The Isle of Wight Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary next year and in celebration, they have announced some thrilling acts for 2018.
The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Kasabian and Depeche Mode will headline next year’s festival while The Script, James Bay, Blossoms and Van Morrison will also be performing on the island.
The event will take place from 21st – 24th June 2018 at Seaclose Park, Newport.
John Giddings, the man who revived the Isle of Wight festival in 2002 says that he is excited about the acts that he has got together to celebrate the festivals anniversary.
“This year’s line-up brings together the best bands of the moment. This is a special year for us so it’s fantastic to celebrate with returning artists and those appearing for the first time”
It’s been five years since The Killers marched onto the main stage, but in 2018 they are back. The band from Las Vegas will be bringing their classic party bangers such as ‘Mr Brightside’ and ‘Somebody Told Me’.
Not only that, but following the release of their latest album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, The Killers will be playing recent hits like ‘The Man’ and ‘Run for Cover’.
You can catch Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher on Saturday 23rd June. The 45 year old Mancunian’s debut solo album ‘As You Were’ had over 100,000 sales in its first week of release and shot straight to number one in the UK charts.
Gallagher said “Looking forward to playing the Might Isle of Wight Festival next June”.
Kasabian also stated that they are “hugely honoured to play at the Isle of Wight Festival.”
The band from Leicester formed in 1997 and rose to fame after establishing themselves as Britain’s biggest rock band. They have received the gong from NME’s ‘Best Live Band’ as well as accolades from the MOBOs, the BRITs and Q magazine throughout their illustrious career.
The three day festival also offers a VIP festival experience, with many ‘glamping’ options to choose from. Examples of these are tipis, which offer a hot breakfast and a cocktail bar, and pods which include power points to keep electrical goods charged.
Tickets are priced £209 for the whole weekend, or at a discounted price of £175 for students.
Tickets are on sale today here – www.isleofwightfestival.com
Isle of Wight Festival 2018 provisional line-up:
Friday: Kasabian / The Script
Saturday: Depeche Mode / Liam Gallagher / James Bay / Blossoms
Sunday: The Killers / Van Morrison