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Bestival 2014 - Foals, Outkast, SBTRKT And More Bring Festival Season To A Glorious Close

Another year, another Bestival - and it didn't disappoint. Relive the glory of this weekend's Isle of Wight festival in all its fancy dressed glory with our photo gallery guide to sets from Kate Tempest, La Roux and more.

  • Bestival brought festival season to a triumphant close this weekend in a three-day blitz of music, fancy dress and a record-breaking disco ball. Here's the pick of the action NME's photographers on the scene managed to capture - starting with Foals' last show in 18 months (according to frontman Yannis, anyways). They bid farewell to 2013's 'Holy Fire' with a spectacular greatest hits set.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Streamers launched from canons helped turn Foals' performance at the Isle of Wight festival into an all-out party, as Yannis and co worked through tracks like 'My Number', 'Two Steps Twice' and 'Spanish Sahara' in their headliner bearth on the main stage. "This is a very fucking special night for us," the frontman told the crowd.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • "We don't want to leave," Yannis told the crowd before departing in a frantic melee of 'Late Night', 'Electric Bloom' and 'Two Steps Twice', during which he threw himself into the crowd. It's gonna be a long 18 months without them...

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Man-in-the-mask SBTRKT brought his new album 'Wonder Where We Land' to the Isle of Wight with a stomping set that included Ezra Koenig collaboration 'New Dorp New York'.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Has Andre 3000 been taking style tips from Kasabian's Serge? The Outkast man wore a very Sergian slogan-branded overall as the Atlanta pair took to the stage for their headline slot, the last scheduled UK show. Will their reunion rumble on, or is that the last time Britain will see Andre and Big Boi together?

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Andre kept crowd banter to a minimum, explaining "we're not gonna talk y'all to death, if you don’t know us by now you never will" in a break between songs, as the rap duo thundered through songs like 'Rosa Parks', 'So Fresh, So Clean' and 'Ms Jackson' in their Friday night headline set.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • La Roux was another of the weekend's performers, bringing the retro pop of new album 'Trouble In Paradise' to a boistrous crowd on day two of the festival.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • The fancy dress vibes at Bestival - never a let down. This year's theme was "Desert Island Disco".

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Crowd surfing? Pah. Try crowd dingying. Way better.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Kate Tempest was also in action, bring her urban poetics to life backed by a lively live band.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Here's Tune-Yards rocking a silvery tin robot look as she entertains the Bestival masses. Strong look, Garbus.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Disclosure played their 189,348th* festival show of the 'Settle' campaign, working the crowd into as madcap a frenzy as ever.

    *approximate

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Lauren Mayberry from the mighty Chvrches, commanding the mic.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Here's Childhood, beefing up the psych-rock sounds of their recently released debut album 'Lacuna' for the packed crowd in force to watch them at the weekender.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Rounding out Sunday at Bestival was Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, whose set hightlight was a rendition of Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'. Is Nile Rodgers ever not smiling?

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • As if Chic's set wasn't memorable enough, it was lit by the world's biggest disco ball. The band will now feature in the Guinness World Book Of Records after Bestival organisers Rob and Josie Da Bank took Nile Rodgers up on his request to have the biggest disco ball in history on stage.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • As well as disco grooves, Chic's set was also heavy on emotion. Rodgers described the show as "the hardest of my life" following the death of his guitar technician and friend Terry Brauer, who died shortly before the event. Rodgers, who was diagnosed with cancer three and a half years ago, hailed his survival as "amazing" and described 'Get Lucky' as "the beginning of my recovery."

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Also decked in white, albeit grubbily, were Dan Snaith's Caribou, undoubtedly one of the dance highlights of the weekend.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Basement Jaxx meanwhile got in on the fancy dress act, one of the few bands to do so.

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014

  • Finally, hats off (or should that be tops off?) to the Amazing Snakeheads for one of the festival's wildest performances. See you again next year, Bestival...

    Photo: Jenn Five

    Added: 08 Sep 2014