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Win a pair of tickets to Bestival on the Isle of Wight for a lucky reader – competition now closed

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[This competition is now closed.]

If you’re based in the UK then you will probably have heard about Bestival at some point – it’s an annual music festival that traditionally finishes off a summer of live music and festivals all around the UK. It’s held on the Isle of Wight, on the south coast of England in Hampshire, which is where I visited last Monday (see my Postcard of the Week on Osborne House) and it’s on this coming weekend, from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th September!

Very excitingly I have two free tickets to Bestival to give away to one of my readers! Tickets would cost you £190/person if you had to buy them, so this is a great chance to catch some live music for free before the autumn rolls in! Although the festival starts on Thursday, you can turn up whenever you fancy, and the tickets include camping. Headlining the festival is Fatboy Slim, Snoop Dogg and Elton John, and among the hundreds of other artists are Franz Ferdinand, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bastille, The Roots, Disclosure, Rudimental, DJ Fresh, Jessie Ware…. Literally the line-up is enormous, you can check out the full line-up here.

I’m very fortunate to be able to offer you these tickets as they’re a gift from Shenanigans, an Irish experience hosted by Tourism Ireland in the Grassy Hill part of the festival. The winner will also get to be featured on The Well-Travelled Postcard with a guest post for this blog reviewing Bestival, all the live acts and Shenanigans, the Irish experience.

“You’re invited to get lost in a whirlwind of Irish adventures! It may look like a traditional Irish experience, but once you step through the door you’ll be whisked away on a whistle-stop tour of Irish… well… shenanigans.”

The Prize

A pair of free tickets to Bestival from the Thursday until the Sunday. You’ll need to organise your own transport to the festival (you can get Red Funnel ferry tickets here) and bring your own tent & other gear.

How to win the tickets to Bestival

So how can you win? It’s easy peasy, but you have to be quick as the competition closes at 6pm (UK time) on Tuesday 3rd September.

  1. Leave a comment below this blog post to let me know you want to enter the competition.
  2. Subscribe via email to The Well-Travelled Postcard by clicking the button to the left. (If you already subscribe then that’s all fine)
  3. Either follow @vstuarttaylor on Twitter or ‘like’ the Facebook Page. (If you already do one of these two then that’s all fine)
  4. To double your chances of winning, tell whoever you’d like to take to Bestival to enter the competition as well, that way you’re twice as likely to win!

The Winner

I will pick the winner at random from the comments below this blog post at 6pm on Tuesday (today), and I will email the winner to ask you where you’d like the tickets posted to. You’ll need to be snappy and reply to me by 9am (UK time) on Wednesday 4th September or I may have to offer them to someone else! Your tickets will then be posted 1st class on the Wednesday and they’ll arrive on the Thursday, all ready for the festival!

UPDATE: The lucky winner chosen at random is Nicola Marchant! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition and apologies to everyone who missed out on the chance to go to Bestival – make sure to look out for Nicola’s Guest Post reviewing the festival, which will be published here on this this blog at some point next week!

65 Comments »

  1. I would love to win these tickets! My partner and I are both from the Isle of Wight but have moved to Cardiff… We would love the chance to visit our little Island and get up to festival shenanigans!

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  2. Are you kidding me.. Snoop Dog, Fat Boy Slim and Elton John it’s all too much excitement on a tiny island. I have my fancy dress sorted .. My friend is already going as a fisherman for the Hms bestival theme I want to go as his ‘Fishermans Friend’

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  3. I would love a pair of free tickets, after spending all my money driving to mongolia. This would be the perfect way to end the summer with my best mate who drove 10,000 across 16 different countries.

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  4. Sister just told me about these tickets 🙂 we would love to go!! Jessie ware would be amazing to see live p.s. just looked through your blog! Very interesting! Will keep up to date from now on xx

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  5. Ahh just heard about this comp! And the blog! Extremely good blog. Would love to go travelling! This has inspired me alot more! Will keep a look out on it more often now! Would love to go bestival but as I’m. Skint student 😦 doesn’t look very promising. Fingers crossed ey xx

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  6. I would love to win these tickets, I love rly on John he helped me come out to my family such an inspiration, I also love festivals all in all a weekend made for me 🙂

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  7. Who wouldn’t want to spend the last bit of summer partying on the beautiful isle of Wight listening to amazing artist and conversing with all different people from all over the world! I would love the opportunity to go! If Ia could have afforded it this year I would have bought a ticket! This would be an amazing opportunity for me to surprise an unwell friend who sadly hasn’t had the opportunity to go to a festival this year and is now well enough to go.

