Oh the times they are exciting in the Bestival bunker as the intrepid Rob da Bank and his trusty team continue to conjure strange delights making special plans for another Isle of Wight adventure from September 9th–12th; Bestival 2010, The Year Of The Fantastic! With real life legends Roxy Music plus Mumford & Sons, Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Tricky, The Temper Trap, Mylo, Erol Alkan and loads more live acts and DJs joining the Magickal line-up that already includes Dizzee Rascal, Hot Chip, The Flaming Lips, The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Fever Ray, Gil Scott Heron, Richie Hawtin presents PLASTIKMAN Live, Chase & Status, Simian Mobile Disco, Delphic, Ellie Goulding, Annie Mac presents, Four Tet.…and Rolf Harris! Add to that the return of the Afterburner stage, The Castle In The Sky Bonfire Extravaganza, the brand new Wishing Tree field plus Tomorrow’s World and you’ve got yourself an earthy paradise beyond compare.
Having kept it a closely guarded secret Bestival have now unveiled the incredible and much anticipated fancy dress theme for the Year Of The Fantastic… Rob da Bank says: 'Roll up roll up tribe of the Bestivalites: descend from your starships, rise out of the seabed, fall from the stars, unleash the Magick and release your imagination into our 2010 world of FANTASY. Open the gates and welcome in Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, hobbits, trolls, elves, fairies, the Odyssey, King Arthur, Merlin, the Dong with the luminous nose, William Morris, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Willy Wonka, Sir Gawain and The Green Knight, Harry Potter, Spirited Away, The Time Machine, Star Wars, the Incredible Hulk, magick, the supernatural, Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Lord Ganesh, Fantasy Island, Caractacus Potts, Tarzan, Veruca Salt, Zombies!' The only limit is how far your mind’s eye can see…