Hampshire & Isle of Wight

In pictures: Isle of Wight hosts Bestival

Thousands of music lovers have headed to Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight for Bestival.

Here's our selection of some of the sights from the four-day festival, which runs until Sunday.

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Image caption Bestival is one of the last music festivals of the season and is run by Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank
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Image caption Bestival is known for its fancy dress parade and colourful stages
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Image caption Alongside the music, the event features hundreds of performers including circus acts
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Image caption Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox and Diplo are among the DJs performing on the festival's "Spaceport" stage
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Image caption The festival features quirky art installations including powder paint fights
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Image caption Headliners at the event include The Cure, dance act Major Lazer and dancehall stars Sean Paul
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Image caption It is being held at Robin Hill Country Park for the thirteenth consecutive year
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Image caption The Cure took to the stage on Saturday night
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Image caption Recently reunited Oxford shoegazers Ride also performed at the festival
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Image caption The theme of this year's event is "The Future"
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Image caption Craig David called his experience at the event "unreal"
Image caption The Caravanserai arena is created from converted caravans and fairground ride cars
Image caption There are hundreds of musicians, dancers and performers entertaining the crowds
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Image caption Organisers admitted there were some long waiting times because of issues with wristbands
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Image caption Despite reports on social media of thefts, police said crime levels were similar to last year, which saw a reduction in incidents

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