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    I know there are a few of us planning on going to this festival next year. Thought I'd start a thread for the 2013 details; we can also use as a planning thread.

    First updates:

    Bestival early bird tickets will be on sale 9:00am Friday, September 21st. More details to follow.






    I'm going to start doing our research on costs, etc. and will post updates as I trudge through the research. I've been planning on staying in Boutique camping, but after reading the very negative feedback, I may be rethinking that decision.

    Lilia--if you can share what you know about your experiences, advice, etc, that would be great.


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    Me (captncrzy)
    Rick (Somewhat Damaged)
    Lilia (unknown)
    Adam (unknown's ball and chain)
    Sonofhal (Chris...known in the states as BritChris)





    Also, I think Rick and I are going to spend a couple of days in Rome before the festival to get some sightseeing/pizza/wine/culture in.
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    It's about time I got my lazy arse over to this, I suppose.
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    Count me in as a probably. If I'm not feeling the lineup, I might end up at Iceland Airwaves or Primavera instead, but Bestival is at the top of my wish list for 2013.

    One friend so far says maybe.
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    YAY!! After watching the webcast I got really excited about returning and it will definitely be a lot of fun to have friends going too!

    Yes, Adam and I are strongly considering this for next year. I started to look into the many different camping options. Jen, which boutique camping had bad reviews (and what were they)? Was it just for ALL of the different camping companies overall? Judging only on aesthetic appeal, I really like Hooe's Yurts. I messaged them and was put on their waiting list for pricing info. If not one of these yurts then perhaps that Copse camping section (they still have showers and toilets, the ticket included ticket too and was about 300quid). I wonder though if all these fancier/pricier camping sections are still just as shitty as general camping as far as the showers and toilets go. Then there's the tangerine camping which will have the tent and anything else set up for us - cool thing I saw about these was that you can have them section off several tents so you can camp by your friends that also rent one. I don't really mind hauling some stuff out to the site and set up shop in general camp if that's what others decide to do.

    Ok from what I remember from my experience in 2010 - all the boutique camping was close to the entrance which I thought was great because I had a bit of a hike. However on this year's map it looks like they moved that around and boutique camping has a bit of a hike - so depending on the perks and negative reviews, I'm not sure how I'll camp. What about the other options like an RV rental or something?

    I do recommend that we purchase our ferry tickets and plan that whole part out (meeting up, etc) early. I really don't know how strict they are about the whole ferry thing but I do know that when I bought my ticket the only options left were like butt crack early or super late. In retrospect I would have been fine with buying the butt crack early ticket because nobody checks. You show up and wait for like 3 hours to get on the ferry. So my ticket says 3pm departure (I'm guessing), I show up at 3 to get on the ferry and the line is down the street. Then you get to Isle of Wight, wait in line for a shuttle, go to the site, then hunt for camping. The main thing that I would do differently: get to the ferry way earlier. The train ride from where I was outside of London to Portsmouth was a couple of hours, so take that into consideration. It's a bit tiring hauling shit on trains, in line, ferries, shuttle, through camping, setting up camp, then figuring out your schedule. One thing I thought of while standing in the ferry line was to just stay the night in a B&B somewhere in Southampton or Portsmouth so you can get to that ferry line early. OR rent a car. I don't know how easy it is to rent a car in the UK when you're not licensed to drive there (can you? my uncle always rents cars but he lives there so idk), but from what I saw, the ferry line for people with cars was WAY shorter.

    The only other thing I can think of is to be prepared to not see a schedule into you get to the site. I took a small notepad with me and just sat down with the booklet and wrote out each day. The booklet is too bulky to carry around and has loads of information on the entire festival. They also provide you with lanyards that have laminated cards that have the schedule but they aren't very convenient because each card had one stage and the lineup for that stage for 1 day. So you'd have to flip between all these different cards. Bring a notepad and pen, write down your schedule. (I don't need to tell Frank this)

