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Isle of Wight event Bestival sells out

Wed 24 Aug 2011

Isle of Wight event Bestival sells out

Thousands of people will be looking forward to their Isle of Wight holidays next month after it was revealed that the last few tickets for the island-based music event Bestival have sold out.

Organisers of the bash - which is set to get underway on September 8th - said there were only a few remaining recently - and these have now gone.

Around 50,000 people are now expected to head to Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight to see a diverse range of acts, including headline band The Cure, an exclusive European booking.

Some 18 stages of live music will be available for revellers to see, with a variety of other entertainment also to be put on for attendees.

Rob da Bank, the curator of the Isle of Wight music festival, stated he is "mega proud" to be able to announce Bestival has sold out for the seventh year in a row.

He said: "Selling 50,000 tickets for a 100 per cent independent festival in the current climate is no mean feat, but it's all thanks to our wicked crowd of regulars and new Bestivalites and music lovers who have chosen  to join us on the Isle of Wight in three weeks."

The Radio 1 DJ added that he wanted to thank all who have booked Isle of Wight holidays in order to attend the event for their support.

Some of the major acts set to take to the music stages at Bestival over the course of the weekend include The Maccabees, Robyn, Brian Wilson, Bjork, Pendulum and Primal Scream, who will be performing their classic album Screamadelica in its entirety during their show.

Also on the bill are performers including Mogwai, Kelis, DJ Shadow, Fatboy Slim, Public Enemy, Crystal Castles and Paloma Faith, while YMCA hitmakers The Village People will be judging the annual fancy dress contest.

Posted by Louise ParkesADNFCR-3083-ID-800709073-ADNFCR

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