Were you at the Isle Of Wight festival? Relive the weekend with our photo gallery, or just check out some awesome pictures of cool bands if you missed it. The Maccabees played a hit-packed set on the main stage, beginning with established set-openers ‘Given To The Wild (intro)’ and ‘Child’ before moving into the likes of ‘First Love’, ‘Can You Give It?’ and Ivor Novello-winning single ‘Pelican’.
Watch Orlando and Felix from the Maccabees update us on the follow up to ‘Given To The Wild’ from Isle Of Wight.
The Killers headlined day two of Isle of Wight Festival last night, playing a lengthy set including a number of covers.
As well as the band’s established version of Joy Division classic ‘Shadowplay’, the Las Vegas quartet also broke into The Beatles’ ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’ and ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’, before which singer Brandon Flowers declared, “Girls Aloud stole this from Tiffany, and Tiffany stole it from Tommy James and the Shondells. Now we’re stealing it back.”
The Killers also played a career-spanning set of their own material during the slot.
Opening with ‘Mr Brightside’ to huge cheers, The Killers then kicked off with a selection of newer material before moving into a hit-packed section including ‘Human’, ‘Somebody Told Me’ and ‘For Reasons Unknown’.
They closed with a crowd-pleasing triple header of ‘All These Things I’ve Done’, ‘Jenny Was A Friend of Mine’ and ‘When We Were Young’.
Before The Killers, Bloc Party and The Maccabees also played the main stage of the festival.
Following the announcement that they were to go on hiatus after the summer’s festivals, Bloc Party performed with a drum tech filling in for drummer Matt Tong, who is rumoured to have quit the band last Monday.
Isle of Wight finished with a final headline set from Bon Jovi and performances from Blondie, Paloma Faith and The Script.
Elsewhere on the site, the likes of Ghostpoet, Sub Focus and Devlin also played, whilst earlier on the main stage saw performances from Bastille, Ben Howard and Laura Mvula.
The festival was blessed with sunshine all weekend.
Watch Everything Everything teach us the art of the festival set, speculate on what curating a festival would be like and look forward to their next headline UK tour.
Everything Everything played a selection of material from their latest album.
Isle Of Wight festival was revived in 2002 after being legendary in the 70s.
Jake Bugg revealed that he is halfway through recording his second album while he was at the Isle Of Wight festival.
“I’m halfway through it,” he said. “I just want to make sure I’m happy with it and I want it to try and be better. Whether it will be or not it’s not for me to say. It’s for the people that go out there and get it but, no I’m pretty happy with it so far. I don’t want to put it out there if I’m not happy with it.”
Watch our ‘Walk-On’ with Palma Violets.
They opened the festival with a typically cracking set.
The crowd were loving the stage dive.
Paul Weller played before the Stone Roses on the main stage.
Snappily dressed, as always.
On the Big Top stage, Las Vegas newcomers Imagine Dragons proved one of the biggest hits of the day, packing their tent out for their mid-afternoon slot and finishing with chart smash ‘Radioactive’. I Am Kloot, Kodaline and Young Guns also played the tent in the evening, with Blondie closing proceedings.
The Stone Roses headlined the first day of Isle of Wight festival last night, playing a 90-minute set at the Seaclose Park location.
Fresh from their shows at Finsbury Park last weekend, the reunited Manchester band were on form for the majority of their slot. Entering to their usual walk-on music of The Supremes’ ‘Stoned Love’, the quartet then kicked into a surprisingly shortened version of ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ before continuing with the likes of ‘Ten Storey Love Song’, ‘Shoot You Down’ and ‘Fools Gold’.