Photo Gallery: Isle Of Wight Festival 2009

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Photo Gallery: Isle Of Wight Festival 2009

Visitors to this year's Isle Of Wight festival (June 12-14) revelled in glorious sunshine, and enjoyed a line-up that included Neil Young, Stereophonics and The Ting Tings. Friday night in the Big Top tent saw a 'Girls Night Out' themed line-up with Pixie Lott, Beverley Knight and Ladyhawke all playing. Photo: PA Photos

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As well as performing, Tim Burgess of The Charlatans helped arrange this year's festival. The singer was responsible for booking bands to play the Big Top Tent on the Sunday (June 14), which included the likes of The Horrors and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Photo: PA Photos

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Basement Jaxx played the Main Stage on Friday evening (June 12), dipping into their back-catalogue for an hour-long performance. Airing favourites such as 'Romeo' and 'Where's Your Head At?', the DJ duo were backed by a full live group including extra singers, drummers and instrumentalists. Photo: PA Photos

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They might have been the subject of split rumours lately, but The View showed no sign of turmoil during their hit-laden Isle Of Wight set, which drew on tracks from their two albums. On 'Covers', the band were joined by Paolo Nutini, who also sang the track on The View's second album 'Which Bitch?'. Photo: PA Photos

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Despite having little new material to offer, The Ting Tings went down well on Isle Of Wight's Main Stage (June 12), showcasing songs from their 2008 debut album 'We Started Nothing'. Wearing a grey cap and sparkling dress, singer Katie White said little to the crowd during the duo's set, although she jumped around frantically during 'Shut Up And Let Me Go'. Photo: PA Photos

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Neil Young marked his first UK festival show of the summer by closing Isle Of Wight on Sunday night (June 14). Treating the crowd to a stint of full-band songs, Young played tracks including 'Cinnamon Girl' and 'Fuckin' Up' and a ten-minute version of 'Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)'. Young followed a version of 'Down By The River' with his final song, the now customary cover of The Beatles' 'A Day In The Life'. Photo: PA Photos

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The crowd get ready for another Main Stage performance at this year's three-day event. The Isle Of Wight Festival has an impressive musical legacy dating back to 1968, with legendary bands such as The Who, The Doors and Jimi Henrix all having played the event. Photo: PA Photos

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The Horrors played much of new album 'Primary Colours' during their Sunday (June 14) set in the Big Top Tent. 'Who Can Say' and recent single 'Sea Within A Sea' went down a storm with the swelling crowd, and fans were forced to queue outside the tent to get a glimpse of the band. Photo: PA Photos

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It was a good weekend for festivals, with both Download and Isle Of Wight enjoying good weather all weekend. The sun beamed down on the Isle Of Wight as the likes of Calvin Harris, The Rakes and The View all played afternoon sets, much to the delight of sun-bathing punters. Photo: PA Photos

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White Lies drew a massive crowd to watch their Main Stage set. Dressed in black, frontman Harry McVeigh said little during the band's performance, though the audience's ecstatic reaction to single 'Death' prompted a rare grin. Photo: PA Photos

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Saturday night headliners Razorlight opened their set with 'Back To The Start' and  'In The Morning'. Johnny Borrell's gang also aired a number of older songs, with 'Golden Touch' and 2006 UK Number One single 'America' garnering the biggest crowd reactions. Photo: PA Photos

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Maximo Park kicked off their Main Stage set with an amped-up version of 'Grafitti'. During the song's instrumental interlude, Smith gestured to the huge crowd to "have it". Other highlights included 'Our Velocity', 'A Certain Trigger' and 'Let's Get Clinical', before the band ended with 'Apply Some Pressure'. Photo: PA Photos

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Amy Winehouse lookalikes pose for NME's photographer at this years Isle Of Wight Festival. Although the troubled singer wasn't at this year's event, she did appear there two years ago in 2007 on the Main Stage, and also guested onstage with headliners The Rolling Stones the same year. Photo: PA Photos

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London-based three-piece Noisettes played the Big Top tent on the Friday (June 12) of this year's event, just before the likes of Ladyhawke and Bananarama. For live reports on this year's event head to NME.com/festivals. Photo: PA Photos

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The Pigeon Detectives thrilled the Isle Of Wight crowd with beer-flinging anthems such as 'This Is An Emergency' and 'I Found Out'. Frontman Matt Bowman told the audience that the bash marked the official start of his band's summer, saying: "This is our first festival of the summer, and you've really kicked it off with a bang." Photo: PA Photos

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A sell-out crowd enjoys the sunshine at Isle Of Wight festival, which took place over the weekend June 12-14. The festival returned in 2002 after a gap of 32 years. Photo: PA Photos

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Taking to the Main Stage after The Ting Tings on Friday (June 12), Pendulum got festival-goers moving with their mix of rock and drum 'n' bass. The black-clad band had fans in the palm of their hands when they played a version of 'Diesel Power' by Friday's headliners The Prodigy. Photo: PA Photos

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Straight outta Newport, mock-rap group Goldie Lookin Chain were cheesed off that they got a tiny dressing room – when Simple Minds got two, one for them and one for their wardrobe. The group, some dressed in tennis attire, treated the crowd to former singles 'Your Mother's Got A Penis' and 'Guns Don't Kill People, Rappers Do' during their light-hearted set. Photo: PA Photos

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Stereophonics took to the stage directly after Razorlight on Saturday (June 13), playing a greatest hits set that opened with 1998 single 'The Bartender And The Thief'. The Welsh band's set also included their cover of Mike d'Abo's 'Handbags And Gladrags' and new track 'Innocent'. Photo: PA Photos

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Festival goers bask in the summer sun at this year's Isle of Wight Festival. The likes of Neil Young, The Prodigy, Stereophonics and Razorlight all played the event. Photo: PA Photos

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Pixies played their first high-profile UK gig in nearly four years on Sunday at the Isle Of Wight Festival. Opening their Main Stage set with 'U-Mass', the band treated fans to an 80-minute greatest hits set that included 'Debaser', 'Wave Of Mutilation' and 'Gouge Away', as well as paying homage to headlinder Neil Young with a cover of 'Winterlong'. Photo: PA Photos

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Despite their early billing, The Maccabees pulled a sizable crowd into the Big Top tent. Frontman Orlando Weeks was in a chatty mood throughout, at one point telling the crowd: "I didn't expect to see this many people here – thank you so much!" The band's set focused heavily on their recent album 'Wall Of Arms', with 'No Kind Words' and 'Love You Better' going down particularly well. Photo: PA Photos

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Watched by Welsh rugby union star Gavin Henson and Charlotte Church, plus Scottish indie heroes The View, Stereophonics closed their set with an amped-up version of their biggest hit, the chart-topping 'Dakota'. After seeing the crowd sing along word for word, frontman Kelly Jones praised the audience for watching the set, before clasping his hands together and exiting the stage. Photo: PA Photos

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The Prodigy closed day one of the Isle Of Wight Festival (June 12) by playing to a massive Main Stage audience. The Essex rave legends played a number of classics during their set, including UK Number One singles 'Breathe' and 'Firestarter' - though they also showcased new album 'Invaders Must Die', opening with 'World's On Fire'. Photo: PA Photos

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