Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher have been announced as the headliners of Isle of Wight Festival 2018.
The Script, Van Morrison, Blossoms and James Bay will also perform at Seaclose Park in Newport between 21st-24th June next year – 50 years since the first Isle of Wight Festival in 1968.
Depeche Mode, one of the most influential, beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, will be headlining Saturday night. Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records with no less than 17 top 10 UK albums.
The Killers return to the main stage on Sunday night following the release of their latest album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, which continued their unbroken record of Number 1 studio albums. The Las Vegas band will bring to the Isle of Wight Festival a career-spanning headline set picked from an enviable back catalogue that includes ‘Mr Brightside’, ‘Somebody Told Me’, ‘When You Were Young’, ‘Human’ and most recent hits, ‘The Man and Run For Cover’.
Formed in Leicester in 1997, Kasabian have established themselves as Britain’s biggest rock band. As well as their last 4 albums all topping the UK charts the band are no stranger to awards, receiving the NME’s ‘Best Live Band’ gong as well as accolades from the BRITs and Q magazine throughout their career.
Rising to fame as the lead singer of Oasis, and later fronting Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher will be performing on Saturday night. His debut solo album ‘As You Were’ shot straight to Number 1 with over 100,000 sales within the first week – 1 of only 3 albums this year to have sold 6 figures in its week of release.
John Giddings of Isle of Wight 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.”
Having sold-out venues across the globe, Irish exports The Script will return to the Isle of Wight Festival to perform on the Friday of the event.
Tickets are available now from The Price is Wight at www.thepriceiswight.co.uk.
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