    Now I'm going to send Jon and Juan (my partner in crime in 2010) the link to this so I can continue bugging them about going.
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    Jen, which boutique camping had bad reviews (and what were they)? Was it just for ALL of the different camping companies overall? Judging only on aesthetic appeal, I really like Hooe's Yurts. I messaged them and was put on their waiting list for pricing info. If not one of these yurts then perhaps that Copse camping section (they still have showers and toilets, the ticket included ticket too and was about 300quid). I wonder though if all these fancier/pricier camping sections are still just as shitty as general camping as far as the showers and toilets go. Then there's the tangerine camping which will have the tent and anything else set up for us - cool thing I saw about these was that you can have them section off several tents so you can camp by your friends that also rent one. I don't really mind hauling some stuff out to the site and set up shop in general camp if that's what others decide to do.Ok from what I remember from my experience in 2010 - all the boutique camping was close to the entrance which I thought was great because I had a bit of a hike. However on this year's map it looks like they moved that around and boutique camping has a bit of a hike - so depending on the perks and negative reviews, I'm not sure how I'll camp. What about the other options like an RV rental or something?
    The major complaints were two things: the location (apparently a 25 minute walk to the venue) and the lack of clean toilets or ANY showers in the boutique area. Apparently, the toilets and showers were a seven to ten minute walk away. For a shower taht's not a biggie, but for toilets that's huge. Apparently, they only had one toilet and one shower section for ALL of boutique camping. I'd expect way more than that after shelling out that kind of money. Wild Copse is getting some good reviews on the other hand. Clean toilets, etc. Only problem is that I really don't want to travel with camping equipment. I wanted to jsut show up and crash. Haven't seen any Tangerine Fields reviews yet. And apparently security in the 'quiet' camp area was shit this year. I don't mind the camping necessarily, but I need my sleep. I liked the RV option too but it's pretty expensive to rent one and it looks like the area is really far away from the site. At least that alleviates trying to figure out how to get there and get across the water. You pick up the RV and just ride it all the way in. Not bad.


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    I do recommend that we purchase our ferry tickets and plan that whole part out (meeting up, etc) early. I really don't know how strict they are about the whole ferry thing but I do know that when I bought my ticket the only options left were like butt crack early or super late. In retrospect I would have been fine with buying the butt crack early ticket because nobody checks. You show up and wait for like 3 hours to get on the ferry. So my ticket says 3pm departure (I'm guessing), I show up at 3 to get on the ferry and the line is down the street. Then you get to Isle of Wight, wait in line for a shuttle, go to the site, then hunt for camping. The main thing that I would do differently: get to the ferry way earlier. The train ride from where I was outside of London to Portsmouth was a couple of hours, so take that into consideration. It's a bit tiring hauling shit on trains, in line, ferries, shuttle, through camping, setting up camp, then figuring out your schedule. One thing I thought of while standing in the ferry line was to just stay the night in a B&B somewhere in Southampton or Portsmouth so you can get to that ferry line early. OR rent a car. I don't know how easy it is to rent a car in the UK when you're not licensed to drive there (can you? my uncle always rents cars but he lives there so idk), but from what I saw, the ferry line for people with cars was WAY shorter. The only other thing I can think of is to be prepared to not see a schedule into you get to the site. I took a small notepad with me and just sat down with the booklet and wrote out each day. The booklet is too bulky to carry around and has loads of information on the entire festival. They also provide you with lanyards that have laminated cards that have the schedule but they aren't very convenient because each card had one stage and the lineup for that stage for 1 day. So you'd have to flip between all these different cards. Bring a notepad and pen, write down your schedule. (I don't need to tell Frank this)

    Now I'm going to send Jon and Juan (my partner in crime in 2010) the link to this so I can continue bugging them about going.
    Yeah you can rent a car in the UK. I thought if we're arriving in the UK around the same time we can rent a larger car and then split the cost of it. I think going to the Isle on Wednesday and staying in a B&B overnight is a great idea too. Less irritation getting in.
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    Wow those boutique camping reviews sound terrible. If Wild Copse is something you'd consider doing, I have access to camping gear in the UK. My uncle lives out there and has a lot of supplies - I can check with him to see what he has available to borrow.

    That is a good idea about getting to IoW and staying in a B&B there the night before the festival starts. Catch the shuttle (if we're car-less) early and get a somewhat prime camp spot if we do general. Sleeping there isn't a problem as long as you have a comfortable set up. I was able to sleep until noon due to the weather and where we were camped (fucking far) it wasn't too loud, especially with earplugs. My neighbors weren't loud at all - I felt they partied in the fest then slept at camp but I didn't get back to my tent to sleep till 5am or so. I'm game if we get a car that will accommodate all of us - a van? Can you see what that would cost us?

    It doesn't surprise me that security was shit. I had such a horrible experience with security in 2010 that I wouldn't expect anything decent out of them.
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    Wonder what a house rental on the island will cost. That will be part of my research.
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    Might be some airbnb options if you get in early enough. I thought Lilia was bringing a house sized tent with her.
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    Oh, I don't know. If we're going to camp, we're going to have to have nice toilets and stuff. We're vaginas. maybe if she brings a house-sized tent and we camp in Wild Copse.
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    So what do you all think Saturday's announcement will be? I imagine it won't be something too shocking, like Daft Punk finally coming out of hiding, because they'd want to announce their return in a big way on their own terms, surely.

    If it's The Black Keys, count me out.
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    Geez, I don't know. I can't imagine it's the Black Keys though.

    Could be Depeche.
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    How much do you all expect going to this festival will cost? Just the airfare and festival weekend? I REALLY want to go, but thinkg it's way out of my price range. Especially considering I would have to visit London for at least a few days while there.
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    How much do you all expect going to this festival will cost? Just the airfare and festival weekend? I REALLY want to go, but thinkg it's way out of my price range. Especially considering I would have to visit London for at least a few days while there.
    The airfare is going to cost you around $1k (as Lilia stated). You can do London on the cheap if you really look. If you're on your own, stay in a hostel. They're pretty clean there from what I hear.
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    From the Bestival forum:

    Yes there's going to be a new Weekly Payment Plan that will replace the previous Monthly Payment Plan available for Early Bird tickets.

    Ticket prices will be announced tomorrow

    Dates for Bestival 2013 are confirmed as 5th to 8th September.
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    Should we also do a facebook group? Since some of us have people interested that aren't on the board.
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    I wish
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    I think the airfare will be around 1K (maybe a couple hundred less) and the festival is about $300 if you just do general camping. Then add in food (which is delicious there, especially for festival food) and drink (which is not delicious because it's mainly San Miguel and cider).
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    I think the airfare will be around 1K (maybe a couple hundred less) and the festival is about $300 if you just do general camping. Then add in food (which is delicious there, especially for festival food) and drink (which is not delicious because it's mainly San Miguel and cider).
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    I have NO IDEA how my work schedule will be, but yeah, I'll try for it.
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    It's one of the rumours, for sure.

    I do think it could be Depeche. They're holding a press conference on 10.23; presumably to announce a new album and tour dates. Also, some mid-to-late summer Russian tour dates have been "confirmed" by a Russian news paper.
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    I support spending a night in Portsmouth and grabbing the earliest ferry we can.
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    Is the walk back to camp as much of a pain as it was at Sasquatch?
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    Definitely not, Frank.

    And judging by what I've heard regarding Glasto, this is WAY easier, Heidi. It wasn't that big of a hassle, just didn't know what to prepare for. You don't aim to get into the car camping line at Coachella in the afternoon on Thursday when you want a good spot near the entrance, so it's the same for this except you have a ferry and shuttle to deal with.
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    I'm considering this, but I need to sort out my other vacation plans for next year, as I'm pretty sure I have more plans than vacation days.

    I've never tried Bestival, but I'm thinking the getting there / finding camp aspect can't possibly be more of a hassle than Glastonbury was. I'm not really concerned with having luxurious camping or even showers. Being close to stages/night time stuff would be my preference. After hauling my gear across several countries in '10, pretty sure I'd consider doing Tangerine Fields. Or, do they have camping goods store or pick up there (like Millets for Glasto)?

