Bestival's Biggest Ever Finale Revealed

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Roll up, roll up and be amazed, as Bestival, the most colourful show on Earth, joins forces with the UK’s leading contemporary circus innovators Cirque Bijou to unveil Bestival’s Biggest Ever Finale – the ultimate festival climax in celebration of 250 years of circus. Full of both peril and appeal, we guarantee you’ll never have seen a finale quite so astounding. The culmination of four days of heavenly music and circus trickery on over 20 stages and micro-venues in eight unique arenas, don’t miss this historic end to our 15th Bestival, now in the heart of the summer, 2nd to 5th August on the Lulworth Estate, Dorset.

“We do love a finale at Bestival and the fact that nearly everyone stays on Sunday night attests to the strength of that…not content with seeing Plan B and then MIA smash it on the Castle Stage, the evening will then take a theatrical high octane turn with our amazing mates from Cirque Bijou and friends who will walk a flaming high wire amongst many other feats of circus daring with our awesome fireworks as the backdrop. Warning – you will not wanna go home after this!” Rob da Bank

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“We have been working with Bestival for many years in the amazing venue Caravanserai, and this year we are able to celebrate 250 years of circus in the UK by bringing one of our favourite outdoor shows to Lulworth. Appropriately, the show is based around one of the most iconic, exciting and spectacular skills in circus: tight wire walking. We will be adding a new twist and it will be performed by some of the most exciting circus artists in the UK and Internationally.” Billy Alwen, Artistic Director, Cirque Bijou

Set to a glorious and glittering backdrop of our acclaimed fireworks display by the award-winning Two TIgers, and taking place in the Magic Meadow, Bestival’s Biggest Ever Finale will feature a dazzling high wire act, as four exceptional circus artists come together to create a radiant display in the sky. Renowned high wire artist Jade Kindar Martin’s most daring creation, FireWire, will see him perform solo on a record-making 100ft wire ablaze with flames.

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He will also be joined in the air by his wife and Hollywood stuntwoman Karine Mauffrey, and intrepid high wire couple, The Bullzini Family – both couples share in the age-old circus tradition of having wed on the high wire – and together they will present innovative choreography above the Bestival crowds. There is no CGI or sleight of hand, this will happen before your very eyes; be prepared to feel the heart-in-mouth alarm and awe-struck excitement of real circus magic.

Illuminating the aerial action, a choreographed troupe of 50 LED umbrella dancers will create an incandescent spectacle, as bewitching violinist Diana Yukawa and the mellifluous harmonies of London Contemporary Voices serenade the masses with a programme of stirring cosmic song.

A unique exhibition of daring and delights, Bestival’s Biggest Ever Finale will be truly unmissable.