The Isle of Wight Festival has returned for 2021 after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic and has a host of big names set to perform.

Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol and Duran Duran are just some of the musicians set to perform.

The event got underway yesterday and is set to continue until Sunday at Seaclose Park in Newport.

Last night Scouting for Girls, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Are You Experienced? took to the stage after a Red Arrows display over the island.

With Covid-19 cases still on the rise precautions are in place to try and best guard against any possible spread of the virus.

Festival attendees will need to show proof of a negative lateral flow test 24 hours before arriving at the park, or have had a second dose of the vaccine at least two weeks before arriving.

All photos by Allan Jones.