Weather Watch: Isle Of Wight and Radio 1's Hackney Weekend

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Weather Watch: Isle Of Wight and Radio 1's Hackney Weekend

Photographer:Mark Holloway

Chris Eustace - 21 June 2012

Campers heading to the Isle Of Wight Festival 2012 today will be met by cloudy skies, with frequent outbreaks of rain, in danger of becoming heavy at times. Things will be brighter in the afternoon, but the threat of thundery showers will remain as people head into the Big Top for Primal Scream. It’ll be warm, though, with highs of 16C.

The rain will continue into Friday morning , with sunshine and showers throughout the day, though things should be dry for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ headline set. Blustery winds will keep things cooler, with temperatures peaking at 15C.

The strong winds will be a feature for much of Saturday (23 June) too, with temperatures similar to the day before, and the afternoon’s brighter spells will turn to rain by the evening, possibly into Pearl Jam’s performance.

Sunday (24 June) will be warmer, with less wind and temperatures hitting 17C in the latter part of the afternoon. A generally overcast day will once again see sunshine and scattered showers, though these should clear in time for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band to close out the festival.

Meanwhile, the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 in London will also see a mixture of sunshine and showers when Jay-Z tops the bill on Saturday, with rain then likely for most of Sunday, becoming heavy by the evening during Rihanna’s headline set. Temperature-wise, it’s set to be cool across the weekend, with highs of 16-17C.

All forecasts taken from BBC Weather.



The Isle of Wight Festival 2012 takes place from 21 - 24 June at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band are this year's headliners.

Click here to see the full Isle of Wight line-up. 

Click here for Isle of Wight stage times.

Isle of Wight Festival non-camping weekend tickets are still on sale, priced at £161.50 (including booking fee), non-camping child tickets (7-12) are available at £80.

Click here to buy Isle of Wight Festival tickets.

Camping tickets are sold out.

Want more? click here for the VF Isle Of Wight Festival Spotify Playlist.

The Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012 takes place on 23-24 June on the Hackney Marshes, East London, with Jay-Z headlining alongside Rihanna.

Click here for the full Radio One Hackney Weekend line-up.

Tickets were free and available via a registration system. The booking period for BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend has now closed. The final few tickets are up for grabs via competitions on Radio 1 this week.

Click here to listen to the VF Radio 1's Hackney Weekend Spotify Playlist.


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