waltzer seating!

Caravansarai

6 – Blind Tiger

This was a new addition to Bestival this year – a secret speakeasy piano bar hidden somewhere in the festival! It took a while to track it down but deep in the Ambient Forest, this beauty of a venue was camouflaged into the woods. Entering an abandoned shipping container you find yourself in a snug marquee complete with velvet curtains, cocktails and fairy lights. The entertainment varied from chilled out piano vibes in the day all the way to sing-along sessions where everyone belted out Oasis songs into the night! Definitely one of my highlights!

Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger

Blind Tiger

7 – Impromptu Performances and Parades

Ok this is pretty general, but I just love when you get random unscheduled performances breaking out across the festival. I particularly loved it when a brass brand cracked out ‘When the Saints go marching in’ and when a Caribbean-esque drumming troupe busted out. There’s also daily parades and performance art that I just love!

Bestival Parades

Bestival Parades

Bestival Parades

8 – Jam Jar Bar

There’s loads of cool places to grab a cocktail at Bestival but an Old Cuban from the Jam Jar Bar was my fave of the weekend. Sitting in an old caravan drinking a really delicious cocktail from a mason jar watching the Ferris Wheel go round! Perfect way to start the night.

Jam Jar Bar

Jam Jar Bar

9 – Missy Elliot

Letting out my inner 14 year old and dancing to ‘Work It’ in the rain was a musical highlight of Bestival 2015. Ella Eyre was also her usual glorious self and The Jacksons were one to check off the list.

Bestival Fireworks

10 – Summer Of Love Theme

I loved this year’s theme at Bestival. The Summer Of Love brought on a stampede of bright floral fancy dress, headscarves all round and boho fabulousness. It also meant there was a ‘Love-Bot’ in the fields, heart-shaped fireworks and a flower power candle display! All round a pretty cool theme and what I think gave this year a lot of character! Let’s see what theme they come up with next year…

Bestival's Summer Of Love

Bestival's Summer Of Love

Bestival's Summer Of Love

Did you go to Bestival this year? What did you think? Leave a comment below or tweet me @HeelsInBackpack!

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