Thousands of music fans are heading for the Isle of Wight for the start of the Isle of Wight Festival, this year headlined by The Who and Queen.

Other bands taking to the stage at the first major festival of the summer, include Faithless, Stereophonics, Richard Ashcroft, Iggy Pop, Everything Everything and Jess Glynne.

The weather forecast is for the event to stay mostly dry with the chance of light showers on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

The Who, featuring Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, will be returning for the fourth time to the event having first performed in 1969 and 1970.

The Who return to the Isle of Wight for the fourth time Credit: PA

The Who are part of the fabric of The Isle of Wight Festival, and it's great to welcome them back to the island as part of their ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations.

John Giddings, festival organiser
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Original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, who are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bohemian Rhapsody, will perform for their only UK show of the year alongside American vocalist Adam Lambert who has sold 2.5 million albums worldwide after coming runner up of American Idol in 2009.

Away from the main stage, football fans will be able to keep track of the Euro 2016 action with key matches being screened at the BT Sport Field of Dreams stage.

Luxuries available on site include various glamping options including Tangerine Fields which provides pre-erected tents ranging from classic tents to boutique options in the shape of playing cards, giant cubes and Arabian Bedouin tents.

Campers can also make life easier for themselves by hiring a Jolly Green Sherpa to carry their bags from the car park to the campsite.

Also on offer on site are wood-fired saunas and jacuzzis provided by Bathing Under The Sky which brings its hot tub double decker bus to the site.

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