Music fans throng to Isle of Wight Festival

Campers are arriving at the Isle of Wight Festival in their droves to enjoy a weekend of musical fun.

Friday, 10th June 2016, 2:26 pm
Updated Monday, 13th June 2016, 1:38 pm
Festival-goers arrive at the Isle of Wight Festival, in Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. Picture: David Jensen/PA Wire

Thousands are expected to travel to the island this weekend for the annual event’s 18th outing.

Welsh headliners Stereophonics will take to the main stage tonight at 8:50pm, before electronic outfit Faithless appear at 10:40pm.

The Who and Queen, joined by singer Adam Lambert, will play sets on Saturday and Sunday evening.

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Festival-goers arrive at the Isle of Wight Festival, in Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. Picture: David Jensen/PA Wire

Friends Chris Burrows and Chris Hobbs made the journey across the Solent to the Isle of Wight from Portsmouth this morning.

‘I’m really looking forward to Faithless and Stereophonics tonight, it’s going to be wicked’, said Mr Hobbs.

Mr Burrows added: ‘The atmosphere is going to be incredible and we’ve got lovely weather - you couldn’t beat it.’

Francis Pike from the Isle of Wight, at the Isle of Wight Festival Picture: David Jensen/PA Wire
Picture: David Jensen/PA Wire
Festival-goers arrive at the Isle of Wight Festival, in Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. Picture: David Jensen/PA Wire
Francis Pike from the Isle of Wight, at the Isle of Wight Festival Picture: David Jensen/PA Wire
Picture: David Jensen/PA Wire