Two sisters made a long-awaited return to the Isle of Wight as they joined thousands of music fans crossing the Solent.
Kirsten and Georgina Holt, together with Kirsten’s partner Malcolm Gale, were among many leaving Southsea by hovercraft en route to the Isle of Wight Festival, which takes place in Newport.
Both Kirsten, 45, and Georgina, 39, live in London and they were making a welcome return to the island, which their family left when they were young girls.
‘We’re really looking forward to the festival,’ said Georgina.
More than 50,000 music fans are heading to the Isle of Wight for the first major festival of the summer, being headlined by Blur and Fleetwood Mac.
Other major acts taking to the stage during the four-day Isle of Wight Festival will be Happy singer Pharrell Williams, The Prodigy and The Black Keys.
And The News will be there to keep you up to date with what’s going on.
Those on Twitter can search for #IOWFest, and we will be bringing you reports in tomorrow and Monday’s paper.
See today’s Guide for a Big Interview with arena rockers You Me At Six and a rundown of who’s on when over the rest of the weekend.