Taking the festival experience to a whole new plane, Bestival is proud to present Slow Motion. A brand new arena dedicated to energising pursuits, from wild music runs and hugging llamas to euphoric yoga and rock climbing, it’s its own tranquil event set within the brilliant brouhaha of Bestival. A festival within a festival, Slow Motion is a realm of calm and hidden pleasures connecting the body and mind, all laid out on rolling grass with magnificent views across the rest of Bestival. It might just give you the chance to breathe; to escape.
Rob da Bank says: "Slow Motion does what it says on the tin – there's nothing wrong with raving, late nights and partying, but now there's a way of refuelling your mind and body before the next Bestival adventure!"
Bringing all the best bits of contemporary wellbeing into the same space, Slow Motion is the place to revitalise and regenerate to the maximum. Throughout the weekend you’ll be able to work that Body with Euphoric Aerobics, join one of our Wild Music Runs jumping from stage to stage to Bestival’s own soundtrack, follow an enlightened path to The Hideaway Yoga Yurt, or relish spinning with Revolution Rides in the Revolution Rooms. Feed your Mind at Bestiversity, divine your future at the Astro Village, and transcend your mental acuity with Meditation & Mindfulness workshops. Foster your Wellbeing & Spirit with radiance facials, reflexology, full body massage, palm readers and mystics, and decadent hot tubs overlooking the Bestival site.
For delicious, energising food & drink; repent your sins at the Juice Bar, or take nutritionists advice and heal your hedonistic ways with raw food, whole-foods, Kombucha and Cacao. But don’t forget, you can always enjoy the home comforts of the Women's Institute and the Solace Tea Tent, or relax with a craft beer or a glass at the Observatory Cocktail Bar.
Experience the excitement of adventure, going off-piste and leaving the festival site for an hour or two of extreme invigoration with Surf lessons, mountain-boarding, coasteering, rock climbing, paddle-boarding and mountain biking. Or take in the sights with a trip on our brand new Caravanserai inspired Land Train, and stimulate the senses cuddling the fluffy guys with some ‘Llama Karma’.
If you’re bringing the little explorers, there’s a dedicated Kids Area that will host Big Top Mania circus workshops, a bouncy castle, the soft play area, Lizzie's Way, a climbing wall, and magicians! Get involved with a variety of crafts, including woodcraft, handicrafts, textile craft, and knitting.
A hotbed of gatherings, Slow Motion will be a bewitching haven of Night Parades and Fire Pits, while the Lost & Found crew will be living it up, bringing the party to the adventure playground. The Ambient Forest will have an extravagance of Amphitheatre performances, Installations, and Close Encounters, with plenty of serene hammocks for you to loll and laze in. And, of course, there will be plenty of stirring music, too, with our brand new mesmerising Kaleidoscope stage, replete with bespoke animations, revealing a psychedelia-steeped soundtrack of soul, funk, space age electronica, beat poetry, literary happenings and a pleasingly wonky disco finale each night.
A chance to cultivate good habits or sustain your regime, Slow Motion is an expedition for the body and soul.