The 50th edition of the Isle of Wight Festival drew to a rousing close last night.

Throughout the four-day event, thousands upon thousands of music lovers, families, friends and artists descended upon the site to take in some of the biggest bands in the world.

To celebrate the landmark anniversary, people wore an assortment of gold clothing, glitter or face paint as the entire festival joined in unison to commemorate one of the country’s favourite festivals.

Rockers showed their love for Kasabian and Liam Gallagher, electro fans cheered on Blossoms, The Killers and Depeche Mode, and the ravers danced to Slamboree Soundsystem and the enigmatic Madame Electrifie.

Highlights included sets from Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Hacienda Classical.

From lending his hand to writing ‘Let’s Dance’ with David Bowie and Daft Punk and Pharell Williams’ ‘Get Lucky’ to tracks like ‘Le Freak’ and ‘Good Times’ he created with CHIC, the set was crammed full of so many hits that those watching found it impossible to not get a boogie on.

The event was a sell-out and during the weekend, promoter John Giddings said: “The Isle of Wight is an iconic brand, -it was the Woodstock of Europe.

“The whole thing is upgraded. We now spend £1 million on security and police purely to keep people safe.

“After all this time people still want to come, if you book the right bands, create the right event, it’s phenomenal, makes me feel proud.

“When you see 50,000 people in a field going wild to Liam Gallagher it sends a shiver up your spine.”