More acts have been announced for the Isle of Wight Festival, which returns to Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight from Thursday 21st until Sunday 24th June 2018.
The new additions include three acts for the Thursday, with The Wombats, and Hot Dub Time Machine, performing in the big top exclusively for campers, and with T.Rextasy, opening the festival to honour T.Rex's 1968 performance.
The Wombats said: “This will be our 1st UK festival of the summer and we can't wait to play the Isle of Wight again. It's been too long. Nothing but fond memories from last time we played and look forward to making some new ones with you all in June! Our new album tracks are very excited to experience their 1st UK festival too...See you there”
T. Rextasy said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be part of the 50th Anniversary of The Isle of Wight Festival, and also to celebrate 50 years since Marc Bolan himself played at this very hallowed event!”
New for the rest of the weekend are Travis (pictured above) who will close the Big Top on the final night, as well as Rak-Su, Sigrid, Hurts, The Pretty Things, LANY, Bang Bang Romeo, Hudson Taylor, Kara Marni, SG Lewis, Gerry Cinnamon, Wild Front, Paradisia, SlyDigs, and Mullally .
Bang Bang Romeo said: "There's very few things that have been more integral to our career that the Isle of Wight Festival and it's an honour to be asked to open the main stage on it's 50 year anniversary! It's an incredibly special festival with a legendary history that we're grateful to be a part of."
Hudson Taylor said “Cannot wait to get back to the island! Have never played IOW festival before - excited!”
Wild Front said: "So excited to be back at Isle of Wight festival this year. Last year was so good, so to be playing the main stage is going to be mental. We’re buzzing for it!"
They join the acts previously announced, including headliners are Depeche Mode (Saturday), The Killers (Sunday), Kasabian (Friday), and Liam Gallagher (Saturday), plus Van Morrison, Blossoms, The Script, James Bay, Manic Street Preachers, Chase & Status, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Hacienda Classical, Rita Ora, Jessie J, Kodaline, Soul II Soul, Feeder, Circa Waves, Sheryl Crow, Tom Grennan, Walking on Cars, The Skids, Louise, Tokio Myers, and more. For the details including day splits where available please see the line-up page.
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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