Is The Isle Of Wight Really "The Coachella Of The British Isles"

by guestofaguest · June 15, 2010

    Peaches Geldof, Kate Moss, Sadie Frost, and Alexa Chung were among those to park themselves in the grass with a beer in hand at The Isle Of Wight Music Festival. Paul McCartney, Juliette Lewis, and Pink all performed.


    So does the Isle of Wight deserve its epithet of "Coachella Of The British Isles"? (An epithet we just made up, by the way...) Let's see...

    Star Power:

    Isle of Wight

    Alexa Chung, Kate Moss, Peaches Geldof, Sadie Frost, Kelly Osbourne


    Alexa Chung, Lindsay Lohan, Danny Devito, Kristen Stewart, Beyonce, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry, Melanie Griffith, Kelly Osbourne

    Conclusion: Some familiar faces

    Headlining Acts

    Isle of Wight: Jay-Z, The Strokes, Blondie, Paul McCartney, Pink

    Coachella: Jay-Z, Arcade Fire, Imogen Heap, LCD Soundsystem, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix

    Conclusion: Jay-Z the outlier to the Indie-Hipster sounds that make up both (although Kanye made an appearance with Jay-Z at Isle Of Wight)


    Isle of Wight: British Island, seashore, breeze, decorum.

    Coachella: Indio, desert, lots of fast food joints, wildness

    Peaches Geldof                             Lauren Barber, Gary Kemp

    Paul McCartney

    Sadie Frost                                      Coco Summer

    Juliette Lewis

    Pink                                                Debbie Harry

    Josh Weller, Paloma Faith                   Julian Casablancas

    [All photos via Vogue Italia]