Police Reunion
Newport, GBIsle of Wight Festival
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The Police rock the Isle of Wight festival...

80s band The Police rocked the Isle Of Wight last night rounding off a three day musical extravaganza in true style.

Sting and Co. were on top form as they wowed the 50,000 plus crowd with classics such as 'Message in Bottle', 'Walking On The Moon', 'Every Little Thing'.

It was the second time Sting has been to the Isle of Wight festival - the first was in 1969, when he stood among the crowd to watch Bob Dylan play.

But last night it was he who took centre stage, and he was calm, cool and collected as the band played their one-and-only UK festival tour date this year.

Sporting a beard and sipping from a mug, the singer hollered out: 'Are you ready to sing?'

The two encores the crowd demanded of him, guitarist Andy Summers, and drummer Stewart Copeland, proved that they were.

As the bassline of 'Roxanne' and 'Every Breath You Take' boomed out, the atmosphere was nothing less than electric.

(c) The News (Portsmouth)