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Isle Of Wight 2011 in photos

  • All the going's on during the weekend's festival. Kasabian played the Main Stage on Sunday (June 12). They aired new songs ‘Velociraptor!’ and ‘Switchblade Smiles’ from their new album, which is due in September. “Isle Of Wight, you’re in fucking 3D,” said frontman Tom Meighan.

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  • The band played a 14 song set including classics ‘Cutt Off’, ‘LSF’ and opener ‘Club Foot’.

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  • About 75,000 revellers braved the rain at Seaclose Park in Newport.

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  • The event was celebrating its 10th anniversary since it reincarnated the legendary festivals of the late 1960s.

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  • Liam Gallagher made his debut at the festival with Beady Eye on Sunday (June 12), having never played there with Oasis. One crowd member was overheard saying his Union Jack coat resembled a beach towel, but the singer carried himself rather confidently nonetheless

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  • Two Door Cinema Club played the Main Stage on Sunday (June 12). Singer Alex Trimble said: "I feel like the crowd here is more focused on the music. If there's a festival down the road from you, you can go for fun and get pissed up and not really be interested. You can tell these people are pretty dedicated and are interested in who's playing."

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  • Plan B, aka Ben Drew, hit the Main Stage at the Isle Of Wight on Sunday (June 12), bringing his unit-shifting album 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks' (and natty suit) to the festival.

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  • The rain hit the festival hard this year and was especially relentless on the Sunday (June 12), making getting around the site rather tricky for some punters. Ah that British festival spirit…

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  • Pixie Lott was among the pop contingent at this year's festival, playing a Main Stage set on Sunday (June 12).

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  • With torrential rain pouring over the sit, raincoats were the fashion accessory de jour at this year's Isle Of Wight Festival. Liam Gallagher perked up the crowd during Beady Eye's set, though, telling them that they "still look good, mate".

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  • The first festival was in 1968 and, according to legend, tickets cost just £1.25. Audience numbers swelled to 10,000 who watched Jefferson Airplane and T-Rex play.

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  • Foo Fighters closed up Saturday night (June 11) on the Isle Of Wight Festival Main Stage with a hit-packed set. Frontman Dave Grohl was quick to mention being dragged onstage to dance by Iggy Pop during Iggy And The Stooges' set earlier in the day, and made an excuse for his dancing abilities: "All I knew how to do was the Ozzy Osbourne dance!"

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  • "So needless to say, Seasick Steve is a bad motherfucker," said Grohl, while gesturing to the self-styled hobo bluesman at the side of the stage. "I don't think I've seen him in 20 years."

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  • Pulp made their UK live comeback on Saturday (June 11). They played the hits including 'Disco 2000' and 'Common People' Frontman Jarvis Cocker joked that the band had last played in the UK on "11 June, 1981" – when in fact their last UK gig was in 2002. "But we're better now," he added. "And there are more people here."

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  • Hurts played their first UK festival slot of 2011 on the second day of the Isle Of Wight Festival (June 11). They played on the Main Stage in the mid-afternoon, and their set included Kylie Minogue’s 'Confide In Me'.

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  • Hurts synthman Adam Anderson said: “We’ve got 12 people with us on stage, which is maybe to fill it, otherwise it’d be two of us onstage and massively awkward. It’s a good challenge for us, a pop band at a festival – you’ve got to really try and impress people and win them over.”

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  • Seasick Steve played the Main Stage on Saturday (June 11). He was joined by Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. The bass legend played on Steve's recent album 'You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks', and reprised his role for his Main Stage set in the afternoon.

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  • Iggy Pop dragged Dave Grohl on stage with him during his set with The Stooges on Saturday (June 11). He got annoyed that security guards wouldn't let him drag up crowd members to dance on stage – so he enlisted some VIPs instead, including Grohl.

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  • Wild Beasts played the Big Top Stage on Saturday (June 11). Of playing their new album 'Smother' drummer Chris Tablot said: "It's been going down on the UK tour really well. We started playing the songs live a week before the album came out so most people hadn't heard the tracks before and they were still soaking them up and listening intently."

