Bestival Announce Human Cannonball For 2018

by Tom Tye, Jan 09, 2018

One of the most daring and dangerous acts ever to grace the circus, the Human Cannonball, is set to dazzle crowds this August at Bestival.

Today marks the 250th anniversary of Phillip Astley’s first ever circus performance at Westminster Bridge, and to celebrate this tradition, Bestival is raising the high wire to bring you a circus-themed spectacular to blow your minds!

Celebrating 250 years of a world where only the most courageous and audacious need apply, Bestival have revealed that Human Cannonball, Rodrigo Pérez will be joining the list of incredible performers, sideshows and curiosities.

Following his family tradition, Rodrigo Pérez is one of the world’s most acclaimed proponents of the art. Fired from the barrel of a custom-built cannon, Rodrigo will fly up to 25 metres through the air as the crowds go ballistic!

The Human Cannonball says: “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.”

Bestival ringmaster Rob da Bank says: “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!”

There are many more delights to be unveiled in the coming weeks including an all-embracing music line-up, jaw-dropping circus feats, bearded ladies, sword swallowers, sideshow shenanigans and more!

Click for line up, tickets and more info!


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