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Bestival

The official full-stop on the British summer, it's hard to believe that Rob Da Bank's Bestival is only six years old such is its standing.

At this 2010’s ‘Year of The Fantastic’ themed event, the live line-up is simply staggering with The Japanese Popstars, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Echo & The Bunnymen and Ulrich Schnauss just a snapshot of the diversity on offer, while Mylo, Joy Orbison, Todd Edwards, Erol Alkan and Aeroplane are a tiny slice of the DJ bill. The Prodigy will be rocking their only UK festival date of 2010 and their last gig in yonks and Clash collaborator Don Letts will be dropping a DJ set a day. And that’s without mentioning the innumerable extras like the inflatable church, healing fields, the communal fancy dress mayhem or Buttercupcakes afternoon tea hut. Insane on every level and simply massive amounts of fun — come rain or shine.

WHEN? Thursday 13th - Sunday 15th August  

WHERE? Robin Hill, Country Park, Isle Of Wight

HOW MUCH? £150 weekend, £150 student weekend, £75 children weekend, £free under 12s weekend

HIGHLIGHTS? The Prodigy, Dizzee Rascal, The Flaming Lips, Roxy Music, Hot Chip, The XX, LCD Soundsystem, Chase & Status, The Wailers, Simian Mobile Disco, Delphic, Tricky and Chic feat Nile Rogers

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