FAQs : Bestival


Bestival kick starts from 7 September. Here are a few things to keep in mind before reaching the festival site.


Are there any age limits?

All persons under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied at the festival by a parent, legal guardian or nominated guardian over the age of 30. No more than two Teens (age 13-17) are allowed per parent or guardian.


Will children aged 12 and below require separate tickets too?

All children aged 12 & under on 07/09/2017 will need a free child ticket and must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or nominated guardian.


Alcohol Policies?

You are allowed to bring in a limited amount of alcohol for consumption in the campsites only. The maximum you can bring in per person is 1 crate of cans/plastic bottles (24 max.) & 70cl of spirits OR 1 crate of cans/plastic bottles (24 max.) & up to 3 litres of wine in a plastic bottle or carton/bag/box. You will be asked to leave excess quantities outside the event. You will NOT be allowed to re-enter the festival site with alcohol once you’ve entered the festival site via the entrance gates.


Is it allowed to bring Nitrous Oxide to the festival?

The use or supply of Nitrous Oxide as a stimulant is not legal as it can only be supplied in this form by a registered pharmacist. Vendors or users are committing an offense under Section 52 of the Medicines Act 1968 of selling and/or supplying a pharmacy medicine not under the control of a pharmacist.


Are Chinese lanterns, flares, fireworks, generators or campfires allowed?

No, there is a no naked flame policy at the festival and in the campsite. Fires, flares, fireworks etc will be extinguished by our festival fire service.


Are there showers on site?

Yes, there are showers available to use for campers at Bestival. Do be prepared for a queue in all areas including Boutique, Camping Plus, Backstage Camping and Hospitality Camping though.


Are there water points on site?

Yes, there are plenty free water points located around the main arenas, fields and campsites. These will be marked on the sitemap.


Will I be able to charge my phone whilst at the festival?

Music Angel Mobile Charging will be at Bestival this year, offering their signature unlimited charging service for one set price! For just £20 when pre-ordering, you will get one of their Social Power batteries and an unlimited charging wristband.


Are there lockers on site?

Yes there will be. Leaving valuables in your tent can be risky so please make use of the lockers at Bestival.


Is it allowed to bring pets to the site?

No pets or animals are allowed on site with the exception of registered guide dogs.