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The Human Cannonball set for Bestival 2018

The festival will celebrate 250 years of circus.

 Bestival will be back at Lulworth estate this summer and with that circus and immersive theatre experiences which are always at the heart of the festival. This year the most colourful show on Earth is raising the bar and will bring you a circus-themed spectacular to blow your minds. Celebrating 250 years of circus, a world where only the most courageous and audacious need apply, Bestival has revealed with great excitement that the
Human Cannonball, Rodrigo Pérez will be joining festivities in 2018. The Human Cannonball will join a host of incredible performers, sideshows and curiosities.

Bestival’s own Rob da Bank commented about the news: “in my other life as Ringmaster Robby I’m pretty darn excited about having a Human Cannonball flying across the Lulworth Estate in August. Rodrigo is the best in the business and will not disappoint. Watch ya heads!”

The Human Cannonball, Rodrigo Pérez also commented the following: “Firing yourself out of an enormous cannon takes a man of a high calibre. Luckily, I’m a cannonball kind of guy. Come and be amazed as I shoot through the sky, flying over your crazy, smiling faces.”

The brains behind Bestival always aim to please, so what better way to keep the tradition alive and well and to celebrate 250 years of circus the festival will shoot an actual person from a cannon?! One of the most daring and dangerous acts ever to grace the circus, the Human Cannonball, is guaranteed to dazzle crowds this summer at Bestival.

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Following his family tradition, Rodrigo Pérez is one of the world’s most acclaimed human cannonballs. He will be fired from the barrel of a custom-built cannon, festival-goers will see Rodrigo fly up to 25 metres through the air. This is one event not to miss at this year’s Bestival.

Bestival will take place in Lulworth Estate between 2nd and 5th August 2018.


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