The Black Keys Isle Of Wight Festival
US rockers The Black Keys were special guests on the first day of the Isle Of Wight festival 2015YouTube screenshot

Despite the torrential rain and grey clouds, the Isle Of Wight festival 2015 was full of spirit thanks to epic sets from rockers The Black Keys and You Me At Six.

Kicking off at Seaclose Park in the busy town of Newport on 12 June, the festival was abuzz with anticipation for the likes of US rock veterans Counting Crows, funk hitmakers Groove Armada, and Irish collective Kodaline to grace the stage.

After an afternoon of eclectic sets on both the main and Big Top stages, hitmakers You Me At Six brought the energy needed to rouse the crowd, with lead singer Josh Franceschi proving to be a worthy frontman, making sure the uncomfortable wait in the rain was worth it.

Fan-favourite tracks, including Stay With Me, No One Does It Better and Lived A Lie, received a warm welcome from the audience.

With the weather becoming increasingly unbearable, attention was waning by the main stage but The Black Keys, who were arguably the most anticipated performers of the day, reignited the excitement with a string of their immeasurable hits.

Watch The Black Keys perform Fever:

Only a song as catchy as The Lonely Boy could have miserable, soaking wet festival-goers skipping around in downpours.

Electric guitars and heavy bass were the themes of the day with headliners The Prodigy booming their pulsating electro to leave the party on a high.

Interestingly choosing to perform their biggest hit Firestarter fairly early on in the night, the band excited devoted fans with tracks from their latest album The Day Is My Enemy.

Watch Kodaline perform Ready:

Dynamic duo Keith Flint and Maxim seamlessly took it in turns to hype the audience after a long day, not that it was needed with the crowd happily engaging their efforts.

Offering an alternative to the loud and intense sounds coming from the main stage was The Corrs singer Sharon Corrs, who entertained from the Big Top tent with her string of solo hits.

It was certainly an interesting day one from the Isle of Wight festival with the weather trying patience and spirits but failing to win.

The Prodigy's Maxim said "tomorrow will not be as good as today", but let's hope he is wrong.