The sell out festival attracted over 50,000 revellers, many of them in fancy dress, to enjoy headliners including Stevie Wonder, New Order and Florence + the Machine.
Also on the eclectic bill were dance duo Justice, indie stars Sigur Ros, The xx, Bat For Lashes and Two Door Cinema Club, rockers Gallows and disco legends Sister Sledge.
Further acts included Stooshe, Jessie Ware, De La Soul, Blawan, Julio Bashmore, Earth, Wind and Fire, Adam Ant, The Horrors, Spiritualized, Kate Nash, Rizzle Kicks, 2manyDJs, Soulwax and Gary Numan.
The fancy dress theme this year was 'wildlife' - sparking hundreds of party-goers dressed as animals or plant life in the summer sun.
A delighted organiser and DJ Rob da Bank declared the event to be the "best yet".
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