The Charlatans, Sunset Sons and more added to Isle of Wight Festival

One of the UK’s most enduring home grown indie rock acts The Charlatans are confirmed to headline the Big Top stage on the Sunday night. The band recently released their 12th studio album ‘Modern Nature’, marking 25 years since their debut was released in 1990, receiving rave reviews in the press with The Guardian describing it as ‘possibly the best album of their career’. With multiple Number One albums and four Top Ten singles, The Charlatans will be closing the festival in style.

Hotly tipped Anglo-Aussie indie-rock quartet Sunset Sons have seen their momentum rapidly growing in 2015 since being named on the BBC’s Sound of 2015 long list, and MTV Brand New’s shortlist. The release of their third EP ‘The Fall Line’ earlier this year saw Sunset Sons riding high in the iTunes chart and have seen the majority of their UK tour dates sold out already. They will be hoping to draw similar crowds over the festival weekend. 

American sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell make up the American rock band Larkin Poe. Known for their strong southern harmonies and heavy guitar riffs, their debut album ‘Kin’ was released in the summer of 2014. Having previously toured as backing musicians for a variety of other acts including Elvis Costello, Larkin Poe are stepping centre stage as they perform at The Isle of Wight Festival in June.

Country duo The Shires only formed in 2013 and they are already the first British country act to reach the Top 10 with their first studio album ‘Brave’. With what the Evening Standard calls their ‘divine harmonies’ they will be touring the UK this April ahead of their Isle of Wight Festival slot in June.

Legendary punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers will be making some noise at the Isle of Wight Festival this year. Fans can expect to hear tracks from their iconic early material as well as songs from their 2014 album ‘No Going Back’, in celebration of their successful two decades in the British music scene as punk pioneers.

Also confirmed to play this year’s Isle of Wight Festival are Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys, The Prodigy, Pharrell Williams, Paolo Nutini, Billy Idol, You Me At Six, Jessie Ware, Jess Glynne, James Bay, First Aid Kit, James and many more – for full line up details go to  

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