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Isle Of Wight Festival Friday: Day Two Highlights To Look Out For

The Isle of Wight Festival is underway, with the football and likes of Scouting for Girls having taken centre stage last night.

Today sees the opening of the Main Stage, and a fantastic selection of artists all around the arena.

Here are a selection of acts to keep your eyes and ears peeled for.
 

Young Elton (Electro Love, 5pm - 5.45pm)

Returning for 2024 is the popular Young Elton - with a smorgasbord of classic pop hits crammed into a pulsating 45-minute set.

The UK's number one tribute to Sir Elton John, Tom Weston prepares to blow the roof off Electro Love with hits such as Crocodile Rock, I'm Still Standing and Rocket Man to name a few.
 

The Darkness (Main Stage, 6.10pm - 6.55pm)

The rockers will celebrate more than 20 years of being among the most beloved bands in the UK with a return to the Isle of Wight Festival.

Justin and Dan Hawkins, alongside Frankie Poullain and Rufus 'Tiger' Taylor first appeared on the Island in 2003, exploding shortly afterwards thanks to breakout LP Permission to Land.

More than two decades on, their cheeky, spandex-clad anthems continue to probe and capture hearts around the world.


The Streets (Main Stage, 8.45pm - 9.50pm)

One of the UK's most enjoyable live acts, The Streets and Mike Skinner have been transforming mundane into captivating with their words for more than 20 years.

Original Pirate Material and A Grand Don't Come For Free are just two of a collection of phenomenal albums released by the group.

Making their Isle of Wight Festival debut, expect a spectacular and breathless hour of musical mayhem.
 

Coach Party (River Stage, 9.45pm - 10.25pm)

Isle of Wight band fronted by the effervescent Jess Eastwood, Coach Party have been ripping it up across Europe over the past few years.

Having played for an audience of 98,000 in France, they will now entertain the River Stage at the Isle of Wight Festival.

They describe life on the Island as "Going through pretty distinct phases of being a great, and really frustrating, place to live."

 

The Prodigy (Main Stage, 10.30pm - 11.55pm)

Having taken the electro-dance scene by storm in 1990, The Prodigy have remained at the forefront of the genre since.

Seminal hit Firestarter, which topped the UK charts, put them on the mainstream map in 1996, and they repeated the feat with Breathe later in the year. 

Along with The Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy have been credited as pioneers of the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s.

Their continued live shows and mooted release of a new album serve as a tribute to brilliant and beloved frontman Keith Flint, who passed away in 2019.
 

The Pretenders (Big Top, 11.55pm - 12.55am)

The raw power of The Pretenders' current live show has gripped audiences since the band began debuting new music at gigs earlier this year.

The iconic band, fronted by Chrissie Hynde, have remained a focal point of the Alt-Rock and New Wave scenes for almost 50 years.

They will jet off shortly after their Isle of Wight visit to support Foo Fighters on their US tour in July and August.

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