If you've been before then you'll already know that Bestival isn't just about the music, and today organisers have released details of some of the other things going on this year. Rob Da Bank (one of the festivals curators) explains:

"We're all very proud of the musical line-up each year at Bestival with so many great vintage and festival-rocking acts combined with the who’s who of new blood… But this is the announcement I’m probably most excited about - the alternative land of Bestival. Stages, tents, hidden nooks and crannies, jam-packed with polka, cabaret, striptease, cream teas, gay bingo, birthday parties, spoken word, freaks, circus, a live band playing inside a jukebox, illuminated night time ping pong, an arts salon and drag queen foodie demos…obviously! This is what Bestival is all about, the creativity and madness of all who come, let loose on a multi-stage technicolour freak out. Jump in!"

One feature returning from last year is the popular Swamp Shack, promising more bluegrass and folk as well as late night performances by up and coming acts such as Jess Mills, Clean Bandit, The Correspondents and Kill It Kid. Also, if you happen to be celebrating your birthday while at the festival this year we suggest you check out the Daily Birthday Party where you and your mates can play pass the parcel and other traditional birthday games.

For more details on the weekend held in Robin Hill County Park, Isle of Wight, over the weekend 6th to 9th September head to the official site here.