Simply the best... Bestival 2014

Ahead of Rob and Josie Da Bank’s Desert Island Disco themed bonanza, DIY takes a look at the jam-packed line-up.

It’s the home straight, and the end of festival season is approaching faster than a drunken crew of onesie-clad revellers making a beeline for the main stage headliner. Helping to sound summer’s final trumpet fanfare is the mighty Bestival. Every year Josie and Rob Da Bank shake the Isle of Wight awake with a tonne of music, strange tucked away venues, and a fancy dress theme dreamt up in the mind of somebody with a kaleidoscope for a brain. This year it’s a Desert Island Disco, and what with the ferry ride to aid things, it shouldn’t be too hard to imagine that it’s a summer holiday to an island in the South Pacific rather than just off the coast of Portsmouth. We can’t sort out the Lei garlands or caipirinhas at DIY – but what we can sort is our comprehensive picks from Bestival’s bursting-at-the-seams schedule. For everything else, the full line-up is right here.

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