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Isle of Wight Festival:The Who show how it's done

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 9:24

IN PICTURES
THE WHO played the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, alongside the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors, so it was only fitting they returned last night as part of their 50th anniversary tour.
Their headline set on the Main Stage lwas a reminder, if one were needed, of why they are one of Britain’s greatest rock bands.
Kicking off with a thunderous Who Are You, the set featured early hits Can’t Explain, My Generation and Substitute, swerving through the Quadrophenia and Tommy rock operas and closing with Pinball Wizard and Won’t Get Fooled Again.
They followed Richard Ashcroft, while punk fans were spoilt for choice, with The Damned and The Buzzcocks in the Big Top and Iggy Pop on the Main Stage.
There were performances earlier in the day from The Corrs and Alabama 3, plus Medina College students in the Hipshaker Lounge and the Carisbrooke College Jazz Band.
The audience gathered at the Main Stage during the afternoon for a tribute to David Bowie, which saw Andrea Corr and Gary Kemp cover Starman, in aid of Stand Up to Cancer.
Crowds also descended on the Field of Dreams to watch England draw 1-1 with Russia in their Euro 2016 clash.
Today (Sunday) sees Queen and Adam Lambert headline the Main Stage, following Ocean Colour Scene, Cribs and Mike and the Mechanics, and Feeder, The Wonder Stuff and Reef in the Big Top.

Incredible music at Day 3 of the Isle of Wight Festival

Posted by Isle of Wight County Press on Saturday, 11 June 2016

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