Isle of Wight Festival announces stage splits

The festival celebrates its 50th year this summer.

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Isle of Wight Festival have announced the stage splits for this year’s outing. The festival will be headlined by Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian, and Liam Gallagher.

Joining them are the likes of The Script, James Bay, Manic Street Preachers, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Van Morrison, Chase & Status and Camila Cabello making her solo UK festival debut.

It’s a huge year for the festival, which celebrates its “Golden Jubilee” by asking attendees to adorn themselves in gold for a weekend of fun and celebration. Festivalgoers can expect to see sparkling divas, shining stars and victorious gladiators come together for the weekend’s 50th anniversary.

The festival continues to celebrate established artists and new talent alike. One of Britain’s best-loved bands, Travis will return to the festival to close the Big Top on Sunday night. With eight Top Ten albums and over 25 years of experience, you’ll hear all the classic like Why Does It Always Rain On Me?, Turn and Sing.

Other acts include British trio The Wombats, breakout star Sigrid, online sensation SG Lewis, and a set from the world’s first time travelling DJ Hot Dub Time Machine. They’re joined by British duo Hurts, synth-driven band LANY, soulful rockers Bang Bang Romeo and Irish duo Hudson Taylor among others.

Country crossover star Sheryl Crow will make an appearance on the Main Stage on the Sunday, with pop superstars Rita Ora and Jessie J appearing on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Fifty years after their legendary appearance at the very first Isle of Wight Festival, iconic cult superstars The Pretty Things are returning to the stage.

Formed by ex-Rolling Stone Dick Taylor, the band are back performing S. F. Sorrow – their fabled 1968 rock opera, which is also celebrating its 50th Anniversary. After 55 years on the road, this will be the band’s final year of touring and the IOW will be the band’s only UK festival show.

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place from 21 – 24 June at Seaclose Park, Newport. The first event in 1968 put the festival on the map as it then grew to become world renowned for iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix in his last ever UK show.

The festival was successfully relaunched in 2002 to become one of the most exciting weekends of the summer, continuing to build on its proud heritage with show-stopping headliners such as Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac

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