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Ambient Forest

There’s plenty to salve the psyche and enrich the soul in the Ambient Forest with soothing grooves supplied by myriad cosmic crusaders. Featuring masters of the art, immerse yourself in the transcendent tones and tour the higher planes of meditative sound.

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The Ambient Forest Stage

Wander among the frondescent joys of the Ambient Forest and savour the ultimate festival experience in an enchanted world of arch amusements.

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Aespia's in the Woods

Voyage further still from one woodland to another, Aespia Festival’s 24hr world of interactive art and escapism will manifest at Bestival. With paints, sponges, glitter and art secrets, all bursting from their tour bus, their mission is to encourage everyone to release their inner artists; to connect and to heal through participation, play and collaboration. In true Aespia spirit, they’ll bring creativity, celebration and – most importantly – colour, through a delicious concoction of installations, paintings, sculptures, performances, music, poetry and workshops. Join the dappled joys of mind-blowing paint parties and cover canvases, trees and even your mates in paint. Enter the giant three-dimensional canvas and explore, adapt and enjoy.

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Pig's Big Record Club

One of Bestival’s most cherished institutions, Pig’s Big Record Club is a hip-swinging palace of rare delights. Tucked away in the Ambient Forest and featuring an array of vintage sonics, gramophone greats from ragtime to rock n roll and exhilaratingly unusual live acts, it’s a mind-expanding gateway to a whole world of incredible music waiting to be discovered.

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Crafty Corner

An array of beautiful Tipi’s in the meadow where you can craft the day away. Nestle in and make peace signs with CND, join crochet creative babe Katie Jones for her amazing workshops, Dream Catcher creating & enter the colourful wonderland of Cosmic’s Art Space.

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The Frozen Mole

Find your way through the woods to discover some late-night revelry in the twinkly barn at the end of the woodland, which descends into the early hours with DJ’s and some unexpected fun to be had.

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ILLUMAPHONIUM

Illumaphonium – a dynamic, multi-sensory, generative and interactive installation. Everyone is invited to play this semi acoustic, semi automatic music making sculpture found inside the Ambient Forest.

Standing over three and a half metres tall, Its beautifully tuned array of illuminated aluminium chime bars respond to touch with constantly evolving patterns of light and sound. Expect to be mesmerized!

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CRAFTY CABIN

At the back of the woodland you’ll find the Crafty Cabin! A place to grab a drink and get stuck into the workshops on offer, from Tie Dye mayhem to postcard making to jewellery making sessions you’ll be able to while the day away in this awesome space.

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Kettle at the Centre of the Universe

Whether it’s the first place to visit when you wake up in the morning or the last place to arrive at the end of your night you will always find a welcome and a kettle singing on the fire.

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LOOP SPINNING RAVES

Loop was created especially for Slow Motion by Tim Weeks (former Creative Director of Psycle London). Euphoric spinning, on bikes, yes like that kind of spinning. the audience is taken on a musical journey – a trip – an experience that leaves you emotionally blown away. Music has a simple but powerful ability to bring people together and Loop Spinning Raves is about making exercise part of modern culture and society – not just something for the ‘fitness nuts’.

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