Bestival 2012 – 15 Sun-Kissed Photos

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The last hurrah of the festival season is over. The final welly has been discarded, the neon fairy wings made redundant. Bestival 2012 was a fitting cap to a brilliant summer of live music. Stevie Wonder, The xx, Florence, Alt-J, Bat for Lashes and Sigur Rós played to crowds of people dressed in silly outfits having a whale of a time. Here are the best bits.

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Nope, snail-ladies, you’re not fooling us (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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Florence Welch inadvertently swallows nine flies (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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Props to the woman dressed as some kind of satyr (Photo: Patricia Board/NME)

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Wade MacNeil, the new singer from Gallows, is probably not a man to mess around with (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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One, two, three, timberrrr!!! (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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What fresh hell is this? (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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Bestival wouldn’t be Bestival without Mr Motivator (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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“Alt-J for the Mercury Prize!” (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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Alex Trimble, from Two Door Cinema Club, wows the crowds with his charisma and flair (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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Is that crowd-surfing man wearing black tie? (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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“My milkshake brings all the girls to the bar!”(Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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Drum machines collectively lay down some beats in front of the famous Bestival sign (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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Bat For Lashes performed music from her new album (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME)

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Is that Janine from Eastenders in the front row?! (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

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The xx don’t breathe oxygen, they breathe dry ice (Photo: Derek Bremner/NME