With just two weeks to go until music fans from across the globe descend on the Isle of Wight Festival for a fun-fuelled weekend, we thought we’d have a look at some of the exciting acts we’ve got lined up.
This year we have some brilliant artists geared-up to end each evening on a high, starting with a particular favourite of mine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The British rock band have been going for almost a decade now, and since the other half of Oasis, Liam Gallagher, has his turn to headline last year, it seems only fitting to give Noel a shot at the limelight this year.
On Saturday night we’re looking forward to a set by singer/songwriter, George Ezra. George’s success has skyrocketed since he last performed at Isle of Wight Festival in 2017, and so it will be great to see him return as a headliner just two years later. We’re also excited for a set by the 90s’ biggest DJ, Fat Boy Slim, to end the night with a bang.
Seeing the weekend off on Sunday night is one I’m particularly looking forward to, the Scottish rock band, Biffy Clyro.
The Main Stage
Of course, it’s not all about the headliners. This year’s complete line-up is as eclectic as always, with musicians of all genres set to entertain the whole family.
Other top picks for me include Lily Allen and the Courteeners on Friday; Bastille, Sundara Karma, KT Tunstall and Rick Astley on Saturday, and Sigrid, Madness and Jess Glynne on Sunday.
The Big Top
As always, the Big Top stage has a cracking line-up for those not who fancy venturing away from the main arena. In particular, I’m looking forward to catching Wet Wet Wet, Miles Kane, Sam Fender, Mystery Jets and The Coral in action. In keeping with the ‘Summer of 69’ theme, we’ll also be digging out our air-harmonicas for the Bob Dylan tribute act, Simply Dylan.
If none of the above appeals to you, fear not, I’m pleased to see the Hard Rock stage is back with a vengeance this year, as well as the usual favourites, Electro Love, Kashmir Café, the Old Mout Kiwi Camp and the Cirque de la Quirk.
This year I’m heading to the festival with a big group of friends, as well as some family. With different generations and a huge range of music tastes in tow, I’m confident there will be something for all of us – from retro 80s pop stars and chart-topping acts to British rock bands and indie guitarists.
If you still haven’t got your ticket, what are you waiting for?
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