Bestival has broken the Guinness World record for the largest ever disco ball.
Topping the tape at 10.33 metres, the dazzling disco ball is covered in 2,500 mirrored tiles and filled with 350 cubic metres of air – equivalent to 1,000 beach balls.
The ball was the centrepiece of the festival's four-day Desert Island Disco extravaganza on the Isle of Wight.
It was raised and spun at the start of Chic featuring Nile Rodgers' finale set on Sunday evening.
“We love a challenge at Bestival, so when Nile Rodgers asked us to do something spectacular we knew it had to be beyond amazing. We don’t do things by halves, we get immersive and take them head on, so we’re very proud to have cracked the world record. Our Desert Island Disco has been utterly incredible, and to top it all off with the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Disco Ball is the best feeling ever!" said a Bestival spokesperson.
Official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Adjudicator Mark McKinley said: “I’ve had a professional surveyor measure the disco ball, I have verified the measurement and can reveal it is 10.33 metres in diameter.”
Disco legend Nile Rodgers originally laid down the gauntlet and asked Bestival to create the world record breaking disco beauty to accompany his hit-packed and exclusive Desert Island Disco set.
Talking directly from Bestival’s Desert Island Disco, a scientist from NEWSUBSTANCE Mungo Denison commented: “It’s taken the team three months of blood, sweat and mirror tiles to design and fabricate this gigantic beast; it’s been a fantastic journey.”