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  • Welcome to the Isle of Wight Festival 2014! The Daily Echo team are here once again and will be bringing you all the gossip, news and pictures from a scorcher of a weekend in Seaclose Park.
  • In just over 15 minutes the gates will be opened and the three day extravaganza -the first festival of 2014 - will be officially underway....yay!

9:58pm

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Kings of Leon are on stage headlining the final night of Isle of Wight Festival 2014.

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7:50pm

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Suede are on the main stage now, the final act before Sunday night headliners Kings of Leon.

6:14pm

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Fall Out Boy fly the flag.

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5:59pm

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The crowd loved the Arrows.

5:33pm

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The Red Arrows pass over the big wheel a few minutes ago.

4:36pm

The Red Arrows are coming! 5pm display over the festival.

4:36pm

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Passenger is playing on the main stage.

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Cue lots of arm swaying from the crowd.

3:46pm

A Johnny Depp lookalike has just walked backstage causing some excitement but after being asked if he is really the Pirates of the Carribean star, he denied it.

3:43pm

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 The Strypes meet David James, he's a former England keeper, they're a boy band, it's World Cup time, what can go wrong?

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The Strypes bury their penalties with the aplomb of  German stars at a June tournament.

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Then make a quick getaway, leaving another England keeper with penalty shoot out woe.

2:47pm

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Passenger enjoying a laugh with David James ahead of his set later.

2:39pm

After a quick chat with David James, Passenger is taking him on with a penalty shoot out. James saved it...on that performance maybe he should be back between the sticks for England.

2:29pm

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Passenger has just popped backstage for a quick chat before he takes to the stage later this afternoon.

2:28pm

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It's getting warmer, a chilled out crowd is gathering.

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Even that old bird from the seventies Emu has made an appearance.

2:26pm

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John Giddings has just introduced one of his favourite bands of all time.

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The Move are playing hit after hit from the sixties.

 

1:34pm

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police officers are still near the backstage gate getting egged to raise £100,000 for the Joe Ellis Trust.

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So if you want to egg a copper and not get arrested, it's just £2 towards a good cause and a lot of fun.

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1:09pm

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What better way to start the day than Southampton's very own Delays

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12:39pm

Alternatively Travis are closing the Big Top. A great band but considering the name of one of their biggest hits, maybe we should have expected the clouds...

12:37pm

Kings of Leon are headlining tonight and have a lot to live up to following yesterday's fantastic Red Hot Chili Pepper's gig. 

12:35pm

We are back for the third and final day at the Isle of Wight Festival. Unfortunately so are the clouds. No rain yet, fingers crossed the sun bursts through soon.

1:57am

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The red Hot Chili Peppers brought the curtain down on Saturday's acts.

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9:25pm

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Reaching new heights for a selfie

9:22pm

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The Specials are lighting up the main stage now, the final act before the Chilli's.

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8:37pm

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Here's how the festival looks from the sky as The 1975 play....

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and here's how they're looking at ground level

6:39pm

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Clean Bandit make an appearance backstage.

6:23pm

Daily Echo: Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers passes the time with a spot of table football, or as he may call it - table soccer.

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6:22pm

Seems the tiny Cher Lloyd has been away in the US for longer than planned...two weeks turned in to two years!

6:21pm

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Four years ago he was facing the best for England in the World Cup....

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Today backstage David James was beaten by perfectly placed penalties..

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by members of the band The 1975!

6:21pm

Festival organiser John Giddings enjoyed The Waterboys in a packed VIP bar in the sunshine . They went down a storm....perfect for a Saturday afternoon in the sun!

6:19pm

X-factor star Cher Lloyd has appeared now she's off stage. She's just been overheard asking for a cider and two waters for when she's been interviewed.

6:18pm

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6:14pm

The Isle of Wight has talent!!! Alesha Dixon has just popped in, says she is here to chill out in the sunshine.....she's looking as lovely as ever!

6:13pm

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5:43pm

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Former Eastender, actress Tamzin Outhwaite makes an appearance backstage.

5:42pm

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The Waterboys are knocking out all their hits on the main stage now.

5:16pm

Daily Echo: An international flavour of Isle of Wight Festival clientele - these boys will be buzzing at the football later.

5:12pm

Daily Echo: One of the biggest concers at a festival is phone battery power - but here's a novel solution that keeps you fit at the same time. An exercise bike generator!

5:11pm

Anyone seen Ronan Keating at the bar....he's apparently just hopped off a buggy we are being told!

5:05pm

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He's only rocking white socks with his black shoes and jeans!

5:00pm

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Here's John Newman who has just arrived backstage before his set after The Waterboys. Basking in the sunshine, there's a growing crowd waiting to see him!

