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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: SATURDAY NIGHT HEADLINER: GEORGE EZRA


George Ezra – real name Barnett – is 25 and since bursting onto the music scene in 2013 has become one of the biggest selling male artists of the decade.

His debut album ‘Wanted on Voyage’ is certified 4x platinum in the UK and was one of the biggest selling albums in both 2014 and 2015. It hit number 1 and spent a whopping 122 weeks in the charts overall. BRIT Award nominations and worldwide tours followed, before he released his sophomore album Staying at Tamara’s, in 2018, which shot to the top of the UK charts, becoming the best- selling artist album of 2018.

George returns to The Isle of Wight Festival on 15th June, having played a set in 2017. Look out for what is sure to be a feel-good, foot tapping/hand clapping show.

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Speaking on headlining the Isle of Wight Festival for the first time, George said:

“It’s been less than 18 months since I was last at The Isle of Wight Festival, but it already seems like a world away. In the time since, my second album Staying at Tamara’s has been released and I’ve taken these songs around the world and back.

“It’s going to be brilliant to return to the beautiful Isle of Wight and play those new songs to an audience that has now heard the record. I’m extremely flattered to have been asked to headline and can’t wait to get up and play. See you soon!”

George performed at this year’s BRIT Awards and after winning a BRIT Award himself George said:

“What an honour it is to have won the British Male Solo Artist award at the BRITs this week. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for sharing the music, it means the world. And thank you BRITs, it’s been an absolute pleasure.”

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It is 50 years after Bob Dylan’s performance at one of the original Isle of Wight Festival’s when he played at Wootton in 1969, how appropriate that George cites Bob as one of his main musical influences.

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