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Isle of Wight aims to attract Bestivalgoers to return to island

Tue 24 Aug 2010

Isle of Wight aims to attract Bestivalgoers to return to island

The Isle of Wight Council is hoping that it can persuade revellers heading to the island for Bestival next month to return.

According to a spokesperson, the music event - which is organised by DJ Rob da Bank - is "great publicity" for the Isle of Wight.

Each year, thousands of people book Isle of Wight holidays in order to attend the bash, with this year's event running from September 9th to 12th.

The spokesperson added that many new people visit the island each year as a result of Bestival, which was described as a "veritable cavalcade of boutique festival fun" in a "picturesque" setting.

They added: "The Isle of Wight Council is keen to try and reach Bestival's super cool, young, affluent audience to encourage them to undertake repeat or extended visits."

Rob da Bank recently took to his Twitter page to announce a new addition to the line-up at the Isle of Wight festival - soul singer Janelle Monae.

Other acts on the bill include Roxy Music, The Flaming Lips, The Prodigy, LCD Soundsystem and Dizzee Rascal.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800038229-ADNFCR

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