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Bestival attendees given chance to win parade spot

Mon 14 May 2012

Bestival attendees given chance to win parade spot

Music fans looking forward to a trip to the Isle of Wight for Bestival this summer are being given the chance to win a place in the event's parade.

The organisers of the festival have announced that for the first time, a lucky ticketholder is going to be selected to take their spot in one of the highlights of the September bash.

Groups of people who are heading on Isle of Wight holidays for Bestival this year are being encouraged to set up their own bloco - which is the event's name for those who get together to make a stall for the parade.

Curator Rob da Bank stated it is going to be the biggest carnival ever held at Bestival, so many individuals going to the festival are sure to want to take their place at the heart of it.

"The Bestival blocos will be a showcase of all you talented and fun-loving people - musicians, costume makers, dancers, performers, party people - coming together to display their creativity in an array of innovative ways," said a statement from the event's organisers.

It was noted that the theme for Bestival in 2012 has been named as wildlife, so those wishing to set up their own bloco for the parade may wish to try to incorporate this into their ideas.

The carnival will take place throughout the festival site on the Saturday afternoon of the bash and it sure to provide attendees with some of their most vivid memories of the whole weekend.

"We will all be sharing our love of Bestival, lifting everyone's spirits through the carnival tradition and reminding ourselves that we are all part of one big wonderful festival family," added the organisers, who suggested pandas with pom-poms or bagpipe-playing badgers could be ideas.

New Order, Stevie Wonder and Sigur Ros are among the major acts to be performing at Bestival this year, with another headliner yet to be announced by the curators.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801362102-ADNFCR

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