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Moss 'at festival for hen party'

The promoter of the Isle of Wight Festival has claimed that supermodel Kate Moss is having her hen party at the event with the theme of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

A total of 75,000 revellers are converging on the island for the 10th anniversary of the festival which reincarnated the legendary events of the late 1960s.

Moss, who is engaged to Jamie Hince, the frontman of The Kills, has been widely rumoured to be holding her hen do at the event.

Festival promoter John Giddings told Absolute Radio, which is broadcasting from the event, that it was meant to be a secret.

Describing the hen do, he said: "The big fat gypsy wedding. Apparently that's the theme. Apparently she's going to be dressed up like that." But he then added: "I might have made it up and you believed it."

The festival's headliners are Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Kasabian and Pulp. Other acts include Liam Gallagher's new band Beady Eye - which he formed after splitting from Oasis - Kaiser Chiefs and Iggy And The Stooges.

About 30,000 turned up on Thursday night and enjoyed performances by ABC and Boy George.

Olivia O'Brien, from Dublin, said: "Last night was great, Boy George sang lots of classics, Bowie and T Rex. It was a great start, I hope the rest of the weekend lives up to it."

The Isle of Wight Festival runs until June 12 at Seaclose Park, Newport.

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