The 2008 Isle of Wight Festival

Photo by David Jones

It seems as though every weekend we end up listening to Virgin Radio over the Internet. Thank you Soundbridge. Virgin is by far our favorite radio station, as the mix they play is incredible. Coincidentally enough, they are covering this year’s Isle of Wight festival. Our trip home last year coincided with the festival, although we did not attend. Starting today at 4 PM, Virgin started a live broadcast with pre-recorded highlights. Today included Kaiser Chiefs & KT Tunstall, tomorrow has the Sex Pistols & Kate Nash and the last night includes Scouting for Girls and The Police among many others.

The festival is supposed to bring 55,000 people to an island of just over 125,000. If you get a chance, tune in. Oh, and for a local perspective, check out my friend Matt’s take on the conservation and impact of that many people to IOW.