Isle Of Wight Festival 2021 in pictures
20 September 2021, 13:01 | Updated: 20 September 2021, 13:29
The historic music festival made a triumphant return on 16-19 September. See for yourselves with the best snaps from the weekend here.
There was plenty of "peace, love, and understanding" at this year's Isle Of Wight, which took place over the weekend, as the historic festival made a triumphant return after a two year absence.
The nostalgic hippie theme commemorated the delayed 50th anniversary of the iconic 1970 edition, and saw 50,000 vibrant festival-goers dressed in their most psychedelic garms.
From 16-19 September, revellers from all over the UK flocked to the south coast island to see stellar sets from headliners Liam Gallagher, Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, and David Guetta, Tom Jones, Sam Fender, Supergrass, Primal Scream, Kaiser Chiefs, Razorlight, and much more.
As per, the lineup was typically stacked with golden greats, modern legends, and the brightest new talent we've come to expect. As well as a few more celebrity faces.
See for yourselves, with the best snaps from the weekend below:
After warming up for a weekend of dancing on the Thursday night at the Big Top, Friday saw the Main Stage artists entertain the masses, with indie starlets LONA, You Me At Six, and Becky Hill (below) all drawing sizeable crowds who were primed for a party.
Manchester legends James were real crowd pleasers, with the Isle Of Wight welcoming its arms once again for hits like 'Sit Down' and ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’.
But it was the legendary Tom Jones that provided the first real 'wow' moment of the weekend, performing a career-spanning set with hits from across his six decade career like 'Sexbomb', 'Kiss', and 'Leave Your Hat On'.
Typically, however, Liam Gallagher stole the show, bringing a bevy of Oasis bangers to the Isle Of Wight like ‘Rock N Roll Star’, ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’, 'Morning Glory', and 'Stand By Me', all of which got a rapturous applause.
Liam himself was clearly buzzing afterwards, stacking it out of a helicopter in true rock 'n' roll fashion after a night on the sauce.
Primal Scream played to a huge crowd in the Big Top after LG's set, bringing the first day of the weekend to a fine end.
Dressing up was the order of the day, with the best costume making one lucky winner a VIP for the remainder of the weekend.
The Georgie phenomenon treated the crowd to his Bruce Springsteen-inspired anthems like 'Hypersonic Missiles', 'Will We Talk?', and 'Seventeen Going Under'.
Snow Patrol then took to the stage, inciting plenty of sing-a-longs to the likes of 'Run', 'Chasing Cars', and 'Chocolate' before David Guetta brought a dazzling dance set to Seaclose Park.
As Kaiser Chiefs started a riot in the Big Top, there was clearly more than enough enthusiasm in the tank for the final day of festival celebration.
Sunday of the festival saw huge sets from the likes of Seasick Steve, Imelda May, James Vincent McMorrow, and newcomers Wet Leg, with Razorlight's original lineup making their headline return to the Big Top.
Supergrass were outstanding during their highlight Sunday set, ripping through their Britpop classics 'Moving', 'Pumping On Your Stereo', and 'Alright' which got the crowd buzzing.
The day belonged to headliners Duran Duran who treated the Isle Of Wight Festival crowd to a headline set brimming with big hits like 'Wildboyz', 'View To A Kill', 'Notorious', and 'The Reflex'.
Fireworks blasted into the sky throughout their performance, until they concluded with pop classic 'Rio', bringing an end to the festival's fevered return.
The Isle Of Wight Festival's triumphant return delivered in every way possible. Same again next year?