The Chemical Brothers are a potent mix at Bestival

The benefit gig for Andy Reeves is at The Wedgewood Rooms

The Racketeers and Archive 45 play benefit gig at The Wedgewood Rooms for injured music fan

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Main stage headliners The Chemical Brothers galvanised the crowd into action with a set packed with hits at Bestival last night.

The Grammy-award winning duo performed Block Rockin’ Beats and Galvanize to thousands of people, who turned the Stardust Field into a mosh pit for the evening.

The Saturday night headliners were preceded by superstar DJ Annie Mac, whose set list added further evidence to why she is the successor of Zane Lowe’s 7pm weekday slot on Radio 1.

Over on the Big Top, Duke Dumont was in residence - and the chart-topping DJ and deep house producer played all his biggest hits and created the perfect party atmosphere.

House of Pain were the surprise special guests on Saturday afternoon. They attracted a large crowd who took the hip-hop band on their offer when they performed Jump Around.

And from one set of brothers to another, the surprise hit of Saturday was a short but sweet appearance from children’s television heroes The Chuckle Brothers at the Big Top.

‘I don’t think we’ve performed in front of so many people, have we Barry?’ said Paul, before taking selfie with the crowd and attempting a world record-breaking session of ‘to me, to you’.

Their novelty single collaboration with Ghanaian-born English rapper Tinchy Stryder, To Me To You (Bruv), went down so well that the crowd chanted for an encore.

Bestival comes to a close tomorrow night, but not before sets by Skrillex, Mark Ronson, The Jacksons and Missy Elliott.