REVELLERS were treated to a sneak preview of this year’s Isle of Wight festival today.

Passengers travelling on Wightlink flagship St Clare were serenaded by rock band Naked Fridays who will open the main stage on Sunday.

The local band won the honour in the Wight Noize Competition hosted in Newport earlier this month.

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Wightlink media relations manager Chris Cowley said: “We are delighted to welcome this talented band on board to help them reach a wider audience,” says Media Relations Manager.

“Customers lucky enough to hear them play on the St Clare this week will be able to boast in years to come that they saw them before they were famous.”

Naked Fridays performed on the 11am and 1pm boats from Portsmouth to Fishbourne.

The band comprises Michael Furniss from Niton (guitar), Reuben Mowle from Freshwater (lead singer and synth), Chris Hannon from Freshwater (bass) and Tom Silk from Cowes (drums).

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Passengers watch Naked Fridays perform on the boat