Thanks to the likes of comedian Stewart Lee, writer Margaret Atwood and eco-entrepreneur Tim Smit KBE, we are able to spread the word and garner support for the Pestival mission



“You have to know about Pestival”

Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and environmental activist




“The Glastonbury of the natural world”

Lucy Siegle, The Guardian




“Pestival was the best festival of pests ever!”

Stewart Lee, Comedian




“Pestival is a pollinator of ideas; ideas spreading messages between art and science. There is a thirst to reengage the curiosity common to both the arts and sciences. Pestival, operating in the forum of the natural world is one of the most generative, innovative and engaging of these efforts.”

Bob and Roberta Smith OBE, Artist



“I’m very excited about Pestival. It has a charismatic leader, it’s drawn a whole bunch of really cool people together and it’s a real opportunity to get everyone across the country excited and interested in insects role in a way that’s previously never been possible.”

Tim Smit KBE, founder of the Eden Project



“Pestival’s striking and original approach … will encourage young people to learn more about the importance of insects in supporting and sustaining our environment. The event will help inspire them to study and learn the science, technology, engineering and maths skills that will be required to overcome such challenges.”

Jo Johnson – Former Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation