Mumford And Sons at Bestival. The band embraced the festival’s traditional fancy dress schtick – this year’s theme was “fantasy”.
The Flaming Lips headlined the second day of the festival (September 11). Singer Wayne Coyne was in emotional mood, telling the crowd, “I hope this festival carries on for a hundred years, and that you have us back every couple of years or so,” before ending the show with an epic rendition of ‘Do You Realize??’
Revellers dressed as toy soldiers at Bestival.
Rolf Harris at Bestival.
Bestival takes place at Robin Hill country park on the Isle of Wight. It’s now in its sixth year. Initially the attendance was 10,000 but it’s now closer to 50,000.
Hot Chip at Bestival.
Weird – we always assumed Satan was more of a Download fan.
The Prodigy closed the festival, headlining the Sunday night. Flanked by frontmen Keith Flint and Maxim Reality, the band powered through old classics like ‘Voodoo People’ and ‘Firestarter’, alongside new favourites ‘Omen’ and ‘Warriors’ Dance’.
Early evening at Bestival, September 12.
Dizzee Rascal runs through the hits at Bestival.
Posh Spice arrives with her entourage.
Nice to see 2 Unlimited on the comeback trail.
Hands up if you’re dressed like an absolute tool!
Gil Scott-Heron. The veteran aired tracks from his latest album, ‘I’m New Here’.
Laugh it up, lads. Those costumes won’t seem so funny when you have to use the Portaloo.
Giggs points out his favourite thing about Bestival: the ferris wheel.
I don’t recall the Mad Hatter wearing oversized Uggs.
“Help. I can’t breathe in this thing.”
Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry gets his croon on at Bestival.
Folk-rockers Erland & The Carnival at Bestival.
Mr Motivator (centre) and a couple of hipster douchebags.
Rick Astley – or is it La Roux? – gets into the fantasy spirit at Bestival.
Imagine getting stuck behind this guy when you’re trying to watch a band.
The queue for the bar was beyond a joke.
Villagers, aka Conor J.O’ Brien, relaxes backstage. Earlier in the week he was at the Mercury awards as a nominee. He didn’t win.
Festivals, eh? There’s always a few long faces by Sunday afternoon.
That man again. It’s Villagers’ Conor.
Wayne Coyne – his music’s so euphoric, even grizzly bears feel the vibes.
This could take a while…