For a third year the The Hard Rock Stage returns to the Isle of Wight Festival at Newport's Seaclose Park from Thursday 9th until Sunday 12th June 2016.
Supporting talented breakthrough artists and curated by Hard Rock and The Isle of Wight Festival, the stage offers a platform to sample new music, along with a few festival favourites. This year's line-up is topped by Starsailor’s James Walsh, and includes Ben Montague, Laurence Fox, Lucy May, The High Kings, Ilona, Turrentine Jones, Little Eye, Ellie Rose, Tom Figgins, Andrea Riso, Apollo Junction, Daughters of Davis, King Eider, Laura Jeanne, Monroe, Our Cousin Paula, Paves, Pronghorn, Scaffolder, Sleeping Gun, Sound of the Sirens, Steph Willis, My Girl The River, The River 68's, The Second Sons, The Severs, The Sex Pissed Dolls, and Tim Arnold.
Marc Carey, Hard Rock European Director of Marketing said, "We can’t wait to be back for our third year at The Isle of Wight Festival 2016. This is the festival that truly kicks off the summer season and we’re thrilled that we continue to be a part it. The Hard Rock Stage promises fresh, new music which is something Hard Rock has always been incredibly passionate about. Our past two years at Isle of Wight Festival have seen an overwhelmingly positive reception and it’s so exciting to be bringing more rising stars to the Hard Rock Stage this summer."
Isle of Wight Festival promoter John Giddings commented, "Hard Rock are our perfect partner - they give new upcoming bands a boost in their early days, give them support across all of their platforms - with a couple of familiar regulars in the mix."
Stereophonics, and Faithless co-headline on Friday, The Who on Saturday night, and the Sunday headliner is Queen with Adam Lambert, while elsewhere there's 40 years of punk with Iggy Pop, Adam Ant, The Damned, Buzzcocks, The Cribs, The Kills, Ocean Colour Scene, Status Quo, Mike & The Mechanics, The Godfathers, plus Sigma, Jess Glynne, Pendulum (DJ set), Everything Everything, Blossoms, Sunset Sons, Feeder, Cast, Reef, Turin Brakes, Alabama 3, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Corrs, Busted, Twin Atlantic, Half Moon Run, Gabrielle Aplin, The High Kings, Reverend And The Makers, The Wonder Stuff, Sixx Am, Lissie, The Family Rain, and Bjorn Tagemose silent film experience Gutterdammerung.
Expect many more names to be announced for the festival's multiple stages.
For the line-up details as available see the Isle of Wight Music Festival line-up page.
Tickets including booking fees are priced at £202.80 with camping, a student ticket is priced at £186.90, and a teen (aged 13-17 years) ticket is priced at £155.20. Children aged 12 and under can attend free of charge, and a campervan ticket was priced at £120 (and have sold out). Tickets without camping will be available at a later date.
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