Bestival is ten and we’re really pushing the boat out for what promises to be our biggest and best year ever.

To celebrate we’re beating the drum for a whole decade of dancing on the Isle of Wight, by revealing our 2013 theme and inviting you to jump aboard HMS Bestival!

Yes indeed, we’re manning the rails, splicing the main brace and rocking the sailor’s hornpipe – it’s all hands on deck, so best make sure we like the cut of your jib!

HMS Bestival skipper Rob da Bank said: "All the nice girls love a sailor and all the boys love a mermaid. Think deckhands, anchors, beach parties, Moby Dick, tattooed ladies, Titanic, shipwrecks, Hawaii, Treasure Island, rum bars in scuzzy ports, message in a bottle, the crow’s nest, sea legends, monster breakers and tall tales of life on the ocean waves. Nautical but nice! There’s no better time to join the good ship HMS Bestival and our trusty crew of merrimakers than now with Crimbo approaching, so get your Golden Early Bird Tickets and prepare to set sail me hearties!”

Marking our mighty 10th anniversary we’ll be throwing an epic Bestival Classics opening night birthday party on Thursday 5th September. Celebrating 10 years of decadence, our fine hosts Rob da Bank and The Cuban Brothers will take the helm for a night of merry mayhem, featuring some extra special guests who will be spanning a decade of killer lines ups with some truly banging Bestival anthems for all you salty seadogs. Keep an eye on Bestival’s Twitter and Facebook because we’ll be asking all you Bestivalites who you think should be dropping the classics in the next few weeks.

The party starts here, so don’t miss out on our four day spectacular, buy ticket here.

Lots more news is coming your way soon, so check and our Facebook and Twitter for all the latest action. And don’t forget to tag your tweets #hmsbestival.