What Friday night is for
It's fair to say that Groove Armada stuck out from the Isle of Wight line up being the only dance band on the bill. They were sandwiched in between The Feeling and Snow Patrol, a spot which makes sense as their appeal does stretch to the kind of person who is into those acts.
Backed by a full band, the duo played a selection of their hits in an hour long set that saw a packed crowd in front of the stage dancing throughout.
Former Sugababe member Mutya Buena was rumoured to be joining them, she appears on their new single, but never made it to the festival.
'Superstyling' and 'I See You Baby' were massive and closed the set perfectly, however the chill out classic 'At The River' is always the stand out moment. The track with its haunting sax takes on a new dimension when played live.
Having seen Groove Armada in massive tents as well as now on an outdoor stage, their V Festival headline set last August has the edge. The JJB Arena has the ability to hold the atmosphere in, thereby giving a real electric feel.
At the Isle of Wight they did a good job of warming the crowd up for Snow Patrol, if you catch them in a dance music environment or when they're the main act you'll see why on their day they give Basement Jaxx a run for their money as the best British dance act for playing live.