Cerys Matthews performs in the Big Top last night. PIcture by Jennifer Burton.
POLICE worked through the night to help as many festival-goers as possible on to the site and look after those who were stranded.
District Chief Inspector Nick Heelan told the County Press that officers from across the Isle of Wight had been involved in the operation.
"Inside the festival, once people arrived, people were having a great time as they always do.
"Outside, anyone who was caught up in traffic, was unhappy, but we did as much as we could," he said.
Inside the festival 100 officers worked to help vehicles on site and police the event, while outside almost all the Island's officers were involved with helping in the operation, as well as dealing with normal policing issues, at some point during the day.
He said the majority of campers had arrived on site and traffic was moving much more freely now.
Several areas of the site were closed because of high winds this afternoon, however he said they hoped the main stage arena, Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane, would be open at 4pm.
A police spokesman said they were working with festival organisers to plan for when traffic started to leave at the end of the festival.