The late icon, who passed away in January (16) following an 18-month battle with cancer, performed for the final time in the U.K. at the festival in 2004.

On Saturday (11Jun16), charity Stand Up To Cancer sold masks of the singer's face from his iconic Aladdin Sane album cover to festival-goers for the tribute which took place on the main stage. British comedian Jack Whitehall appeared in the video, which encouraged crowd singalongs of Bowie's hits Heroes, All The Young Dudes and Rebel Rebel.

Festival organiser John Giddings, who was also Bowie's agent for over 30 years, introduced the tribute with a short message. In it, he described him as a "true friend to the festival".

Later on Saturday, Andrea Corr of Irish folk band The Corrs and Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp appeared on stage for a cover of Starman. Gary said after the emotional performance, "It was nerve-wracking. I listened to Starman as a 13-year-old and it was that moment watching it that turned me into a Bowie freak."

Tributes to Bowie are being planned at festivals across the U.K. this summer, with the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival being decorated with a giant metal lightning bolt in homage to his Aladdin Sane album cover.

Elsewhere at the festival, The Who returned to the island's main stage as part of their 50th anniversary tour. The veteran rockers, who played the legendary Isle of Wight Festival alongside the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors back in 1970, wowed the crowd with a hit-filled performance.

Kicking off with Who Are You, the set featured Can’t Explain, My Generation and Substitute, and the Quadrophenia and Tommy rock operas, closing with Pinball Wizard and Won’t Get Fooled Again.

Before their set, the band also held a tasting backstage for their own-brand champagne, called Cuvee Roger Daltrey. Retailing at $152 (£95), it has been produced to celebrate the rockers' 50th anniversary.

The festival finishes on Sunday (12Jun16), with a headline set from Queen and Adam Lambert.