In pictures: Island just took over… an Island

Island Records had a big of a different Tuesday at work this week.

The UK record company and its assembled guests took over Osea Island – a small island in the south of England, 1.5 hours from London – for 24 hours on July 21-22.

This location is only accessible at low tide three times a day, so once they were on, there was very little chance of them getting off in a hurry.

Luckily, they had plenty to feast their eyes and ears upon.

Canadian superstar The Weeknd played his only 2015 UK show in the evening – arriving and departing in style, by helicopter.

The Weeknd premiered a brand new song, tentatively titled Mood Music 2, from his eagerly anticipated new album, Beauty Behind the Madness out August 28.

“I haven’t played a venue like this in a very long time and I f**king love it,” Abel Tesfaye said from the stage in a WW2 converted munitions factory called the bomb shelter

Island / Interscope’s Jack Garrett also performed at the event, which doubled as the Island Records summer party.

There was a bit of stardust attending alongside music biz normos, too – including John Newman, emerging French talent Petite Meller, James Morrison and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus 200 lucky competition winners.

In addition, there was a swimming pool, tennis, the annual Island game of rounders, a BBQ and even an all night DJ room in a converted barn called The Shack.

And to think, MBW’s summer party is taking place this afternoon at Hatfield Nando’s.

Look through Island’s pics below, and try not to glow green.

Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
The Weeknd at Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
The Weeknd at Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
The Weeknd at Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
The Weeknd at Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
The Weeknd at Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
The Weeknd at Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
The Weeknd at Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
The Weeknd at Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com
Island Life 2015. Photo by: Carsten Windhorst / FRPAP.com

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