Festival Season rolls on here in the UK this weekend with The Isle Of Wight Festival; the ideal warm-up to Glastonbury boasts a stellar line-up across this weekend, including big-hitter headliners, Biffy Clyro, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings Of Leon. Whether you’re braving the ferry and heading to the festival or watching the highlights from the comfort of your couch, we have an exclusive Isle Of Wight Festival playlist to get you in the mood for the weekend . . .

The Specials “Ghost Town”

British Ska-heroes, The Specials spent three weeks at number one back in 1981 with this classic; it was the last song recorded by the seven original members of the band before they split up.

Fall Out Boy “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race”

This teenage-angst album was the lead single from the band’s this studio album, “Infinity On High” , released in 2007. The band took time out in 2009, but reformed last year and released album, “Save Rock ‘N’ Roll”

Nina Nesbitt “Stay Out”

Edinburgh-born, Nina Nesbitt is one of the big success stories of 2013/14; she has enjoyed enormous success with debut album, “Peroxide” , released in February and this track is already a fan favourite.

The Waterboys “The Whole Of The Moon”

Formed in 1983, The Waterboys had a massive hit with this track in 1985, taken from their album, “This Is The Sea”. 

Deap Vally “Baby I Call Hell”

LA duo, Deap Vally have brought girls and guitars to the forefront of mainstream music again; “Baby I Call Hell” is taken from their debut album, “Sistrionix” and was one of Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Tracks” last year.

Travis “Why Does It Always Rain On Me?”

Formed in 1990, Scottish band Travis have had seven studio albums, but none as successful as “The Man Who” released in 1999. “Why Does It Always Rain On Me?” is taken from that album and is the band’s signature song.

The Pretty Reckless “Make Me Wanna Die”

Fronted by former child actress, Taylor Momsen (she starred opposite Jim Carrey in “The Grinch”), The Pretty Reckless are scheduled to take to the stage at The Isle Of Wight Festival this weekend and will undoubtedly play a mix of material from their 2010 debut album, “Light Me Up” and latest effort, “Going To Hell”, released earlier this year.

The Strypes “Mystery Man”

Formed in 2011 in Cavan, Ireland, The Strypes have become a hit with audiences largely due to their unique take on rhythm and blues; the band released their debut album, “Snapshot” last year.

Alison Moyet “The Ole Devil Called Love”

As one half of Yazoo, Alison Moyet enjoyed commercial success with the duo’s electronic, synth-pop sound. Moyet continued success as a solo artist after the pair parted ways in 1983. Moyet reached number two in the UK Charts with her take on this track in 1985. The singer is due to support Culture Club on their first tour of 25 years at the end of this year.

Kings Of Leon “Molly’s Chambers”

This track was the second single from Kings Of Leon way back in 2003. The band have since gone on to release 6 studio albums, the most recent being “Mechanical Bull” which the band are in the process of touring.

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