Thousands of people are descending on the Island today (Thursday) for the Isle of Wight Festival.

Tonight, the Big Top will open with acts including Wet, Wet, Wet, Heather Small and James Walsh.

Party-goers travel to the Island from far and wide – including Wales, the Midlands and Cornwall.

Hear from Oliver Dyer reporting on Thursday lunchtime:

Electro Love, Platform One stage and the Kashmir Tent will also be very popular this weekend.

Thursday Big Top (campers only show)

Wet Wet Wet

Heather Small

James Walsh

Simply Dylan

Friday Main Stage

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Courteeners

Lily Allen

James

Gerry Cinnamon

DMA’S

Wild Front

Friday Big Top

Hacienda Classical

Jax Jones

Sigala

Freya Riddings

Dean Lewis

Sea Girls

Bang Bang Romeo

Saturday Main Stage

Fatboy Slim

George Ezra

Bastille

Anne-Marie

Rick Astley

Sundara Karma

KT Tunstall

Andrew Roachford

Electric Enemy

Saturday Big Top

Garbage

Friendly Fires

Miles Kane

Youngun

Picture This

Palaye Royale

Billy Lockett

The Snuts

STITCH

Sunday Main Stage

Biffy Clyro

Richard Ashcroft

Jess Glynne

Madness

Sigrid

Tom Walker

Bjorn Again

Sunday Big Top

Keane

Dermot Kennedy

The Coral

IDLES

Mystery Jets

Ward Thomas

Feet

Fatherson

Isle of Wight Radio has put together a comprehensive travel guide ahead of the event. Read it here.