Isle of Wight Festival 2015
Staged once more at Seaclose Park, this year’s Isle of Wight Festival takes place between 11th and 14th June, and boasts a bill that mixes rock royalty like Fleetwood Mac and Blur, with rising stars including James Bay and Jess Glynne. Check out our top three must-see acts below, plus browse selected highlights from the bill. For the full line-up, visit the official Isle Of Wight Festival website.
What with his solo work, Gorillaz, The Good The Bad & The Queen and the myriad of other collaborations, it’s little wonder it took Damon Albarn 12 years to reform Blur and write the follow-up to Think Tank. Still, it’s widely agreed that their eighth LP was more than worth the wait. Hear the highlights of The Magic Whip during the Britpop legends’ headline set on Saturday, alongside – what we hope is – a generous helping of back catalogue classics.
Bringing the soul to the Main Stage on Saturday, it’s three-times BRIT-nominee Jessie Ware. Currently promoting her second album, the South London singer-songwriter will be mixing stand-out tracks from Tough Love with the big singles from her Mercury Prize-nominated debut, Devotion. Prepare your vocal chords for the mass sing-along, and steel yourself for the sound of thousands of punters collectively struggling to hit the falsetto notes.
Though many people tipped Fleetwood Mac to play this year’s Glastonbury, it was the organisers at the Isle Of Wight who booked the band as Sunday headliners, scoring a UK festival exclusive in the process. Even more excitingly, this is the first Fleetwood Mac tour in 16 years to feature founding member Christine McVie, meaning attendees will witness hits like ‘Dreams’, ‘The Chain’ and ‘Go Your Own Way’ performed by all five original band members.
More from the line-up
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