The Summer Festival Guide can announce the latest additions to this years Green Man Festival lineup which includes The War On Drugs, The Waterboys and Neko Case.
Philadelphia indie rockers The War On Drugs have made arguably the record of the year with their third album, Lost In The Dream. It’s a tense and epic road trip through classic Americana that echoes the likes of Dylan, Springsteen and Arcade Fire. We can’t wait to see them headline the Far Out stage on Saturday night.
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Celt-rock legends Mike Scott and The Waterboys who headline the Thursday night; Grammy-nominated alt-folk from Neko Case and psychedelic experimentalism from Panda Bear (also from Green Man 2009 headliner’s Animal Collective).
Formed 30 years ago by Mike Scott, The Waterboys became famous for their powerful live performances and majestic albums such as A Pagan Place and This Is The Sea, which included their biggest hit The Whole Of The Moon.
After the recruitment of Irish fiddle maestro Steve Wickham, the band created their million-selling Fisherman's Blues album, on which Scott's original and unusual songwriting was merged with older musics – country, trad, blues and gospel – to electrifying effect. Since then The Waterboys have continued to make genre-busting records and have matured into one of the world's finest live acts.
Chagstock is one of the Westcountrys best-loved festivals. Set in 70 acres of farmland on the edge of Dartmoor, Chagstock is renowned for its stunning location, diverse line-up of artists and non-corporate, family friendly atmosphere. Chagstock showcases the very best music, food and entertainment that the Westcountry and the UK have to offer.
After selling out the entire allocation of early bird tickets in record time, all tickets, camping options and vehicle passes for this years festival are now on sale at www.chagstock.info
The first acts confirmed for 2014 are Saturday headliners, The Waterboys, legendary 2-Tone band, The Selecter; Award winning Canadian bandThe Stanfields, who blend hard rock with traditional atlantic folk; Hotly-tipped English blues-rockers Sam Green & The Midnight Heist; wonderfully chaotic high-energy Balkan folksters Sheelanagig and local Okehampton rockers, Downfall. Chagstocks house band, New Crisis also perform their traditional main stage slot.
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Headlining the Main Stage on Friday 13th June, we’re proud to announce the return of the award winning, anthemic rock trio Biffy Clyro, who we’re excited to say are appearing in an English festival exclusive! We’ll also be joined by another Scottish great who’ll be closing the night, the one and only international superstar, Calvin Harris. Both artists have risen through the ranks with phenomenal shows and chart topping music, so get ready for a very special weekend. Prior to their performances, electronic outfit Rudimental will take to the stage for much anticipated guest set. Not only that, Passenger, The 1975 and The Waterboys will also all be appearing over the weekend.
The Early Bird gets the worm, so bag your tickets for only £170, from 9am on ThursdayDecember 12th with our special offer running through to January 16th. There are also amazing ticket and travel packages available, to be there head to www.isleofwightfestival.com.
Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro said: “We are over the moon to announce that we will headline the Main Stage of the Isle of Wight Festival next year, on Friday June 13th. To follow the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam is an honour.We cannot wait to get back to this iconic Festival, and this beautiful island!”
John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter said: “Friday night is going to kick it out of the park with Biffy & Calvin and special guests Rudimental – I can't wait…. having Passenger and The 1975 already on board we’re set for one of our mostcontemporary years – with the class of The Waterboys complementing the young guns nicely….”
Bringing together two of the biggest acts in the world, with two huge shows, Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris will make Friday night at the Isle of Wight Festival the place to be. Biffy Clyro’s mind-boggling mix of off-kilter tempos, unpredictable guitars and soulful choruses have won over a legion of fans and now they take the top slot with an English festival exclusive. The man with the Midas touch, Calvin Harris has worked with a spectrum of massive names, racking up numerous number 1’s along the way. Mercury nominees and very special guests Rudimental, join the bill on Friday 13th June, playing to the Main Stage crowd for the first time.
Passenger said: “I can't wait to play at the Isle of Wight Festival. I played there on a small stage a few years ago and had an amazing time. It'll be great to get back there!”
Matthew Healy from The 1975 said: "The Isle of Wight Festival has such a rich musical heritage. We can't wait to play there in the summer."
Singer songwriter Michael David Rosenberg, aka Passenger has had the biggest year of his career with his single ‘Let Her Go’, storming the charts worldwide. He will be heading to the Festival for the first time, alongsideManchester’s finest The 1975 and influential group The Waterboys.
It’s all about 2014 and we’re fit to burst with a truckload of new stuff happening across all four corners of Seaclose Park. Expect an incredible mix of fun, surprises and hidden treats ready to be discovered. Plus, it wouldn’t be the same without the return of some old favourites, so watch this space…