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The Big Picture - Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

By NME Blog

Posted on 14 Jun 11

 
 

With Pulp playing their first UK comeback show, Kasabian performing a couple of tunes from 'Velociraptor!' live and Kings Of Leon and Foo Fighters headlining, theIsle Of Wight Festival 2011 was an impressive start to the festival season. If a very damp one.

Two Door Cinema Club, Brother, Hurts and Wild Beasts were among the other names on the bill setting out their summer 2011 stalls. It rained, and rained, and rained and turned into a mud bath, but the fans didn't seem to mind, and that roll of bin bags we took came in handy.

So now we've got the best of our pictures, blown up nice and big for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

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Seasick Steve on the Main Stage. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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Liam Gallagher donned a rather natty jacket for Beady Eye's show. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME





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Iggy Pop got up close and personal with the audience. Later on he pulled Dave Grohl onstage for a dance. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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Hurts soon regretted dressing in their usual black suits when they played on the Saturday which, unlike Sunday, was a scorcher. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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We're pretty sure there would have been a shortage of plastic ponchos on the Isle Of Wight by the end of the wet weekend, these guys got theirs early. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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Caleb pulls his 'RAWK' face during Kings Of Leon's headline set. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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The Courteeners took a break from working on the follow-up to 'Falcon' to play the Main Stage on the Friday. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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Pulp played their UK comeback date at Isle Of Wight, and Jarvis Cocker was on top form. Photo: PA



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We Are Scientists brought the hits to the Main Stage and told NME that they wanted to record their new album by the end of the year. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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These fans made the most of the mud with a bit of a wrestle. Photo: PA



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Foo Fighters played a triumphant headline set on the Saturday which saw the likes of Iggy And The Stooges and Pulp on the bill. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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Kaiser Chiefs brought their old hits plus their new album 'The Future Is Medieval' with them when they played. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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Kasabian closed the weekend, playing two tracks from their new album 'Velociraptor!' for one of their first festival shows of the season. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME



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