The first acts have been revealed for the Isle of Wight Festival, which returns to Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight from Thursday 21st until Sunday 24th June 2018.
Leading the names as headliners are Depeche Mode (Saturday), The Killers (Sunday), Kasabian (Friday), and Liam Gallagher (Saturday), who are joined by Van Morrison, Blossoms, The Script, and James Bay. Many more acts will be announced in the months to come.
John Giddings of Isle of Wight Festival, says: "This year's line-up brings together the best bands of the moment. This is a special year as it celebrates 50 years since the festival's first incarnation so it's fantastic to celebrate with returning artists and those appearing for the first time."
Martin Gore from Depeche Mode said "We are looking forward to seeing you at The Isle of Wight Festival in 2018."
Kasabian said "We're hugely honoured to play at the Isle of Wight Festival. It's kind of a big deal Jimi Hendrix played in the 70's, 50 years on and we're playing it! That's pretty phenomenal, thanks for having us back! We promise Friday night will be the one!"
Liam Gallagher said: “Looking forward to playing the Mighty Isle of Wight Festival next June.”
Tickets cost £209 (with or without camping), £175 for students, £150 for teens, and under-12s free. Day tickets are £65 for Friday, and £75 for Saturday or Sunday.
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