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  8. Literally need to go to Bestival, all friends are going apart from me because im a poor intern. please please. I love your blog and I want my adventure! x x x

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  9. Hi! I’d love to win the tickets for my sister! She’s been entering competitions for the last month and really wants to win some tickets and can’t afford to pay for them!
    I also love the idea of the blog, I went traveling over the summer and also collected a postcard from each place!

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  10. I would love to go as all my friends and family are. My little brothers are going with my parents, I’m 21 and my little brothers are going not me! I need to be with them when snoop is on as I made them learn the gangsta steering wheel dance hehe! If I don’t fair enough, I’m glad I found your blog though it’s interesting! Xxxxx

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  11. Dear The Well Travelled Postcard
    the joy that these tickets would bring
    would be enough for me to find my voice
    the happiest song i would sing
    I’ve tried to find money to attend
    with two days to go I’m still skint
    for all of those that have been before
    you now how bad a situation I am in

    This is it now
    I’m in last chance saloon
    and whether it’s a win or a weekend of gloom
    I’ll fight til the end and refuse to lose
    whether I have to go by bus, ferry or baloon
    until the last minute I’ll hold some hope
    that my feet find their way on to that boat
    cos those two tickets of which you gloat
    couldn’t go to a more appreciate bloke.

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  12. There are no words for how much I’d love to win this competition. The only thing better than getting to spend a whole weekend with the lovely Lorraine (who prompted me to enter) would be getting to spend it in fancy dress!!

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  13. Hi Virginia. I’d like to enter the comp. Pick me please? Would also really love to write a few words down about my festival experience.

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  14. I would love to take part in the competition please. If I don’t win I’d please like some advice on travelling as I’m slowly trying to plan where I’m travelling next year.
    Thanks max

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  15. Hi Virginia I would love to win a pair of tickets. My best mate emigrates soon and I’d love to take him for a big weekend before he heads to Oz!

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  16. Please, please, please. I would give my right arm to see James Blake – A Case of You live!! And seeing Elton John is a once in a lifetime experience.
    I’m a poor student, and have been working two jobs this summer to put myself through university, and have subsequently had a rubbish summer. Please help me revive it and make this year worth while!

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  17. I’d be so happy to win! I could take my best friend with me who can’t afford a ticket, that would be an awesome birthday present for her! She’d never expect such a thing!

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  18. I would love to win tickets so I can sport some amazing ginger corn rows to spend the weekend as sir elton dogg – photo’s will definitely follow!

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  19. i love your blog! i found it after reading about your placement in Italy on the Third Year Abroad website as I am currently trying to work out what I want to do for my third year (I study French and Spanish). I have been travelling all summer; spending 5 weeks teaching English to kids in Barcelona and backpacking around Sri Lanka for a month so now I have run out of money and am still in denial about the fact I haven’t been to a festival this year. Last year I went to Bestival with my boyfriend but unfortunately on the first night he fell ill and we spent most of the weekend in hospital on the Isle of Wight which was obviously less than ideal… It would be the ultimate round of to my freshers year if I won the Bestival tickets!

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    • What an amazing summer you’ve had Sophie! Did your Spanish improve in Barcelona? And what are you thinking of doing on your Year Abroad, I’ve written quite a few posts on the pros and cons of the various options, so hopefully those will help. And I’m envious of your trip to Sri Lanka, I’d love to go there.

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  20. I would love to enter your competition for these amazing bestival tickets…! Also what a wicked blog and amazing website you’ve created….fingers and toes crossed for meeee 🙏 x

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  21. Hi, thanks for offering this competition, i would absolutely love to win these tickets to take my daughter as she wants to see her favourite band 🙂 thank you x

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  22. It will be my 21st Birthday on the Friday of the Bestival! Unfortunately my Best friends have been skint all summer and couldn’t afford the tickets to party on down on my bday with Fatboy Slim!, so just entering on the hope for winning the tickets for them! Thank youuuu 🙂

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  23. Hey! It will be my 21st on the Friday of the Bestival! Unfortunately my best friends have been skint all summer and couldn’t afford a ticket. So just entering to see if I can win them the tickets so that they can join me on my bday with the likes of Fatboy slim! Thanksss 🙂

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