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The view of the Camp Bestival 2008 festival site from Lulworth Castle. Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips later launched himself from the balcony of the castle into the crowd in a giant inflatable ball to kick off his band's set.

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Superheroes rocking out at Camp Bestival 2008. Temperatures reached 27 degrees over the weekend (July 18-20) which meant many revellers had to seek shade in their costumes. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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The Nextmen DJing at Camp Bestival 2008. The Cambridge duo played the Balearic Bollywood tent, which offered DJ workshops to festival-goers everyday over the weekend. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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A festival-goer at Camp Bestival 2008 dressed as a white rabbit. Hundreds of revellers dressed up as white rabbits, playing cards and the Mad Hatter at the Alice in Wonderland-themed party. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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Festival organiser Rob da Bank playing a set at Camp Bestival 2008. Rob is dressed as The Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland to fit in with the festival's tea party theme. Read Rob's festival blog at NME.COM/FESTIVALS/CAMP-BESTIVAL

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A bearded town crier with the red and yellow flag of Dorset at Camp Bestival 2008. The crier introduced The Flaming Lips onto the main stage in front of 13,000 music fans. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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Kate Nash headlining on the main stage on Sunday (July 20) at Camp Bestival 2008. During her set she got Billy Bragg back onstage after his own solo performance to sing a track with her. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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Kate Nash headlining the main stage on Sunday (July 20) at Camp Bestival 2008. In 2007 Kate performed at sister festival Bestival and was pelted with lemons when she sang about being bitter. Organiser Rob da Bank said it made his day to land her for this year's Camp Bestival. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips surfing the crowd in an inflatable plastic ball to kick off their Saturday (July 19) headline set at Camp Bestival 2008. Coyne told the crowd: "This feels like the perfect evening, we should come back and play every year. We love you." Pic:

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Michael Ivins of The Flaming Lips performing at Camp Bestival 2008. The band told organiser Rob da Bank that the Dorset shindig was the best festival they've ever played after their Saturday (July 19) set. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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A view of the flags and Lulworth Castle at Camp Bestival 2008. To keep the locals happy, every resident of East Lulworth was offered a free ticket. Some even camped at the Castle rather than walk across the fields back to their homes. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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A child in fancy dress enjoying the sunshine at Camp Bestival 2008. Organiser Rob da Bank estimated there were 3,500 kids at this year's Dorset bash. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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Revellers at Camp Bestival 2008 riding a fake sheep in fancy dress. Organiser Rob da Bank described the festival as 'harking back to the halcyon days of summers past - imagine the 1950s British Holiday Camp with a twist'. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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Festival-goers in fancy dress at Camp Bestival 2008. Organiser Rob da Bank challenged the 13,000 ticket-holders to come in fancy dress, with an Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party being the inspiration. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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The crowd at Camp Bestival 2008. 10,000 tickets sold out for the intimate Dorset festival, with 3,500 kids in attendance. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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A white rabbit, playing cards and a wellie-wearing ballerina at Camp Betival 2008. Festival-goers were encouraged to dress up and for those who forgot there was a Dressing Up Tent in the Magic Meadow to help everyone look suitably silly. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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The crowd at Camp Bestival 2008 in the Fancy Dress Tent. Festival-goers were given the chance to feature on their very own 'Sunday Times' front page, with Style Snappers roaming the site all weekend. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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Roy Walker's 'Catchphrase' in the comedy tent at Camp Bestival 2008. Roy got festival-goers up onstage to take part in a special edition game of Catchphrase, complete with Mr Chips and air horns in place of buzzers. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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A crowd's-eye-view of Lulworth Castle, which formed the backdrop for Camp Bestival 2008. The castle remained open to tourists while the festival was being set up, meaning organiser Rob da Bank had to contend with 'day trippers from Belgium wearing daft hats and too much sunscreen'.

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Ali Youngblood of Black Kids performing at Camp Bestival 2008. The Jacksonville band will also be hopping over to the Isle of Wight to appear at sister festival, Bestival, in September. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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Black Kids performing at Camp Bestival 2008. Earlier in the year they toured with other Camp Bestival performer and headliner Kate Nash. Photo: Gideon Bullock

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