04 December, 2017

Isle of Wight Festival 2018 announces first acts

As tickets go on sale today, The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 has announced Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher, The Script, Van Morrison, Blossoms and James Bay will be performing at the festival which will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary of the first event in 1968.


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."



One of the most influential, beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, electronic music pioneers Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records with seventeen top ten UK albums.


The Isle of Wight Festival takes place from 21st - 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport. This year will also mark the 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival. The first event in 1968 put the festival on the map as it then grew to become world renowned for iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix in his last ever UK show. The festival was successfully relaunched in 2002 to become one of the most exciting weekends of the summer, continuing to build on its proud heritage with show-stopping headliners such as Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac.