Isle of Wight Festival 2018: 5 Artists We Can't Wait to See

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: 5 Artists We Can't Wait to See

Isle of Wight Festival 2021

Isle of Wight Festival 2021

Isle of Wight, Vereinigtes Königreich

Isle of Wight Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend. To mark the occasion they've curated a lineup that spans the ages, from old school rock to modern pop.

Here are just five artists we can't wait to catch on the island.


Surely one of the most dominant UK rock bands in recent history, Kasabian continue to maintain headline status while many fall by the wayside. 

Full of swagger and gusto, their sets are raw, energetic and powerful, with frontman Tom Meighan and guitarist Serge Pizzorno bouncing off each other perfectly. 

Nile Rodgers & Chic

Multiple Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rogers is responsible for a string of worldwide hits including 'Let’s Dance' by David Bowie, Diana Ross’ 'I’m Coming Out' and Sister Sledge’s classic 'We Are Family'.

His partnership with Chic has also become a household name, with the group's groovy funk and dance vibes some of the most distinctive and symbolic music of recent times, and tracks such as 'Le Freak', 'Everybody Dance' and 'Good Times' now staples of every record collection. 

Camila Cabello

A former of member of Fifth Harmony, the group put together by Simon Cowell and the rest of the judges on the American X Factor in 2012, Cabello has since decided to go her own way.

Still just 21, she has already produced the highest streamed song by a female artist on Spotify in 'Havana,' a catchy number sprinkled with Latin and Caribbean flavourings. But Cabello also exudes a more serious side: she's a vociferous campaigner behind the #MeToo movement and gun crime in the US.

Depeche Mode

Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher have sold more than 100 million records, toured the world, and headlined festivals across continents. They've become known for their enormous stage shows and extensive tours that show off their enviable back catalogue, making them one of the few bands bound to disappoint fans each night as they inevitably miss out some favourites. 

It's an unusual position to be in, but one that makes their sets even more alluring.

The Killers

Whatever you may think about The Killers, there's no denying they have some absolute bangers in their pocket: 'Mr. Bightside', 'Read My Mind' and 'Runaway' will no doubt be heard all the way back on the UK mainland. 

And in March the band were joined onstage by Liam Gallagher at Lollapalooza Brasil to perform 'All These Things That I Have Done' and an impromptu cover of Oasis' track 'Gas Panic'. And with the former Oasis man also at the Isle of Wight Festival, is there a chance round two is on the cards?

Isle of Wight Festival takes place this weekend 21-24 June 2018. Tickets to the festival have now sold out, however, ticket holders can still purchase accommodation and ferry crossings here.

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