WE ALL know the Isle of Wight Festival is the best place to catch top acts including Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro and Fatboy Slim — but the lineup features a wealth of Island talent too.

A rising star in the indie pop scene, the Island's own Lauran Hibberd will open the Big Top on Sunday.

Platform One College of Music band Sub Pacific will open the Main Stage on Friday, after impressing a panel of judges at the Wight Noize industry showcase, held at Strings in Newport last month.

Platform One will, as usual, have its own stage at the festival — in the Electro Ladyland area.

The lineup features a diverse and eclectic mix of music, from acoustic tunes to full-on rock and metal, written and performed by the Island's young stars of the future.

It's one of the best places to catch new and original music.

This year's lineup features Wight Noize finalists Coyote Jungle, Liam Burke, Honeybones and The Optimists, plus Slackrr, Reminders, Arcade Hearts, Deco, Soul Sisters and Popolicious.

Platform One patron and festival boss John Giddings said: "Platform One do an amazing job in nurturing talent and helping their students learn about the music business. We are proud to be able to help them in any way possible."

Another great place to check out Island musicians is the Kashmir Cafe, run by Quay Arts volunteers.

A firm favourite at the festival, it's the place to go for real ale and real music. It has its own beer garden and all profits go to the Newport arts centre.

The lineup features Rusty Shackle, 77:78, Buster Shuffle, Tankus the Henge, Plastic Mermaids, Ska'd for Life, Clippa Sound, Weatherkings, Swan Levitt and Holly Kirby and the Great Outdoors.

Oh, and don't miss the Island ales, Island roasted coffee and cherry beer.

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