Bestival: Elton John brings curtain down on summer


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The last big summer festival of the year came to an end at Bestival last night, with ‘Rocket Man’ Sir Elton John bringing festivities to a close.

More than 60,000 music fans headed to the Isle of Wight for the event, which was celebrating its 10th anniversary, and with only occasional showers most of them avoided the traditional festival mud. The event, run by the Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank and his wife Josie, has become famous for its fancy dress parade and colourful set designs.