Have you dried out yet? What a weekend. We got sunburned on Saturday and then almost got swept away in the never-ending rain on Sunday. Legends Pulp, Foo Fighters and the big man Tom Jones played on an Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 bill on Friday to Sunday (June 10-12) that also included the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Kasabian and Kaiser Chiefs.
So how was it for you? Let us know by commenting below and take a look at what the acts had to say about the festival:
Our team were there, interviewing the bands that mattered and getting the lowdowns from behind the scenes. We’ve got interviews with the likes of The Courteeners’ Liam Fray, who explains why he didn’t enjoy writing ‘Falcon’ and how the new album is going, watch it by clicking here. Plus Kaiser Chiefs told us all about the release of ‘The Future Is Medieval’, their new album, click here to watch that one.
We also captured that moments when the bands walked onstage to face their fans. You can watch our video of The Vaccines taking to the Big Top Stage here and see Hurts do the same below:
My favourite set, as it was for a lot of the fans in the video below, was Pulp’s. As Jarvis Cocker pulled some of his famous hip-swinging dance moves, rattled through the hits and, erm, ate a satsuma onstage, I was transfixed by getting to see a hero of mine for the first time live. And screamed like a crazed fan girl throughout most of it.
We’ve got news reports from across the weekend, including all the action from the headline sets by Kings Of Leon (who revealed their ‘porn star past’ during their set), Foo Fighters (who were still recovering after Dave Grohl got pulled onstage to do his ‘Ozzy Osbourne’ dance with Iggy Pop), and Kasabian (who played ‘Velociraptor!’ live). Plus pictures from the sets and the rest of the festival site. Take a look and see if you can spot yourself in the crowd.
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