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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 May 2007, 11:20 GMT 12:20 UK
The Who rock Peel Bay Festival
Pete Townshend
The Who are playing at the festival as part of their European tour
The Who have kicked off the Peel Bay Festival on the Isle of Man.

The band played in a huge marquee called the Valhalla, which is believed to be the largest temporary structure in the UK and can hold 10,000 people.

The event - hailed as the biggest ever Peel Bay Festival - is taking place during the TT and it is hoped race fans will also flock to see the acts.

One concert-goer described the gig as "absolutely awesome". Another said they had a "fantastic time rocking out".

The week-long festival will also see big-name acts like McFly, The Sugababes and Ronan Keating take to the stage.

The legendary rock brand proved very popular with the audience.

One attendee said: "We had an absolute fantastic evening - The Who were absolutely awesome."


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