Bestival is just not happening this 12 months, says Dorset Police

Bestival won't go forward in 2019, according to Dorset Police.

Dorset Police claims it's but to obtain any funds for policing Bestival and its sister occasion Camp Bestival final 12 months.

A Dorset Police spokesperson stated: "The fee of our 2018 policing companies bill, totalling £141,176 to cowl our policing of each Camp Bestival and Bestival remains to be excellent. We’ve not obtained any full or half fee in direction of this.

"Some time in the past we have been knowledgeable by the brand new occasion house owners that there are not any plans to run a Bestival 2019 occasion."

It’s additionally alleged that London Grammar, Plan B and Rudimental, who have been headline acts in 2018, are nonetheless awaiting fee.

This information comes after the trial of Ceon Broughton, who was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in jail for manslaughter after the drug-related dying of Louella Fletcher-Michie at Bestival in 2017. She died after taking the hallucinogenic drug 2C-P.

Camp Bestival remains to be resulting from happen this 12 months from July 25 to 28, with Nile Rodgers & Chic, Annie Mac, Goldie and extra confirmed.

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