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    Part of me wants to permanently retire from camping festivals and stick to ones where I have a bed, toilet, and shower, so maybe this can be my final hurrah.
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    Yeah, the only way we're going to be able to tolerate camping is if it's Wild Copse or the boutique. Rob is reading all of the feedback and taking note, so I wouldn't be surprised if they make some major improvements to this next year's site. I love the idea of a yurt with a mattress and whatnot.

    I'll look into van costs as well as RV rental costs. (It's part of my research).
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    Thanks, Jen!

    I think Rob da Bank handles this festival beautifully. Seems like he's very attentive to problems and finding solutions.

    This would be fucking great but it will be costly. The rates for another festival start at £1200 for 2 people. ouch, but I'll see what their pricing is for groups.


    They even offer extras like wood burning stove and welcome baskets. I guess it shows how huge festivals are over there. I guess Coachella's VIP camping is like that but I can't even imagine them having only 1 set of toilets/showers that weren't clean.
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    Bestival 2013 Early Bird Tickets



    A very limited number of Early Bird tickets for our 2013 extravaganza, which takes place on September 5-8, will go on sale at 9am on Friday 21st September, via:

    www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets / 0844 888 4410

    Held at 2012 prices for a short time only, tickets will also be available on a 34 week payment plan for Friday entry weekend tickets and a 36 week payment plan for Thursday entry weekend tickets. Which means that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of £5 per week over 34 or 36 weekly payments. See below for further info.

    Also, anyone purchasing an Early Bird ticket will be able to upgrade to a Wild Copse Premium Campsite ticket, once they go on sale.


    Early Bird Ticket Prices



    Adult Ticket with entry from Thursday 5th September – £180
    Adult Ticket with entry from Friday 6th September – £170

    Student Ticket with entry from Thursday 5th September – £170
    (For full-time students only. Valid NUS or ISIC ID required at the box office. No other student ID accepted)

    Teen (age 13-17) Ticket – £120

    Child (age 12 & under) Ticket – Free (but you must obtain a ticket)

    Campervan Tickets – £85 (per vehicle)

    Advance Car Parking – £10 (or £15 in cash on arrival)

    - All Tickets will incur a booking fee.
    - There are no Day Tickets.


    New Weekly Payment Plan



    We’re pleased to announce that we will be offering a new 34 week payment plan for Friday entry weekend tickets and a 36 week payment plan for Thursday entry weekend tickets, which means that an adult ticket can now be bought at a payment of £5 per week over 34 or 36 weekly payments.

    Only available online via: www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets

    Once you have signed up to the payment plan, which basically means giving your agreement by ticking the bank mandate form on Ticketline’s website, Ticketline will automatically debit your card on a weekly basis. They only accept Visa (credit or debit) and Mastercards for the payment plan.

    NB: Booking fees will be charged with your initial transaction.
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    Oh my god, £5 per week . If only I could do a 36 week payment plan for my flight.

    Jen, are you guys able to get a good deal for your flights? I think I remember Rick mentioning something about it. That is awesome!

    Many people that know me personally know that my patience for shit crowds is slim. I found that for most of the weekend, as long as I wasn't at something hugely popular (in 2010 it was Four Tet's crowd that was a bit obnoxious) or at the main stage (The Prodigy) - the crowd was not bad. I recall Plastikman having an awesome crowd with plenty of space to dance and it was easy to get to the rail and have plenty of space for Fever Ray. Bollywood tent got super packed for some of the bigger electronic names (High Contrast, Joy Orbison). I just glanced over that year's lineup and remembered how there were like 35 people in the tent for SBTRKT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    I've never been to a festival that didn't have a shitty crowd at several points throughout it. The level of shittiness seems to be in relation to the closeness of the festival to a large city.
    of course, every festival has shitty crowd moments. but some more than others. and my experiences in the uk they were more frequent than anywhere else.

    the proximity to a large city seems to matter less in the uk. the shitty crowds are willing to go well out of their way to go to a festival without even really knowing who is playing.

    but I've made my point. hopefully Bestival is different. Lilia says it is good enough, which is encouraging.

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