The first full day of the festival was plagued by heavy rain
Alexandra Pollard

12:21 13th June 2015

The Prodigy closed the first proper day of Isle Of Wight Festival last night (12 June) with a little help from Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson and a whole lot of rain.

Williamson came onstage part way through the band's one and a half hour set to perform a live rendition of 'Ibiza', which is taken from their recent album The Day Is My Enemy.

The band performed several songs from that album, along with many of their biggest hits - 'Omen', 'Firestarter', 'Voodoo People' and 'Smack My Bitch Up'. Somewhat disappointly though, 'Out Of Space' was omitted from the setlist.

It was a day of omissions in fact - earlier in the day Counting Crows failed to play 'Accidentally In Love', favouring instead some less well-known, less Shrek-associated fare, as well as a cover of Jackson C Frank's 'Blues Run The Game'.

The Black Keys performing at Isle Of Wight Festival 2015

The deluge of rain that kicked off at around 7pm meant that Kerri Watt, despite a valiant effort and a brilliant voice, performed on the Hard Rock stage to around a dozen people - while there was a queue to get into the packed tent in which Madonna tribute act Debbie Nunn was performing.

Elsewhere in the day, The Black Keys did manage to entice a large crowd out from the shelter of the nearest tent / tree, and played a solid, proficient set. You Me At Six, The Struts, and Kodaline also performed.

The Isle Of Wight Festival continues tonight with Pharrell Williams and headliners Blur, before coming to a close tomorrow (14 June) with Fleetwood Mac.

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