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Saturday At Isle Of Wight Festival - 5 Things To Do

By NME Blog

Posted on 10 Jun 11

 
 

So have you all survived the rain? I hope no one's wellies got washed away. It was pretty torrential yesterday, but it was still a corker. What did you think of Kings Of Leon? Who was your favourite act? Make sure you let us know by commenting below. This photo was obviously taken before the skies opened and made everything a bit more damp...

Isle Of Wight

Right then, what are you going to do today?

1. Watch NME's Godlike Genius Mr Dave Grohl

Foo Fighters are headlining tonight, and if their set at the NME Awards is anything to go by, it's going to be amazing. They're the sort of band everyone has to see at least once in their lifetime, and once you've seen them once you can't wait to see them again. He's also the nicest man in rock, so all in all Dave Grohl's show is one that absolutely shouldn't be missed.



2. Watch Stornoway on the Main Stage and then watch them again at the Boxfresh Life's A Beach area

The masters of new folk will be playing a brilliant set on the Main Stage, including hit 'Zorbing', and then they'll be heading to the pretend beach for something extra special at 8pm. Shh... don't tell anyone we told you.

3. Dress as a sumo wrestler

We're not sure why, but there were an awful lot of people dressed up like this on Friday. Typical festival fancy dress or a new fashion trend - who knows, but apparently everyone who's anyone is dressing like that. Kate Moss is rumoured to be on her hen-do here, we're sure she'll be sporting this costume today:

IOW

4. See Hurts

They're NME.COM editor Luke Lewis' favourite band, basically ever, and they're playing the Main Stage today. Hopefully bringing their dancers with them, they put on a stonking show at the NME Awards along with Foo Fighters.

Hurts

5. Catch the legend that is Tom Jones

You don't need to admit it to anyone, but you obviously want to see him, who wouldn't? After his soulful show at Latitude in 2010, we're expecting a lot from his Big Top set at Isle Of Wight. Watch him and let us know what you think by commenting below.

Tom Jones

Have a good one!

Abby Tayleure
NME.COM festivals editor
Follow me on Twitter @AbbyTayleure


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