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Bestival 2012 - 15 Sun-Kissed Photos

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 11 Sep 12

 
 

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.

Photo: Derek Bremner/NME

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)



Photo: Patricia Board/NME

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


 
 
 
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