The Isle Of Wight Festival returns to Seaclose Park this weekend (9-12 June), so organiser John Giddings has made us a playlist of his personal picks from this year's bill. Plus listen to the festival live via our friends Absolute Radio throughout the weekend. Stereophonics – C’est La Vie "Fresh from a fantastic new album last year, the consistency of this band continues to amaze me. Their set is going to be an absolute pleasure to watch."
Blossoms – Charlemagne "One of my favourite new up-and-coming acts, they really are flying the banner for a new wave of great guitar bands."
Everything Everything – Distant Past "It excites me that British music can still turn up such talented bands as these guys, and this track is a spot on match for the summer."
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life "An absolute rock legend. Need I say more? Lust For Life is the perfect example of the endless passion Iggy has as a performer."
The Who – Baba O’Reily "This song has so much to offer, every time I hear it, even now, I find something new to love about it. The definition of epic."
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now Queen have so many timeless classics it’s hard to pick just one, but Don’t Stop Me Now stands as a real manifesto for enjoying life to its absolute fullest.
Faithless – We Come 1 "I can already imagine the crowd going wild for this one at the festival – it’s going to be incredible."
Richard Ashcroft – A Song For The Lovers "Delighted to have Richard back releasing new music this year. A genuine British legend and this track will always stand as one of his finest moments."
Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand "A real shining star of current British talent – she’s got a great career ahead of her."
Ocean Colour Scene – The Riverboat Song The opening riff takes me right back to the mid 90s in a flash. A proper anthem to raise a glass or two to...
For the full-line-up and tickets, head to: Isleofwightfestival.com.