Lewis Capaldi is back and, after more than a year out the spotlight, it was Isle of Wight Festival's Main Stage that gladly hosted his return, on Friday night.

His was the headline slot - heralded by a slightly edited version of the Backstreet Boys's Everybody.

Is he original? Yes!

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The set was his own of course, which he joked would be the old stuff because he had failed to deliver on his promise of new music. 

He later revealed a new album is imminent, saying he hoped it wouldn't flop and would allow him to play a return gig.

In a nod to the man who was also supposed to be playing on Friday night, but cancelled due to Covid-19, Lewis sang a few bars of a couple of Lionel Richie's songs, and delivered a cover of Vanessa Carlton's A Thousand Miles.

He also took time to thank organisers, including Isle of Wight Festival boss John Giddings, for allowing him to play.

Isle of Wight County Press: By Paul BlackleyBy Paul Blackley The Isle of Wight was Lewis's first performance on stage since he was forced to cancel not one but two appearances here - but the crowd had remembered every word. 

Finishing with Someone You Loved, he told the crowd Isle of Wight Festival 2022 was the 'best gig' he had 'ever played' - before walking off stage to the customary fireworks.