Today (9 January) marks the 250th anniversary of Philip Astley’s first circus performance at Westminster Bridge and, to celebrate the landmark, Bestival organisers have revealed that Human Cannonball, Rodrigo Pérez, will be joining them, among a host of incredible performers, sideshows and curiosities on the Lulworth Estate in Dorset on 2-5 August 2018.
Rob da Bank, Bestival ringmaster 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!”
One of the most daring and dangerous acts ever to grace the circus, the Human Cannonball, is guaranteed to dazzle crowds at Bestival. Rodrigo Pérez 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.”
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. It’s trigger-happy fun and a truly astonishing sight that must be seen to be believed. Do not miss out, come and witness the circus.
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, so come one, come all, grab your tickets while you can, for the circus is about to begin.
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