Twelve unsigned bands have battled it out for the chance to play at one of the South's biggest music events. Six go through to perfom at the Isle of Wight Festival - but who? Divya Kohli explains.
Isle of Wight Festival boss John Giddings told Fred and Sangeeta tonight that last year's weather disaster at the site will "never happen again".
Mud, mud, glorious mud - well it wasn't so glorious for some of our festival-goers in 2012. We can only hope 2013 brings more sunshine and less rain.
Later in the programme we'll be speaking to John Giddings, organiser of this year's Isle of Wight Festival. First, though, Divya Kohli looks back at the event.
American rockers Bon Jovi are to headline next year's Isle of Wight Festival.
Following yesterday's announcement of Friday headliners The Stone Roses festival organisers revealed the addition of the Grammy Award winning Bon Jovi on Sunday June 16 .
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Already thinking ahead to the summer and the festival season, organisers at the Isle of Wight Festival have announced their first headliner in the last few minutes.
The Stone Roses will headline the Friday night in June. It will be their only festival here in the UK in 2013.
It was only last week that the festival got the green light on its licence at Seaclose Park - after a debate on whether it should be renewed. But, 2013 looks to be a big event for Isle of Wight Festival.The Stone Roses will take to the main stage on Friday 14th June.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday when Reading will announce its first acts.
This is how Manchester's finest, the Stone Roses, have been announced as headliners of the Isle of Wight Festival this year.
The indie rockers reformed in a huge fanfare to play a number of live gigs earlier in 2012, but booking them for the Isle of Wight will be seen as a real coup for organisers.
Tickets for the festival, which itself was marred in controversy last year, after horrendous weather swept through the site and roads were blocked across the island, go on sale on Wednesday.
The Isle of Wight Festival has come to a close, and its organisers say lessons will be learned after bad weather caused chaos for revellers.Read the full story ›