Isle of Wight Festival
The iconic Isle of Wight Festival takes place on the magical island of you guessed it, the Isle of Wight. This music festival started back in 1968 and has continued to grow and sell out year after year. Its a multi-genre music festival that bring’s some of the biggest music acts from across the world to the stages of Isle of Wight.
2021 Lineup Details
Confirmed today are a quartet of iconic names gracing the Main Stage over the festival weekend, with Liam Gallagher as Friday’s headliner; Saturday headliners Snow Patrol and David Guetta; and Sunday’s headliner Duran Duran, who will close the festival.
Also performing over the festival weekend are Tom Jones and The Script plus All Saints, Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix tribute), Becky Hill, Charlotte Jane, CHINCHILLA, Dylan John Thomas, Ella Henderson, Example, Foor, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Imelda May, James, James Arthur, James Vincent McMorrow, Jasmine Jethwa, Kaiser Chiefs, Lawson, Lightning Seeds, LONA, Lucy Blue, Lyra, Maisie Peters, Maxïmo Park, Megan McKenna, New Rules, Primal Scream, Razorlight, Rebecca Hurn, Roachford, Sam Feldt (live), Sam Fender, Scouting For Girls, Seasick Steve, Shed Seven, Sigma (DJ set), Sophie Ellis-Bextor, STONE, Supergrass, The K’s, The Manor, The Snuts, Wet Leg and You Me At Six.
2018 Lineup Details
The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 is excited to announce Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher, as this year’s headliners. The Script, Van Morrison, Blossoms and James Bay will also perform at the 50th anniversary of the first event in 1968.
John Giddings of Isle of Wight Festival, says: “This year’s line-up brings together the best bands of the moment. This is a special year as it celebrates 50 years since the festival’s first incarnation so it’s fantastic to celebrate with returning artists and those appearing for the first time.”
One of the most influential, beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, electronic music pioneers Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records with seventeen top ten UK albums.
Martin Gore from Depeche Mode “We are looking forward to seeing you at The Isle of Wight Festival in 2018.”
The Killers return to the main stage following the release of their latest album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, which continued their unbroken record of Number 1 studio albums. The Las Vegas band will bring to the Isle of Wight Festival a career-spanning headline set picked from an enviable back catalogue that includes ‘Mr Brightside’, ‘Somebody Told Me’, ‘When You Were Young’, ‘Human’ and most recent hits, ‘The Man and Run For Cover’.
Formed in Leicester in 1997, Kasabian have established themselves as Britain’s biggest rock band. As well as their last four albums all topping the UK charts the band are no stranger to awards, receiving the NME’s ‘Best Live Band’ gong as well as accolades from the BRITs, Q magazine and the MOBOs throughout their career.
Kasabian said “We’re hugely honoured to play at the Isle of Wight Festival. It’s kind of a big deal Jimi Hendrix played in the 70’s, 50 years on and we’re playing it! That’s pretty phenomenal, thanks for having us back! We promise Friday night will be the one!”
Rising to fame as the lead singer of Oasis, and later fronting Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher will be performing on Saturday 23rd June. His debut solo album ‘As You Were’ shot straight to Number 1 with over 100,000 sales within the first week – one of only three albums this year to have sold six figures in its week of release.
Liam Gallagher said: “Looking forward to playing the Mighty Isle of Wight Festival next June.”
Having sold-out venues across the globe, Irish exports The Script will return to the Isle of Wight Festival to perform on Friday 22nd June. Across their almost decade long career the band have released five top ten albums with their first hit ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ spending over a year’s worth of weeks on the chart.
The Script added: “We’re really excited to come back to the Isle of Wight Festival. It’s a few years since we last played there and we can’t wait to see our fans again at this great event.”
In the two years since the release of his chart-topping breakthrough LP, Chaos and the Calm, with its huge hit singles including Hold Back The River and Let It Go, James Bay has continued to wow critics and fans alike in the UK, US and around the world. His first album earned him three GRAMMY nominations and saw him win big at the BRIT Awards, Q Awards and The Ivor Novellos. Bay is currently putting the finishing touches to the follow-up to his million-selling debut, with the new album due for release in 2018.
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