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Isle Of Wight 2012 - 22 Awesome Photos

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 26 Jun 12

 
 

The Isle Of Wight Festival 2012: Three days of biblical rain, mud and occasional sunshine were capped by Bruce Springsteen's storming closing performance. Tom Petty was heroically amazing, Biffy Clyro aired three new songs. Check out our bumper round-up, and vote for the best act of the weekend here. Oh, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to watch backstage interviews with the likes of Elbow, Example, and lots of mud-caked punters.
Photo: PA

Photo: PA




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Tens of thousands of punters battled floods and stranded ferries - but it was all worth it in the end. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers headlined on Friday night (22 June), bringing some 'Full Moon Fever' to the Solent. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Petty's spiritual ancestors Noah and the Whale. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Jake the Peg turned up with his extra leg too. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Heavy traffic meant Lana Del Rey took 14 hours to get there, but her beehive remained intact. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

As the crowd traipsed in, the swamp started to dry up. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Crystal Castles brought Alice's violet head to the Garden Stage on Friday. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

COME ON TIM! Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

The Modson Miles Kane warmed up for The Charlatans on Saturday night. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

There was "Hello, Isle Of Man!" hilarity from Spector. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

A bevy of Evel Knievels invaded on spacehoppers. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Justin Hawkins of The Darkness is rocking 'the D'Artagnan' for 2012. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Andy Willsher

Biffy Clyro came as the Beastie Boys in all-white jumpsuits. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Bright new hopes Zulu Winter played the Big Top on Sunday. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Katy B aired new tracks from her in-the-works second album. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

The Vaccines tested a handful of new material in an ecstatically received show. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Playing second fiddle to The Boss and the E Street Band, Noel Gallagher's Flying Birds played a mix of Noel solo tracks and Oasis favourites. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Jessie J put The Voice behind her to get back to business. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Little Boots got a bit grubby. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

Saturday night headliners Pearl Jam paid tribute to Joe Strummer and covered The Beatles' 'Rain'. How droll. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

As Snow Patrol once said so wisely, 'When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up'. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME




 
 
 
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