Isle of Wight Festival in pictures 4 years ago

Isle of Wight Festival in pictures

Fans flocked to the main stage to pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix, who played his last British gig at the Isle of Wight Festival back in 1970...

Promoter John Giddings was given permission and the blessing of the Jimi Hendrix Estate to have his image made into masks and sold to revellers for £1 each, with all proceeds going to children's charity Well Child. We're told £5,000 has been raised - and counting...

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Bubbly and breezy Alex James mingled in the artist area a few hours before Blur took to the main stage for their brilliant headline slot on Saturday...

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The rest of the band stayed in their private area, where Damon Albarn was on honey and lemon to soothe is sore throat...


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Jack Whitehall held court backstage. The comedian, who is is a big Blur fan, enjoyed the festival with his actress girlfriend Gemma Chan...

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Gyrating crooners Kool & The Gang played in the sunshine on Saturday afternoon, reminding everyone they are can still 'Get Down On It' with the best of them...

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Pharrell Williams was joined on stage for 'Happy' by charity WellChild's Young Hero Award 2015 winner Dylan Bleach, who he met backstage beforehand and got to wear his trademark Westie...

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Foxes performed on Saturday and although it was an in-and-out job, she was hoping for a reunion with Pharrell, who she supported on tour last year...


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The man who made it all happen, festival promoter John Giddings showed his face to the crowd with a few appearances on stage over the weekend...

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James Bay had the ladies all a quiver with his on-stage swagger and loved-up lyrics. Donning his signature hat, the singer connected with the crowd chatting in between songs before a killer performance of hit song 'Scars'...

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Ella Eyre stood in for a poorly Jess Glynne on Saturday. It was meant to be her day off but she was more than happy to be subbed in...

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Tim Booth from James is bound to be feeling it today. The frontman writhed and wiggled around the stage as well as crowd surfing...

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