Isle Of Wight: Final Day Of Bestival
7 September 2014, 09:08
The last major music festival of the summer is coming to an end, with disco legend Nile Rodgers and his band Chic headlining the final night at Bestival.
More than 50,000 revellers have travelled across to the Isle of Wight for the festival, which has become famous for its fancy dress.
This year has taken on the theme of Desert Island Disco for the event at Robin Hill Country Park.
To accompany the appearance of Rodgers, who has written numerous pop hits including Le Freak and We Are Family, festival curator Rob da Bank has created a giant disco ball which is expected to break the record for being the world's largest when it is confirmed by judges from the Guinness World Records during the weekend.
The current record for the largest disco ball is 9.98 metres and the Bestival ball is expected to be more than 10 metres.
Rodgers is famous for collaborating with many of the music industry's biggest names including Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross and, more recently, Daft Punk.
The four-day event, which has sold out for the 10th year in a row, was kicked off on Thursday night by Beck, who played fans' favourites including Loser and Where It's At.
US hip-hop act OutKast played to a packed main stage on Friday night and Foals headlined last night.
The indie rockers from Oxford ended their set with blue glitter being scattered over the crowd.
A new feature at the festival this year is The Feast Collective food court featuring a range of alternative food such as lamb tangines, hog roast from The Cauldron, a raclette stand and a Ghanaian stall.
A restaurant is also run at Bestival by Bristol-based charity FareShare South West, which redistributes surplus food from the food industry to the homeless.
Their tent, called the Surplus Supper Club, also uses unwanted food to make roast lunches and breakfasts.
Chief executive Jacqui Reeves said: ``We get everything from lobsters to Cape gooseberries. It's gob-smacking what gets thrown away.
``We supplement the surplus we collect from the food industry with ethically-sourced ingredients from local producers so everything is of the highest quality.''
At the end of the festival, the volunteers will collect unused but in-date food from caterers on site and distribute it to homeless charities on the island.
People arrived on the Isle of Wight by various means of transport including hovercraft, ferry and even a speedboat service.
Those looking for a bit of comfort during the weekend have booked into the various "glamping'' options including the largest provider Tangerine Fields, which has set up hundreds of tents including novelty ones designed like playing cards.
For those wanting to escape the party for a while, there is a spa area which includes a hot-tub bus with wood-fired tubs on the roof.
The event also features an inflatable church where couples can undergo mock wedding ceremonies.