Music festival of the week: Bestival, Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight


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Celebration is on the cards as Bestival reaches its 10th birthday bash, cementing its standing as the little festival that could. It's "not all about the music", of course: cabaret, roller-disco, fancy dress and other such larks keep the range lively.

But the line-up still sparkles, with Bestival veteran Fatboy Slim uncorking the champagne alongside the Flaming Lips, Chic feat Nile Rodgers, Franz Ferdinand, the Polyphonic Spree, MIA, the Knife, Snoop Dogg and – bringing more hits than you can shake a glow-stick at and, it's hoped, a clean bill of health after his illness – Elton John popping his UK festival cherry.

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