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4 December 2017, 17:10
Depeche Mode, Van Morrison, Blossoms and more join special 50th anniversary line-up.
The Isle Of Wight Festival have announced their 50th anniversary line-up - and it’s looking amazing.
The four - FOUR! - headliners will be Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher.
Also joining this year’s line-up are The Script, Van Morrison, James Bay and Blossoms at Seaclose Park on the island between 21 and 24 June 2018.
Tickets for the 2018 festival go on sale today (Monday 4 December) at www.isleofwightfestival.com.
Having played the festival in 2007 and headlined in 2011, Kasabian said of the announcement: “We’re hugely honoured to play at the Isle of Wight Festival. It’s kind of a big deal Jimi Hendrix played in the 70’s, 50 years on and we’re playing it! That’s pretty phenomenal, thanks for having us back! We promise Friday night will be the one!”
John Giddings of the festival says: “This year’s line-up brings together the best bands of the moment. This is a special year as it celebrates 50 years since the festival’s first incarnation so it’s fantastic to celebrate with returning artists and those appearing for the first time.”
The very first Isle Of Wight festival took place in August of 1968 and featured Jefferson Airplane and Marc Bolan and T-Rex. The festival returned in 1969 (with Bob Dylan and The Who) and again in 1970 (with Jimi Hendrix’s last UK performance and The Doors), before going on hiatus until its return in 2002. Headliners since then have included Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac.
For full ticket info, plus details of boutique camping experiences, head to www.isleofwightfestival.com