Isle Of Wight Festival 2016: Busted give us the feels with set filled with old classics

Published Monday, Jun 13 2016, 09:56 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Busted gave us a serious dose of good ol' nostalgia at the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 when they wheeled out their classic hits during an electrifying set.

Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne took to the stage on Friday, 10 June at Seaclose Park, treating the crowds to an amazing performance filled with chart topping tracks including 'What I Go To School For' and 'Crashed The Wedding'.

Busted at the Isle of Wight Festival 2016
Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne

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ames Bourne and Charlie Simpson of Busted performing on stage at Seaclose Park on June 10, 2016 in Newport, Isle of Wight.

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Their arrival on stage was greeted with massive cheers from the thousands who had gathered to watch their early afternoon slot on a very sunny day one.

Busted at the Isle of Wight Festival 2016
Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne

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"Are you ready to sing?!" the crowd were asked, before the band launched into ballad 'Sleeping With The Lights On'. They also had thousands singing along to the likes of 'Air Hostess', '3AM' and 'You Said No', before bringing the roof down with 'Year 3000'.

Busted at the Isle of Wight Festival 2016
Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne

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(We were a bit sad there was no 'Thunderbirds Are Go'!)

Everyone Reveal talked to in the crowds told us how much they loved the whole set, with many saying it had been a trip down memory lane.

Busted at the Isle of Wight Festival 2016
Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne

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And we weren't alone!










Busted formed back in 2000 and released two albums - Busted and Present For Everyone - before parting ways in 2005. James and Matt went on to join McFly and form supergroup McBusted, but Charlie did not participate in that as he was focusing on other work, including his band Fightstar.

But last year, the trio announced they were back together and we couldn't be happier!

Their Isle of Wight Festival set was just what we remembered from Busted performances of past: energetic, fun, cheeky, electric, with insanely catchy songs and rifts, singing along, dancing and leaving feeling very happy and very carefree.

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