Paul Weller for The Isle of Wight Festival

plus I Am Kloot, Ke$ha, Steve Harley, Devlin, Little Angels, Lawson, & more

published: Mon 21st Jan 2013

Paul Weller

Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th June 2013
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DN, England MAP
£185
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Thu 30th May 2013

Paul Weller tops the latest acts confirmed for this summer's Isle of Wight Festival, happening from Thursday 13th until Sunday 16th June 2013.

Paul Weller
Paul Weller will be taking to the Main Stage on Friday 14th June before headliners. The one time frontman of The Jam and The Style Council, who is enjoying a critically acclaimed solo career, says of making a special guest appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival, "It's been a while since I've played the Isle of Wight Festival and I'm excited to be playing it this year, it’s a great way to kick off the summer."

John Giddings, the Festival's promoter, added, "If you like music, you like Paul Weller – he is one of the greatest singer songwriters this country has produced and we are proud to bring him to our small island off the south coast – we have plenty of pebbles on a beach for him!"

Also confirmed today are I Am Kloot, Ke$ha, Kodaline, Devlin, Little Angels, Willy Mason, Lawson, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Ian Hunter, and Gypsy Queens.

John Gidding spoke to eFestivals in an exclusive interview and said of the line-up, "I think it's brilliant, I'm really pleased. We've got something Eighties, Nineties, and Noughties. Music from the past, present, and future, and really amazed we've got it together this early. We've had a fantastic reaction from one and all."

"I'm very pleased with all our groups. I think we are a great festival of music. I think our audience loves good music, and show their appreciation of it. They're a great audience, and I need to look after that audience, and make sure they have a decent campsite and decent surroundings, and it's not overcrowded."

Giddings added, "We've got a great new Dance Tent which we're announcing on 1st February. We've had a smaller dance tent before, but we're going to make it a bigger dance tent this year, and feature it more heavily."

To read his interview in full, (here).

The festival will offer top rock and indie names, legendary acts, and rising stars, on three main stages in a relaxed festival atmosphere.

The Stone Roses headline Friday, The Killers headline Saturday, and Bon Jovi close Sunday.
Other acts announced include Jake Bugg, Emeli Sande, Palma Violets, Ben Howard, Laura Mvula, Newton Faulkner, Lianne La Havas, Willy Moon, Young Guns, Kids in Glass Houses, Tracer, Stackridge, The Blockheads, Hugh Cornwell, Levellers, Steve Forbert, The Script, Bloc Party, Paloma Faith, The Maccabees, Ellie Goulding, Happy Mondays, Blondie, and more.
For the line-up details as available please click here.

An adult ticket with camping is priced at £185, with NUS weekend tickets with camping priced at £175, and a child (7 to 12 years) weekend ticket with camping is priced at £92.50. A day ticket is priced at £75. All children 6 years old and under on 13th June 2013 can go free of charge but must still be included in the booking in order to receive a wristband. A Campervan ticket is priced at £100, and car parking is priced from £10.

To buy tickets, click here.

For those travelling to the island, there are various ferry options available, see Red Funnel or Wight Link for details.

Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th June 2013
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DN, England MAP
£185
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Thu 30th May 2013


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