Bestival Review: Saturday
MTV catches Amy Winehouse, Hot Chip and loads of other great acts at the muddy festival...
Amy Winehouse arrived over 40 minutes late for her Bestival headline slot and left many fans at the event unhappy.
Much of the huge crowd who turned up to see the singer (partly out of morbid curiosity) had left by the time she took to the stage and played a short set.
As always with Wino opinion was split in the crowd- as she finished with Rehab and Valerie- between loving her set and thinking she was a drug-addled mess.
After a heavy summer of touring this is her last show of the year- at least she can get some rest now!
Elsewhere at Bestival- which is still a mudbath after the bad weather continued on Saturday- many other bands and DJs played for the 30,000 dressed up revellers.
80s throwbacks The Human League performed two sets and fitted in hits like Don't You Want Me. Roots Manuva packed out the small Speakeasy Arena which was so full MTV couldn't even get in.
Hot Chip- in rather sweet fancy dress costumes- were better than at Wireless Festival earlier in the summer. On the main stage they switched up their hits including Ready For The Floor and Over and Over. The band then ended with their heartbreaking cover of Nothing Compares 2 U.
The highlight of our day was probably legend Lee Scratch Perry who brought his unique brand of roots-rock-reggae to the Isle Of Wight. His band were tight and funky with basslines to die for.
We also caught DJs including funky house man Joey Negro, DnB master Subfocus and The Nextmen.
A massive crowd also turned out to the Big Top to see 'drill and bass' pioneer Aphex Twin.