The Isle of Wight Festival has announced the first wave of acts for the 2023 edition of the event, including all four main stage headline acts.
They’ve confirmed that Pulp, George Ezra, The Chemical Brothers and Robbie Williams will headline next summer’s festival. Britpop legends Pulp will play the festival for the first time in 12 years when they headline the festival’s Main Stage on Friday night. George Ezra headlines on Saturday night, with The Chemical Brothers closing the Main Stage on Saturday.
In a UK festival exclusive, Robbie Williams will make his Isle of Wight Festival debut and bring proceedings on the Main Stage to a close on Sunday night. Robbie said, “There is something magic about a British festival…us Brits know how to bring the energy. I am thrilled to be headlining the iconic Isle of Wight Festival, it’s a real honour. I can’t wait”.
Also joining the line-up are rock icons Blondie, British girl group Sugababes will also perform over the festival weekend, for a set that promises numerous chart-topping hits. Returning after a stand-out set in 2021, Sophie Ellis-Bextor will delight the crowd with pop hits & dancefloor fillers, and Tiktok star turned Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder makes his debut.
Pop rock band Scouting For Girls, who always put on a storming live performance, also join the festival bill alongside OneRepublic, James Bay, who last performed at the festival in 2018, and global pop star Niall Horan will also play the Isle of Wight Festival for the first time.
Playing the Big Top on Thursday night are Groove Armada, with a DJ set packed with their much-loved dance hits to kick off the weekend with a bang, and rockers Manic Street Preachers will close the Big Top on Sunday night.
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