Sky Arts will broadcast four hours of Ultra HD content every night from Friday 9 June to subscribers with the Sky Q box. Headline acts include David Guetta, Rod Stewart, Run DMC and Arcade Fire.
Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts and head of entertainment, said: “The Isle of Wight festival truly marks the start of the UK’s festival season, and by capturing all the excitement on and off stage in Ultra HD, Sky Arts and Sky Q are completely changing the viewing experience for music fans watching the festival from the comfort of their own homes forever. 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.”
Coverage is being produced by CC Lab. It will join existing and planned Ultra HD coverage on Sky of the Premier League, Grand Prix motor racing and England Test series against South Africa. Dramas Guerrilla, which is available now, and the forthcoming dramas Riviera, Tin Star, Save Me, Britannia and The Tunnel: Vengeance are all available in Ultra HD.