Preview – Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival

I’m not a great fan of armchair music festivals – but after the political shenanigans of the past weeks, this has got to be the ‘must see’ Friday night TV event.

It’s live and available in Ultra HD with Sky Q (if that floats your boat) and delivers the very best of this year’s star-studded Isle of Wight Festival line-up to your front room.

On the main stage tonight: acclaimed French DJ David Guetta, Run DMC, Kaiser Chiefs, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Nothing But Thieves and Sex Pissed Dolls.

Also on stage over the course of the weekend, which you can follow on Sky Arts, are Arcade Fire, The Kooks, Bastille, Rod Stewart, The Vamps, Slow Readers Club, Clean Bandit, Razorlight and many more artists who I just don’t want to trouble my fingers writing about.

This promises to be a special weekend for all music lovers who value home comforts over hungover-in-a-field ambiance. So sit back with a bowl of Twiglets and a bottle of Pinot Grigio and enjoy the fun. Presented by Edith Bowman, Maya Jama and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson.

Isle of Wight Festival 2017 – Friday at 8.00pm on Sky Arts & NOW TV.