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Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Review


If there's something to take away from this year's Isle of Wight Festival, it's probably sunburn. Unlike the mud bath of two years ago, 2014 will be remembered for serving up one of the hottest weekends I can remember for a festival, along with some crowd-pleasing performances. While not every act managed to capture their moment in the sun, all the major names delivered in spades.

Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Review

But it wasn't just the music that made the weekend for many; a real sense of celebration seemed to erupt across the site. Partly fuelled by anticipation over the World Cup and partly because of the good weather, thousands of smiling faces could be seen everywhere. Sunflowers seemed to be an essential festival accessory and many opted for as few clothes as possible with t-shirts looking like they'd gone out of fashion altogether. I've even had to make a note in my diary that it's international flip-flop day on June 20th, just one of the many things I learnt around Seaclose Park this year.

The highlight of Friday afternoon should have really been local boy Tom Odell on the main stage. But his piano led ballads took some time to win the crowd over despite his number 1 album 'Long Way Down'. By the time he'd finished though, the reaction showed that he'd justified his place on the main stage billing.

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The Waterboys perform live at RDS Arena

Mike Scott and The Waterboys - The Waterboys perform live at RDS Arena - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 15th June 2013

Mike Scott and The Waterboys
Mike Scott and The Waterboys
Mike Scott and The Waterboys
Mike Scott and The Waterboys
Mike Scott and The Waterboys

perform live at The Iveagh Gardens supported by The Unthanks

The Waterboys Friday 20th July 2012 perform live at The Iveagh Gardens supported by The Unthanks

The Bearded Theory Festival - Day 2 - Performances

Atmosphere and The Waterboys Saturday 14th May 2011 The Bearded Theory Festival - Day 2 - Performances Kedelston, Derbyshire

Atmosphere and The Waterboys
Atmosphere and The Waterboys
Atmosphere and The Waterboys
Atmosphere and The Waterboys
Atmosphere and The Waterboys

The Bearded Theory Festival - Day 2 - Performances

Neck and The Waterboys Saturday 14th May 2011 The Bearded Theory Festival - Day 2 - Performances Kedelston, Derbyshire

The Waterboys, Warwick Arts Centre, Live Review


The Waterboys
Warwick Arts Centre
Live Review

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The Waterboys, Book Of Lightning, Album Review


The Waterboys
Book Of Lightning
Album Review

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