Isle of Wight Festival announces curators

Wayne & Jack Hemingway, Tim Burgess, Aaron Fletcher, plus Leeroy Thornhill, & The Hoosiers

published: Wed 14th May 2014

Tim Burgess

Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th June 2014
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DN, England MAP
£190
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 2nd Jun 2014

Isle of Wight Festival has added Wayne & Jack Hemingway, Tim Burgess, and Aaron Fletcher as curators over the weekend, as well as adding more acts including Leeroy Thornhill, and The Hoosiers to the line-up.

Wayne & Jack Hemingway will present 'Land of 1,000 Dances' in the Isle of Wight Festival Cabaret Tent on Saturday 14th June where festival goers can learn iconic dances from the late 50s onwards with the evening culminating in a fully blown Disco until 2am.

Designer Wayne Hemingway said, "From Keb Darge to Acid Jazz’s Eddie Piller, we have assembled some of the best vinyl DJ’s Britain has ever produced and a team of dance teachers that may even get those of us with two left feet off our backsides . Polish yer dancing shoes and yer best togs. After your dance lessons we might allow you an hour or so to rehydrate then its boogie time ‘til the wee hours to the best dance music from the late 50’s R&B through northern soul, funk, disco, boogie and onto some house."

Tim Burgess will be back with 'Tim Peaks' to curate the Friday & Saturday line up in Hey Joe Rock Bar & Shisha Lounge with guests, coffee, cakes and pies and DJ sets from Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Howling Rhythm DJs, BOB playing their first gig in nearly two decades and topping off the each night will be special DJ set from Tim Burgess & Mark Collins, plus book readings and new bands.

Founder and front man of local band The Bees, Aaron Fletcher will present 'The Bees Inspired' in The Bohemian Woods on Friday 13th June, a showcase featuring Fellowship of Groove, OrganRecords, Plastic Mermaids, and Heavenly Jukebox.

Also just added to the line up is Leeroy Thornhill of The Prodigy who will be taking to the decks on Thursday in the Hey Joe, Rock Bar & Shisha Lounge, The Hoosiers take the headline slot at Life’s a Beach on Saturday, and Rival Sons are added to the main stage line-up.

Biffy Clyro will headline the Friday night, the Red Hot Chili Peppers who headline Saturday, and Kings Of Leon who headline Sunday.

Also confirmed are Travis, Clean Bandit, The Specials, John Newman, Deap Vally, Nina Nesbitt, The Horrors, Gorgon City, The Strypes, The Polyphonic Spree, From The Jam, Neon Jungle, Swim Deep, Chloe Howl, The Selecter, Duke Dumont, Peace, July Talk, The Move, Dappy, Lawson, The Vamps, Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Passenger, The 1975, and The Waterboys.

For the latest line-up details, day and stage splits, as available please click here.

buy tickets now >

Tickets are priced as follows:
Weekend Tickets: £190
Day Tickets for Friday, and Sunday: £75
Campervan: £100
Weekend Car Parking In Advance: £15
Per Day Parking: £10
Children 12 and under: free

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



Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th June 2014
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DN, England MAP
£190
daily capacity: 90000
last updated: Mon 2nd Jun 2014


latest on this festival