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For the first time, Sky will broadcast the Isle of Wight Festival live in 4K.

4K is a resolution with four times as many pixels as standard high definition, making for much sharper image quality.

The festival will air exclusively on Sky Arts. Coverage starts on Friday 9th June, with four hours of live 4K (aka Ultra HD) entertainment each night. It runs until 11th June.

Sky's coverage will be hosted by Edith Bowman, Maya Jama and Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs. Acts performing include Rod Stewart, Run DMC, Arcade Fire, David Guetta, The Kooks and Razorlight.

"The Isle of Wight Festival truly marks the start of the UK's festival season, and by capturing all the excitement on and off the stage in Ultra HD, Sky Arts and Sky Q are completely changing the viewing experience for music fans watching the festival for the comfort of their own homes forever," said Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts and head of entertainment.

"This will be the first time any major UK music festival has been broadcast in Ultra HD and I am excited for festival fans who will now be able to get even closer to the music they love without having to be at the event."

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