A week to go and names keep coming for Bestival

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With less than a week to go, names are still being added to the line-up for this year’s Bestival, which starts on Thursday.

This year, the event, which takes over Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight from September 4 to 7, has a desert island disco theme and is expected to sell out the last of its 55,000 tickets in the next few days.

Event founder and organiser Rob da Bank says: ‘Oh my goodness, a week to go and we’re on site whacking in scaffold poles, erecting tents, Hoovering up cowpats, testing sound systems, laying trackway, marking out campsites and, most importantly, mowing the grass where the biggest disco ball in the world is going to sit before it’s raised into space on Sunday.’

The latest additions include Lucky Elephant, Beans On Toast, Shed, Years and Years and The Dollymopps on the Big Top stage. Thursday night at the Big Top will also see some very special Wall of Sound 20th Anniversary Back to the Phuture action with celebratory sets from Wall of Sound kingpin Mark Jones, Reverend and the Makers, Ekkoes and Kids on Bridges.

The main stage now includes Too Many T’s, New Build and Goldierocks and the new music stage Invaders from the Future will have sets from Astronomyy, Beaty Heart,Ergo, Rage on Gold, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer and Rag N Bone Man.

Adult tickets cost £195, go to ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets or call 0844 8884410.