The Bestival family has a long and august history of going that extra mile, making the world of festivals bigger, better and brighter. And this year is no exception, pushing the boundaries of bobbing up and down to the very limit, they’ve teamed up with Cardiff-based Something Creatives to make what they believe is the world’s biggest bouncy castle!
Aiming to add to the Bestival accolades for the world’s largest fancy dress party, the biggest busk ever and the colossal 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!
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!”
Something Creatives’ Matt the Hat commented: “I’ve always been the first kid in the sandpit and consider play a fundamental part of everyday life. Everyone should find the time to play. The playful spirit of creating joy and fun is shared by Rob da Bank and all of the Bestival family and has made this brilliantly bonkers idea a reality. Whether you’re young or old, what could be more fun than jumping around inside the biggest bouncy castle in the world? Just watch out for the ‘bouncers’, and remember if you’re wearing shoes then you can’t come in!”
Everyone loves a bouncy castle. And this blow-up bastion could see Bestival heading for the record books once again. Smashing an almost 20-year-old record, it is claimed that the bouncy castle measures an epic 23.8 metres long and 20.7 metres wide and stands 12.8 metres tall at its highest point; the side turrets are said to be 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 apparently accommodate 100 pleasure-seeking festivalgoers at one time.
Quite simply massive, it’s an inflatable legend in the making. For your chance to have a jump around on this historic bouncy castle visit Common People, Southampton this 28 and 29 May, and then find it at Camp Bestival 28-31 July and Bestival from 8–11 September.