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PHOTOS: The Prodigy Captivate As They Headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2024 Friday

Legendary electronic band The Prodigy closed the Main Stage last night (Friday) with an electrifying set, which saw them play iconic tunes such as Breathe, Out Of Space and Firestarter.

During their performance a special laser projection of bandmate Keith Flint was beamed across the crowd.

Friday saw the opening of the Main Stage and the first full day of music.

Kickstarting the proceedings were Beatles tribute band The Bootleg Beatles, followed by indie upstarts The K’s and classic rock ’n’ rollers The Darkness.

As the sun began to set, Australian rock band Crowded House performed much loved tracks such as Don’t Dream It’s Over and Weather With You.

Mike Skinner brought his revered musical project The Streets to the Island and not only performed anthems like Dry Your Eyes and Fit But You Know It, but also delighted the festival crowd by venturing into the pit, much to the delight of Isle of Wight festivalgoers.

Over on the Big Top stage, Johnny Marr played iconic tunes from The Smiths as well as his own diverse solo tracks.

Legendary band, The Pretenders then closed The Big Top with an exhilarating set including songs such as ‘Let The Sun Come In’, ‘Up The Neck’ and ‘Kid’ .

Those lucky enough to be in the tent were also treated to a special performance of Back on the Chain Gang and Don’t Get Me Wrong featuring Johnny Marr on guitar.

Those dressed in costume for this year's theme of ‘Summer Solstice’ will flock to Strawberry Fields at 3pm today (Saturday 22 June) for the crowning of the festival’s best dressed.

A display of flower crowns, fairy wings and midsummer folklore inspired outfits will be hosted and judged by Miss Molly McQueen from Cirque de la Quirk.

Over the rest of the weekend, fans will enjoy a whole host of incredible acts across 13 stages and headline performances from Pet Shop Boys, Green Day, Suede and Jo Whiley’s 90s Anthems and more.

Across 4 days of music and entertainment, the festival site becomes home to over 55,000 people for a weekend that promises to once again deliver unforgettable moments and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Follow festival news over the weekend on Twitter @IsleOfWightFest and on Instagram @isleofwightfest

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