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Bestival is not happening this year, according to Dorset Police

Dorset Police state they have yet to receive payment for policing last year's festival...

Bestival 2019 will not take place according to Dorset Police.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police commented that they were contacted by Bestival's event owners stating that "there are no plans to run a Bestival 2019 event".

The spokesperson also claimed that Dorset Police were yet to receive payment for policing last year's festival: "The payment of our 2018 policing services invoice, totalling £141,176 to cover our policing of both Camp Bestival and Bestival is still outstanding."

This news of no payments follows rumours that artists from last year's edition, including Plan B and Rudimental, have also yet to be paid for playing.

Bestival's sister event, Camp Bestival is still scheduled to go ahead this year from 25th - 28th July featuring Goldie, Nile Rogers and more.