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Pistols bring anarchy to festival

John Lydon of the Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols singer John Lydon showed his usual swagger

The Sex Pistols turned back the clock to wow a crowd of more than 50,000 at the Isle of Wight Festival.

The veteran punk rockers headlined on Saturday night and brought out classic hits including Anarchy in the UK and God Save the Queen.

The Kaiser Chiefs, KT Tunstall and The Sugababes have been some of the other acts who have entertained the audience at Seaclose Park, Newport.

The Police will close the first of this year's major festivals on Sunday.

It is the seventh year since the event was reincarnated in 2002.

Isle of Wight Festival promoter John Giddings said: "It's a coup to get The Police for the festival.

"We're very happy to have the biggest tour of the last two years stopping by the Isle of Wight."

Other acts appearing have included Ian Brown, Iggy and the Stooges, The Enemy, The Zutons and N.E.R.D.

The event won Best Major UK Festival Award at last year's UK Festival Awards.

The promoters aim to recreate the spirit of the famous festivals held on the island at the end of the 1960s, which featured legendary performances by acts such as Jimi Hendrix, the Doors and Bob Dylan.

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