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THE PRODIGY JOIN FESTIVAL LINE-UP

theprodigyThe 90’s electronic dance-rock pioneers The Prodigy have joined the line-up for next year’s Isle of Wight Festival, it has been announced.

Having sold over 25 million records worldwide, the renown 5-piece group are set to entertain at Seaclose Park in 2015 and will take to the stage as the Friday night headliners.

The announcement has been made by Festival organisers this evening (Wednesday) following the big reveal on Monday that Fleetwood Mac are to close the Isle of Wight Festival 2015 as Sunday night headliners – their only worldwide festival appearance next year.

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pharrell williamsJoining The Prodigy and Fleetwood Mac on the 2015 line-up is American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Pharrell Williams. Pharrell has been responsible for some of the past year’s most catchy songs, including Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and ‘Blurred Lines’ featuring Robin Thicke & T.I as well as his worldwide smash single ‘Happy’.

Pharrell Williams said:

I’m really excited to be coming to the UK to play at The Isle of Wight Festival next summer!  Such a cool festival, with an amazing musical history and I’m just really honoured to be part of it.”

blackeysAmerican rock duo The Black Keys have also been revealed as joining the already fantastic line-up and will play on Friday night. The Black Keys released their eighth studio album ‘Turn Blue’ earlier this year, achieving their highest charting album position to date, hitting No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 1 in the US.

Festival organiser John Giddings has said:

“With a brand new album coming out next year it’s great to welcome The Prodigy back to The Isle of Wight Festival – they never fail to deliver and are one of the best live acts around. We’re all big fans of The Black Keys and their live show is phenomenal, I know they’re going to go down well with the crowds. And of course man of the moment Pharrell Williams, this just continues to reaffirm him as one of music’s most exciting and crowd-pleasing artists around.

“With a brand new album coming out next year it’s great to welcome The Prodigy back to The Isle of Wight Festival – they never fail to deliver and are one of the best live acts around. We’re all big fans of The Black Keys and their live show is phenomenal, I know they’re going to go down well with the crowds. And of course man of the moment Pharrell Williams, this just continues to reaffirm him as one of music’s most exciting and crowd-pleasing artists around.”

Tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2015 go on sale on Friday (5th December) at 09:00 at the following prices:

Weekend (including camping) – £195
Weekend (non-camping) – £185
Student (NUS/ISIC card holders) – £180
Teen (13-17) – £145
Child (12 and under) – FREE

Stay connected with Island Echo – the Island’s news source – for all the latest Isle of Wight Festival news throughout the year and of course during the event between 11th-14th June.

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