4:56pm

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Cher Lloyd making music in the Big Top.

4:53pm

We are seeing some big old buses arriving backstage and wondering who is on them....

3:42pm

Daily Echo: We don't fancy trying our luck on the mechanical bulls, but there are plenty of willing takers for this wild ride.

3:35pm

3:27pm

TV star Joe McFadden is apparently enjoying a drink in the VIP bar, enjoying Jamie Oliver burgers and ribs!

3:17pm

It's The Vamps doing a brief interview and attracting quite a bit if interest.

3:16pm

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3:16pm

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The Vamps backstage after their set in the big top.

3:13pm

This is what happens backstage by the media tent whenever one of the performing artists comes by for a quick picture....it all gets a bit busy as everyone clambers for a quick word!

3:12pm

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3:10pm

Has anyone spotted any celebs yet out in that crowd? Surely Kate Moss must be here somewhere?

3:08pm

After a brief sprinkling of clouds it seems that the lovely sunshine is back and we are in for another hot one.

in the arena the atmosphere is hotting up, but we can't wait to cool down with The Waterboys who take to the stage at 5.10pm.

2:59pm

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A flovour of Mexico comes out with the sun only these guys made the short hop over the water from Hythe.

2:53pm

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Former child actress Taylor Momsen with her band The Pretty Reckless backstage.

2:35pm

No ones messing around today, everyone seems to be at the site ready for another party. There is plenty of pink flesh on show after yesterday's sunshine.

2:18pm

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Some proper good time rock n' roll from Rival Sons on the main stage now.

2:13pm

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The rain has gone and the smell of sun cream is back in the air.

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12:33pm

Uh oh. The rain has started. We are told it will just be odd showers today, so here's hoping the sun reappears as soon as possible.

12:30pm

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12:00pm

Meanwhile here is ex England 'keeper David James facing yesterday's openers Lawson in a penalty shoot out.

Ever the pro, David was disappointed to let two in!

 

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11:57am

The Vamps are excited to be here today.
 

11:56am

Keep checking our blog for more of today's must-see moments and tweet us with the hashtag #IoWFest

11:54am

Meanwhile last night's highlights included a gold ticker tape explosion from Biffy Clyro and fireworks to close Calvin Harris's set. 

11:51am

There is plenty on offer today including John Newman and The Waterboys while those looking for a good old fashioned sing-a-long should check out The Specials.

11:46am

And we are back. Here we go again for another fun-filled day of music and mayhem which will be rounded off by the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers.

11:59pm

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Calvin Harris rounds off the entertainment on a red hot Friday at Isle of Wight Festival  2014.

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9:39pm

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The crowd are loving Biffy Clyro

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Ticker tape was sent into the crowd.

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9:14pm

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Biffy Clyro turning up the heat as the sun goes down.

8:07pm

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7:57pm

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Rudimental really getting the party started on the main stage now.

7:09pm

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The crowd is warming up as the evening draws in.

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6:46pm

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No prizes for guessing the name of this guy, Tom Odell on stage now.

6:12pm

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Chasing bubbles in the sun, it's not just about the music!

6:11pm

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Katy B is headlining the Big Top tonight.

5:43pm

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Starsailor on the main stage.

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5:04pm

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More from Lawson.

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4:45pm

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It's started! Lawson are on stage to open Isle of Wight Festival 2014.

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3:35pm

Fantastic weather, the promise of excellent music, beer on tap (or more than likely, from cans) and a massive crowd - it's no wonder the people in the following pictures look to be enjoying themselves so much.

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3:31pm

Daily Echo: Snoozing already? It's only day one guys.

3:29pm

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3:24pm

Festival goers enjoy themselves in the glorious sunshine at the Isle of Wight Festival 2014.

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3:09pm

2:42pm

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We've just spotted Lawson backstage who are excited about opening this year's festival.

 

2:35pm

Daily Echo: Revellers enjoy the sun as they ready themselves for the festivities which lay ahead.

2:19pm

Daily Echo: No man is left behind, and in some cases, no dog either.

Daily Echo: Why carry your gear to the site when you can use a sack truck? #GeniusIdea

2:13pm

Daily Echo: A large hen party are amongst the crowds at this years festival.

Daily Echo: Pretty in pink - festival goers don their festival hats.

1:56pm

The last few sound checks are being done here and a few plumes of black smoke and amazing orange flames have been fired into the sky...as if it's not hot enough already!!

1:56pm

The last few sound checks are being done here and a few plumes of black smoke and amazing orange flames have been fired into the sky...as if it's not hot enough already!!

1:49pm

We are off for a sneak look at the main arena before everyone else arrives....everything is looking brand spanking new....let's give it ten minutes!!

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