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Isle Of White Festival 2009: Day One

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The Isle Of Wight Festival 2009 kicked of last night with a racous headline set from veteran Essex boys the Prodigy. In a set that featured a potent mix of new and old material   with highlights featuring a burning rendition of Voodoo People and the mini aural revolution of Firestarter alongside Invaders Must Die that showcases that Liam Howletts men have no intentions of resting on their laurels just yet.

Earlier in the day Bassment Jaxx lit up the mainstage with their intoxicating cocktail of rhythms, live dance and cabaret, Where’s Your Head At? featuring a stage invasion by two high kicking Gorillas. Despite the predictions of showers the English summer gods decided to be lenient on the likes of Ladyhawke and Pendulum and the evening turned into a balmy summer night.

Pendulum seemed in particularly high spirits as they thanked the fans for giving them two years where the only way has been up. It’s perhaps unfortunate then that their set felt like it went on for hours and one of the highlights was a unique Mexican Cheer, though the crowd duly obliged when invited to, “get crazy”.

The festival attracted a raft of celebrities including the surreal sight of Nikki Grahame and Natalie Cassidy enjoying the Noisettes and posing for the barrage of photo requests. Noisettes put in a storming set and declared that they felt blessed to have been given the chance to get where they are and that, “the quality is creeping back in”, to British music.

Day two sees highly anticipated sets from Razorlight as they adjust to life post Andy Burrows as well as turns from The Maccabees, Mercury Rev, McFly, The View, Stereophonics and Maximo Park.


Written by Jonathan

June 13, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Posted in Live, Reviews

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