The Bestival family has a long and august history of going that extra mile, making the world of festivals bigger, better and brighter. 2016 is no exception, pushing the boundaries of bobbing up and down to the very limit to make what is thought to be the world’s biggest bouncy castle.
Aiming to add to the accolades for the world’s largest fancy dress party, the biggest busk ever and the world’s biggest disco ball, this could well be the greatest inflatable on Earth and it’s making its debut at Common People in Southampton this coming bank holiday weekend before making appearances at Camp Bestival in Dorset and finally Bestival this September.
Rob da Bank says: “We do love breaking a record and this is one of our funnest builds so far. Me and my mate Matt from the infamous Inflatable Church had a pipe dream about five years ago of building the world’s biggest bouncy castle, and this summer we’re making that a reality. So polish your socks and step up for what will be one of the most innocent of pleasures – bouncing up and down with gay abandon with your mates, family or friendly strangers. See you on the castle!”
Smashing an almost 20-year-old record and measuring a frankly epic 23.8 metres long and 20.7 metres wide, the Bestival bouncy castle stands 12.8 metres tall at its highest point; the side turrets are equal in height to the walls of Cardiff Castle, making it taller than the Great Wall of China and roughly three times the size of the Berlin Wall. Filled with 1143 cubic metres of air it can comfortably accommodate 100 pleasure-seeking festival goers at one time.
Common People returns to Southampton Common this weekend, featuring performances from headliners Duran Duran and Craig David’s TS5, as well as special guests Primal Scream, Katy B, Public Enemy, Jamie Lawson, The Chuckle Brothers and many more. For the full line-up, please see here.