Bestival organisers have announced their 2018 plans, with an all new theme and at a new time of year to boot.

Set to return for its second year at Dorset’s Lulworth Estate, Bestival 2018 will now take place on 2nd-5th August, one month prior to its usual September fixture. The event will also continue Bestival’s historical vibrancy by moving into a circus theme for the year.

Details are obviously scarce at the moment (expect line-up teasers and announcements to kick in from the start of the year), but the press release promises a host of circus acts, including “Art Car Night Circus Parade, Caravanserai flying trapeze, fire eating, knife throwing, bearded ladies (and men!), the Insect Circus Museum, sword swallowing, our hall of mirrors, circus workshops…. and free haircuts”.

Ticket go onsale this Friday (3rd November) at 10am over on Bestival’s website – head over here for more info.