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Bestival welcomes disco revellers

More than 50,000 revellers have travelled across to the Isle of Wight for the last major festival of the summer.

Bestival, which has become famous for its fancy dress, has taken on the theme of Desert Island Disco for the event at Robin Hill Country Park.

The four-day event, which has sold out for the 10th year in a row, was kicked off by Beck who played a greatest hits set including fans' favourites Loser and Where It's At.

Other acts taking to the stages during the weekend include OutKast, Foals, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Disclosure, and Major Lazer.

Festival curator Rob da Bank has also created a giant disco ball for the occasion which is expected to break the record for being the world's largest and be confirmed by judges from Guinness World Records during the weekend.

Da Bank said: "Can you believe it? We've only gone and cracked it, we've built a beauty and we're certain this disco ball is a record breaker.

"So certain in fact that we've invited the nice people from Guinness World Records to come and confirm it."

The current record for the largest disco ball is 9.98 metres and the Bestival ball is expected to be more than 10 metres.

People arrived on the Isle of Wight by various means of transport including hovercraft, ferry and even a speedboat service.

Those looking for a bit of comfort during the weekend have booked into the various "glamping" options including the largest provider Tangerine Fields which has set up hundreds of tents including novelty ones designed like playing cards.

And for those wanting to escape the party for a while, there is a spa area which includes a hot tub bus with wood-fired tubs on the roof.

The event also features an inflatable church where couples can take part in mock wedding ceremonies.

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