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  • The Vaccines played the Big Top Stage on Saturday (June 11). The band appeared at the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend event in Carlisle last month, but singer Justin Young said that he didn't consider that bash a festival. "One Big Weekend's not a festival," he declared. "For a start, it's only a day. This is the first festival." It was actually two days, but hey...

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  • Kate Moss had her hen do at the festival. Her theme was 'Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' (and not, confusingly, 'super heroes').

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  • Stornoway played the Main Stage on Saturday (June 11). The band previewed some of their new songs songs for the first time in the UK at the festival. "We've been trying out new stuff which is more collaborative, it used to be Brian [Briggs, singer/guitarist] writing everything previously," multi-instrumentalist Oli Steadman said.

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  • We Are Scientists played the Main Stage on Friday (June 10). “We are currently working on a follow-up to ’Barbara’,” Keith Murray said before the show. “The plan is to record it in the autumn. I will admit that the three of us are very bad at getting work done when we’re in the same room, but I think it’s going to happen later this year. I’m partial towards getting it done."

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  • Kaiser Chiefs played the Main Stage on Friday (June 10). Speaking about their new album frontman Ricky Wilson said: "The songs are amazing, and the bells and whistles on the website are amazing. Part of it was giving ownership back to people in possessing a record."

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  • Sunday night headliners Kasabian empathised with the wet revellers. Frontman Tom Meighan said: "The poor fans have been standing there all day with soaking pants. We can only do what we can do but it will be massive."

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  • Band of Horses played the Main Stage on Friday (June 10) in support of their album 'Infinite Arms'. They recently supported Foo Fighters on tour.

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  • P.I.L's John Lydon stormed off stage during their performance: 'I can't hear a fucking thing, this has to be fixed,' he said.

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  • The Courteeners played the Main Stage on Friday (June 10). With frontman Liam Fray dedicating 'Take Over The World' to Rooney, who plays for Manchester United, the team the singer supports.

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  • Kings Of Leon's Caleb Followill made a strange reference to being an adult movie star during their set. "I've had a lot of jobs before this," he told the crowd "I was a porn star for a while… it didn't work out."

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  • Starlet Eliza Doolittle played the Big Top Stage on Friday (June 10), the singer along with Alexandra Burke, made up the festival's pop contingent.

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  • The festival site. Can you spot your arm?

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  • Friday (June 10) night's headliners Kings Of Leon ended their set with a round of fireworks.

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  • The Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, after organisers decided to re-launch it. Around 75,000 revellers are expected to descend of the festival this weekend.

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  • The weather may have been grey at the IOW but the flags on site added a touch of colour, at least.

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  • Kings Of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs and The Courteeners are amongst those set to play the Isle Of Wight Festival on the Friday (June 10).

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  • Boy George started proceedings, performing hits including his solo Number One 'Everything I Own' and Culture Club's 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me'. The singer later Tweeted: "Wow, Isle Of Wight festival is the schnizzel! Great audience!!"

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  • The first festival was in 1968 and, according to legend, tickets cost just £1.25. Audience numbers swelled to 10,000 who watched Jefferson Airplane and T-Rex play.

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  • 1969's festival saw Dylan playing. Apparently it took promote Ray Foulk six months to get the folk legend to play. What swung it was the fact that the Isle Of Wight was the home of one of his literary heroes; the poet Alfred Tennyson.

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  • 1969's festival also saw performances from The Who and Joe Cocker. Meanwhile Dylan was watched by the likes of Elton John, Rolling Stone Keith Richards and members of Pink Floyd. Bob played tracks including 'All Along The Watchtower' and 'Mr Tambourine Man'.

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  • The last original Isle of Wight Festival took place in 1970 and saw one of the Jimi Hendrix's final live performances before he died. More than half a million music fans attended to watch Hendrix and the likes of The Who, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davies and Joni Mitchell.

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  • The promoters decided to close the festival in 1970 after a huge number of revellers attempted to gatecrash the site. The fence was torn down and Ron Foulk, the promoter, said: "This is the last festival, it began as a beautiful dream but it has got out of control and it is a monster."

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  • Following the 1970 debacle, Parliament passed the "Isle of Wight Act" preventing gatherings of more than 5,000 people on the island. The festival relaunched in 2002.

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