Update: Folding chairs now allowed in at IOW Festival

Misunderstanding forced fans to abandon theirs at gate

Update: Folding chairs now allowed in at IOW Festival

Photographer: Tom OldhamDaniel Fahey on 11 June 2011

Despite the official smartphone app suggesting festival-goers take a 'folding table and chairs' to the sell out event in its 'What To Bring' section, many were made to leave theirs at the festival entrance, reports the BBC.

Update: Fetsival-goers are now allowed to take chairs into the site.

A source, Twitter user ChazumsIOW, tweeted to VF: "Now letting people in with chairs at the #IOWFestival it was a misunderstanding at the gate not a 'ban' now chairs everywhere :) yay! [sic]"

Last night, Kings Of Leon wowed fans with a show-stopping performance, while Kaiser Chiefs failed to be as successful during their first festival set in two years.

Virtual Festivals also caught up with Mike Peter of Big Country to talk about his charity work with cancer.

Check out all the Isle Of Wight Festival photos from day one here.


Isle of Wight Festival 2011 continues today (Saturday) with shows from Foo Fighters and Pulp.

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