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Which festival essential are you?

Which festival essential are you?

With the Isle Of Wight Festival 2018 live on Sky Arts, discover which indispensable item says the most about your personality

Enjoy one of music’s most exciting, star-studded festivals from the comfort of your sofa…

Isle Of Wight Festival 2018, from Friday 22 June, 7pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 122/206). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Arts

Are you ready to rock? We said, ARE YOU READY TO ROCK? You’d better be, because the Isle Of Wight Festival 2018 is ready for lift-off – and it’s live on Sky Arts on Virgin TV.


This fantastic festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and with the likes of Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode and the Killers all strutting their stuff on stage, it’s sure to be an incredible weekend of music, mayhem and muddy good fun.


Broadcaster Edith Bowman, comedian Joel Dommett and DJ Vick Hope are your hosts across the three days, bringing the action from the fields of Seaclose Park straight to your TV. And don’t worry if you happen to miss out, because you can get up to speed with every guitar solo, epic chorus and crowd surf through Catch Up TV.


Anyone who’s ever been to a music festival knows that it’s all about packing wisely. Forget to bring that all-important item and you could be in serious trouble. But which festival essential says the most about you? Take our quiz to find out whether you’re toilet roll or overpriced bottled water…


Get quizzing, campers…


Want even more festival action?

From compelling documentaries to iconic performances, here are four more picks to watch on Sky Arts…


1. Lost In Vagueness

Sunday 17 June, 9pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 122/206). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Arts

Glastonbury revellers of a certain vintage will remember Lost Vagueness, the festival’s first after-hours party zone. Or maybe they won’t remember – it was a hedonistic kind of place. Filmed over 12 years, this must-watch documentary tells the story of Lost Vagueness and how it went from saving Glasto to an acrimonious end.


2. Isle Of Wight Top 20

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Arts

Take a trip back in time and enjoy some of the Isle Of Wight Festival’s most iconic musical performances from stars such as Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, P!nk and the Sex Pistols. You won’t be disappointed.


3. Come Together: The Rise Of The Festival

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Arts

Ever wondered how music festivals became such a cultural phenomenon? Featuring interviews with Pete Townshend, Noel Gallagher and Bob Geldof, this fascinating documentary makes the link between pioneering events of the 1960s and today’s eye-catching extravaganzas.


4. Download Festival

From Friday 29 June, 9pm, Sky Arts/HD (CH 122/206). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > Sky Arts

Follow the best of the action from Donington Park, as Download Festival returns for another weekend of rock, rock and more rock. Keep an eye out for Guns N’ Roses, Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine and the godfather of heavy metal himself, Ozzy Osbourne.


Isle Of Wight Festival 2018

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