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Sky to offer UHD Isle of Wight Festival coverage

Sky is offer Ultra HD coverage of the Isle of Wight festival for the first time, with exclusive coverage from Sky Arts.

Headline acts for this year's festival include David Guetta, Rod Stewart, Run DMC and Arcade Fire, with live coverage beginning on Sky Arts on Friday 9th June. UHD coverage is exclusive to SkyQ subscribers.

Edith Bowman, Maya Jama and Kaiser Chiefs frontman will host four hours of UHD coverage every night. Coverage includes acts from Bastille, The Kooks, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Razorlight and Clean Bandit.

Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts and head of entertainment, said:
“The Isle of Wight festival truly marks the start of the UK’s festival season, and by capturing all the excitement on and off stage in Ultra HD, Sky Arts and Sky Q are completely changing the viewing experience for music fans watching the festival from the comfort of their own homes forever. This will be the first time any major UK music festival has been broadcast in Ultra HD and I am excited for festival fans who will now be able to get even closer to the music they love without having to be at the event.”