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ADDING to the amazing line-up for 2012, Bestival organisers have this afternoon announced that the ever-popular Back To The Phuture will be returning for the third year running to open Bestival’s four-day escapist escapades.

Very much a Thursday night institution now, Back To The Phuture travels through time joining the musical dots of the past, present and phuture in their own immaculate style.

Organisers are also delighted to announce that Bestival will be teaming up with Exit Festival to take part in the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) Twin Festivals initiative. Deriving from the popular ‘twin towns’ concept, the scheme aims to create a cultural exchange between the UK’s leading independent festivals and their international counterparts and both festivals have plenty of ideas up their sleeves to benefit both artists and festivalgoers from Serbia and the Isle of Wight this summer.

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 Bestival curator, Rob da Bank, said: “I’m so pleased that we’re twinning with Exit – my one visit there has stayed lodged in my festival brain as one of my favourite memories… Playing records in an old fort to the most hedonistic party people this side of …well Bestival! So much energy, good vibes and great acts playing – hopefully something that we share with Exit at Bestival. Long may we be brothers and sisters in sound!”


Not only do twinned festivals share artists and expertise but also audiences, as 10 lucky competition winners will be given the chance to experience the twin festival in action. One lucky winner from each festival will also get the chance to win a trip to the twin festival with travel and accommodation for them and a mate. Announcements will follow on both festival websites in the coming months with more information and how to enter.

You can still purchase tickets for one of the UK’s biggest festivals via TicketlineTicketmasterRed Funnel*, Wightlink*, HMV and Hover Travel* (*including optional hovercraft travel bundles).

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