Britain’s version of Woodstock, everyone knows the Isle of Wight Festival for it’s 1970 line up, which saw the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez gracing the stage and a plethora of people rampaging the island (many without tickets) for a piece of the action. Revived in 2002, the festival is still notorious for boasting one of the best musical line ups of the summer. From the Rolling Stones to R.E.M and David Bowie, year upon year it has an eclectic line up to cater for all.
This year sees no exception to that rule with rock acts Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters and Kasabian headlining alongside the likes of popsters The Script and Pixie Lott. As ever there’s a flash of some of the best new talent with Stornoway, Lissie and Plan B all gracing the main stage. With performances from Joan Jett, Tom Jones and Boy George across the other stages, this could be the most exciting lineup yet.
Continuing it’s committment to cater for all ages, this year sees the welcome return of the Kids Zone and Rainbow Stage, which will feature performances from a variety of storytellers, magicians, musicians, circus acts, and more. There will also a dressing up tent and face painting marquee, so even the youngest music fans will go home with a smile.
The Isle of Wight festival takes place on 10th – 12th June. All tickets are sold out, though there may some available for resale through viagogo.
For more information visit www.isleofwightfestival.com