THE Isle of Wight Festival's golden jubilee landed some legendary headliners - Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode to name a few - but the weekend's biggest crowd-pleaser had to be Harry Kane.

Even the weather forecast adhered to the golden dress code to celebrate the event's 50th anniversary, which saw sun-kissed festival-goers kitted out in a strange mix of sequins, glitter and England shirts to mark the milestone, while also catching the World Cup games on the big screen.

Friday flung the festival open with a diverse line-up on both the main stage and in the Big Top tent, featuring an electric performance from Circa Waves and a feel-good set of Nile Rodgers and Chic's greatest hits.

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Nile Rodgers and Chic. Photo by Dylan Roberts

The evening culminated in classic Isle of Wight Festival-style with a show-stopping gig from Kasabian, which drew even the younger crowds away from Chase and Status' rival set.

Former England footballer Peter Crouch was spotted moshing to the band's 2009 hit 'Fire', having earlier been photographed kicking a ball around with friends.

The sell-out festival's flawless first day slightly shadowed Saturday's performances, as a slow start to Depeche Mode's eagerly-anticipated headline show soon lost the interest of younger audiences.

Their set was a hit with dedicated fans, but proved an anti-climax after Gallagher's typically-confrontational but momentous performance, which was shamelessly littered with Oasis hits.

His Wonderwall finish was arguably the most animated singalong of the weekend, aside from intermittent chants to The Lightning Seeds' Three Lions, which erupted during the intervals.

Organisers were right to make football such a central part of the weekend, rather than try to compete with it. The BT Sport Field of Dreams attracted thousands for England's game against Panama.

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Crowds celebrate another England goal at Isle of Wight Festival 2018. Photo by David Rutherford

An historic 6-1 win undoubtedly picked the atmosphere back up for a memorable final day.

After the game, the main stage was the place to be on Sunday, as Manic Street Preachers returned to the festival following a 10-year absence, performing with as much energy and passion as they could have done a decade ago.

The Killers were the perfect choice for the festival's final gig, uniting old and young alike for an hour-and-a-half of non-stop hits.

Always the showman, Brandon Flowers sent sparks flying as he threw everything into the closing performance of Mr Brightside which, complimented by an impressive display of fireworks, ensured the weekend ended the way it started - with a bang.