Isle of Wight Festival 2014: Festival season is finally here!

What do you fancy? Bathing beneath the sky in a luxurious hot tub, or perhaps you prefer the thought of swaying to the sound of folk-rock whilst sipping on some fine bourbon whisky? From hip-shaking to craft-making, Isle of Wight Festival 2014 has four days of madness waiting for you.

First, let’s speak of the mighty Red Hot Chilli Peppers. This is their only UK performance this year, so having the opportunity to see them live is almost unbelievable. Following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors, need I say more?

Also headlining we have the brilliant: Biffy Clyro and Kings of Leon – both bands are amazing live performers, neither should be missed. Calvin Harris, Katy B and Clean Bandit, will all be continuously supplying us with massive summer tunes, the perfect way to start the summer with a bang.

Yes! All of the above will be there! Even if we cast our eyes away from the headliners, we still have amazing talent lingering in this never-ending line-up of joy – here’s some of the best:

Passenger: The voice and music of angels

Passenger | Let Her Go (Official Video)

Nina Nesbitt: She’s ridiculously cool, and her music is wonderful.

Nina Nesbitt - Stay Out (Official Video)

Tom Odell: The voice that sends chills down my spine.

Tom Odell - Another Love (Official Video)

Duke Dumont and Rudimental: We shall put on our dancing shoes and dance through the night.

Duke Dumont - I Got U ft. Jax Jones (Official Music Video)

The final act I want to talk about is the charming Amber Run. I went to a secret event recently and this is where I discovered them. As a band they have a great connection, and the lead singer has a stunning voice. If you are heading to the festival and haven’t heard of them – make sure you’re in the Big Top on Sunday to check them out. Here’s a video of their song ‘Noah’ that they did for The Mahogany Sessions:

Amber Run - Noah | Mahogany Session

Part of the excitement of festivals is the number of new artists there are to be discovered. I’m looking forward to updating you all with my favourite new music 🙂

Flick Heath