THEMED festival pioneers Bestival have put together a new coffee table book showcasing The Art of Dressing Up.
The Isle of Wight festival is well-known for its unusual themes – from pirates to outer space, wildlife to fantasy and cowboys & indians – as well as the lengths that both festival goers and performers themselves go to in dressing up to get down.
To celebrate this the organisers have put together a 364 page book.
Rob da Bank said: “From the medieval fool to morris dancers and pantomime – the Great British people love any excuse to don some crazy outfits and let their hair down.
“Maybe we’re shy, retiring creatures in our everyday guise and we need to become someone else to truly kick our heels up?”
The Art of Dressing Up will be launched with an exhibition at Selfridges and will be available as a limited edition of 5,000 copies through http://www.bestival.net, Selfridges and selected Urban Outfitters from September 16, at £15.99.
Here are a selection of pictures from the book…