Bestival have announced the theme of ‘HMS Bestival’ to celebrate next year’s 10th anniversary.

Each year a different fancy dress theme is announced for the Isle Of Wight weekender, and now 2013′s seems to be of the aquatic nature.

Curator Rob da Bank expanded on the news:

“All the nice girls love a sailor and all the boys love a mermaid. Think deckhands, anchors, beach parties, Moby Dick, tattooed ladies, Titanic, shipwrecks, Hawaii, Treasure Island, rum bars in scuzzy ports, message in a bottle, the crow’s nest, sea legends, monster breakers and tall tales of life on the ocean waves. Nautical but nice! There’s no better time to join the good ship HMS Bestival and our trusty crew of merrimakers than now with Crimbo approaching, so get your Golden Early Bird Tickets and prepare to set sail me hearties!”


The festival will take place from 5-8 September 2013 at Robin Hill Country Park, Isle Of Wight.

Tickets details are as below:

Adult Weekend Camping Ticket With Entry From Thursday 5th September: £180
Adult Weekend Camping Ticket With Entry From Friday 6th September: £170
Student Weekend Camping Ticket: £170
Teen Ticket Weekend Camping Ticket (age 13-17): £120
Age 12 and Under Weekend Ticket: FREE (but you must obtain a ticket)
Camper van Tickets: £85 (per vehicle)
Car Parking: £10 advance (or £15 cash on arrival)