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Sunday At Isle Of Wight Festival - 5 Things To Do

By NME Blog

Posted on 11 Jun 11


What a line-up we've had so far this weekend - Pulp, Foo Fighters, Iggy And The Stooges, er Tom Jones... We've reached the last day of the weekend pretty much in one piece, give or take the occasional belonging/memory/hour's sleep. Plus it was a scorcher yesterday, which dried us all out after Friday, perfect.

Isle Of Wight

So here, for the final time this weekend, are five things you should do today at Isle Of Wight Festival 2011:

1. Watch Plan B and Jeff Beck, because Kasabian told you to

2. Get scared shitless on one of the dodgy looking fairground rides

I spent most of Wild Beasts' set getting distracted by the terrifying looking bungey ride where you're flung in a wire cage into the air - sat next to a friend or a willing stranger - for about 30 seconds before being lowered back to the ground. It has to be done, it's a festival

3. Finally get your chance to see Beady Eye

Their shows sold out before a hell of a lot of fans got the chance to get tickets, so festival gigs are where you can see them live. Whether you're going in the vague hope that Liam will decide to play some Oasis songs (not going to happen), or to see what they sound like playing their own stuff live, you shouldn't miss it.

4. See Two Door Cinema Club

Firm festival favourites last year, the boys are back and promising 'stadium' songs for their next album. Whether any of their new material will be ready for the summer, or even a quick once through at Isle Of Wight, remains to be seen. However, the big hits from the last album will be enough to get the crowds jumping at the Main Stage. A true summer band.


5. Catch the headliners, Kasabian

The final band to play a festival needs to be energetic, with big sing-a-long songs, massive hits and the attitude to boot, cue Kasabian. They're back and with their fourth album 'Velociraptor!' under their musical belts - fans will be hoping to hear the new material live.


Have a great last day at Isle Of Wight 2011!

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

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