Belfast Telegraph

Chic headline last Bestival night

Disco legend Nile Rodgers and his band Chic headlined the final night at Bestival, unveiling the world's biggest disco ball.

More than 50,000 revellers travelled to the Isle of Wight for the festival, which has become famous for its fancy dress.

This year took on the theme of Desert Island Disco for the event at Robin Hill Country Park.

To accompany the appearance of Rodgers, who has written numerous pop hits including Le Freak and We Are Family, festival curator Rob da Bank created a giant disco ball.

Bright lights shone off the ball, turning the festival site into a huge outdoor disco hall.

Bestival tweeted: "It's official!!! We now hold the Guinness World Record for the biggest Disco Ball in the world!!!"

Rodgers is famous for collaborating with many of the music industry's biggest names including Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross and, more recently, Daft Punk.

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

US hip-hop act OutKast played to a packed main stage on Friday night and Foals headlined last night.

The indie rockers from Oxford ended their set with blue glitter being scattered over the crowd.

A new feature at the festival this year was The Feast Collective food court featuring a range of alternative food such as lamb tangines, hog roast from The Cauldron, a raclette stand and a Ghanaian stall.


From Belfast Telegraph