The singer was backed by two dancers-cum-backing singers as she performed a sultry set while Seaclose Park was bathed in glorious sunshine.
Playing a show that saw crowd sing-a-longs almost drowning out the Main Stage‘s PA, Winehouse included the likes of ’Back To Black’, Zutons cover ’Valerie’ and ’Rehab’ in her set.
Winehouse then laid down the gauntlet to tonight’s headliner’s Muse in the show-stopping stakes, ending her set as the RAF’s display team The Red Arrows soared high above the festival site.
Speaking before the performance, the singer admitted she was really looking forward to a summer full of festivals.
“I do like playing festivals as everyone just wants to have a good time,” Winehouse told Virgin Radio. “I am going to have a wicked summer, I can’t wait to do all the festivals!”
She added that despite strong rumours she will perform with The Rolling Stones when they headline the festival tomorrow (June 10), nothing has been confirmed yet.
“Oh, I don’t think it’s true, but I hope,” she explained. “That kind of think would be amazing. I am looking forward to seeing them tomorrow. It’s going to be the nuts!”
Amy Winehouse played:
‘He Can Only Hold Her’
‘Back To Black’
‘Love Is A Losing Game’
‘Hey Little Rich Girl’
‘Wake Up Alone’
‘Me And Mr Jones’
‘I’m No Good’
The Isle Of Wight has also witnessed performances today from Donovan, who included ’Sunshine Superman’, ’Mellow Yellow’ and ’The Season Of The Witch’ in his set, and Wolfmother among others, while Ash, Kasabian and Muse are still to come.
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