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White Rabbits, Egyptian Hip Hop lead the way as new bands thrill Bestival

White Rabbits, Sunday Girl and Egyptian Hip Hop play at Sailor Jerry's Ink City

Richard Johnson
Pic: Richard Johnson
Errors, White Rabbits and I Blame Coco were among the hordes of new artists joining the party at Bestival this weekend (September 10-12).

While big name headliners were on hand to entertain the fancy-dressing festival-goers on the Isle Of Wight event, Bestival also boasted one of the busiest line-ups of new talent of any festival in the UK.

The main hub of new music took place in the special Sailor Jerry's Ink City area, which was decked out as a working tattoo parlour in tribute to Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins, who inspired the rum of the same name.

The opening night (10) saw set from Sting's daughter Coco Sumner and Errors, before Brooklyn darlings White Rabbits provided the highlight of Saturday's (11) bill. The event was rounded off with appearances by from edgy popster Sunday Girl and hotly-tipped Manchester's Egyptian Hip Hop on the Sunday (12).

Elsewhere the Bestival enjoyed sets from Dizzee Rascal, The xx and The Flaming Lips across the weekend.
Egyptian Hip Hop - 'Wild Human Child'
Video: Egyptian Hip Hop - 'Wild Human Child'

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