ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2019 SET TO KICK OFF UK FESTIVAL SEASON THIS JUNE

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, GEORGE EZRA, BIFFY CLYRO, FATBOY SLIM, COURTEENERS, BASTILLE, RICHARD ASHCROFT, LILY ALLEN, JESS GLYNNE, JAMES, MADNESS, ANNE-MARIE, SIGRID, FREYA RIDINGS AND MORE REVEALED FOR THE FIRST MAJOR FESTIVAL OF THE SUMMER

13TH – 16TH JUNE 2019

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WWW.ISLEOFWIGHTFESTIVAL.COM

Following last year’s momentous 50th anniversary celebrations, The Isle of Wight Festival announces the first artists for the 2019 event, which kicks off the British festival season on  13th – 16th June.

The incredible Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline the opening night of The Isle of Wight Festival 2019, returning to the Festival for the first time since 2012. Chart-topping British singer-songwriter George Ezra will headline the Main Stage on Saturday 15th June, in what will be his first major UK festival headline performance, a huge milestone following an incredible few years for the 7-time BRIT-nominated artist. Special guest Fatboy Slim, making his Isle of Wight Festival debut, will keep the party going as he plays until the early hours following George’s performance. Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro bring their passionate and rousing live show to the Main Stage on Sunday 16th June, closing the 2019 Festival in what is sure to be an epic headline performance. Also joining the line-up for this year’s event are: Anne-Marie, Bastille, Courteeners, Dean Lewis, DMA’S, Freya Ridings, Gerry Cinnamon, IDLES, James, Jax Jones, Jess Glynne, KT Tunstall, Lily Allen, Madness, Miles Kane, Mystery Jets, Richard Ashcroft, Rick Astley, Sam Fender, Sigala, Sigrid, The Coral, Tom Walker and Wild Front, with Hacienda Classical returning for a second year following last year’s incredible debut in The Big Top. Tickets for the 2019 event are on sale Friday 25th January at 9am.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will take to the Main Stage on Friday evening, closing the first day of the 2019 festival in style. Since going solo in 2011, Noel has released 3 studio albums – all debuting at number 1 in the UK Album charts – and toured the world over, encompassing landmark open air shows and festival headline slots. Latest album, Who Built the Moon?, was a record-breaking 10th consecutive UK chart-topping studio album for Noel, a feat which no other artist has achieved. Arguably one of Britain’s greatest songwriters, Noel and his High Flying Birds will bring an incredible array of songs to the Isle on Friday 14th June.

Since bursting onto the scene in 2013, George Ezra has become one of the biggest selling male artists of the decade. His debut album, Wanted on Voyage, is certified 4x platinum in the UK and was one of the biggest selling albums in both 2014 and 2015. It hit number 1 and spent a whopping 122 weeks in the charts overall. BRIT Award nominations and worldwide tours followed, before he released his sophomore album, Staying at Tamara’s, in 2018, which shot to the top of the UK charts, becoming the best selling artist album of 2018. George returns to The Isle of Wight Festival on 15th June, having played a storming set in 2017, for what is sure to be a feel-good, finger-snapping, brass-blaring, foot-stomping show.

Speaking on headlining The Isle of Wight Festival for the first time, George said: It’s been less than 18 months since I was last at The Isle of Wight Festival, but it already seems like a world away. In the time since, my second album Staying At Tamara’s has been released and I’ve taken these songs around the world and back. It’s going to be brilliant to return to the beautiful Isle and play those new songs to an audience that has now heard the record. I’m extremely flattered to have been asked to headline and can’t wait to get up and play. See you soon!

Bringing proceedings to a close are Scottish rockers, Biffy Clyro, who will headline the Main Stage on Sunday 16th June. Returning to the festival after a rousing headline performance in 2014, the trio have undeniable longevity and their passion for the music they create is evident in their back catalogue spanning over 16 years. They’ve garnered countless award wins and nominations – including a Hyundai Mercury Prize shortlisting for Only Revolutions, a Q Award for Best Live Band, 2 BRIT Award nominations, 4 NME Awards wins and 4 Kerrang Award wins – and toured the world many times over. In addition, frontman Simon Neil also won the inaugural Fender Play Award at the 2018 Q Awards, which celebrates an artist at the forefront of the current guitar music scene. With 7 studio albums – including 4 which hit the Top 3 of the UK Album charts – under their belt, and an 8th in the pipeline for 2019, their soaring, anthemic hits are perfect material for festival singalongs. The band’s live show is truly stunning and fans will be in for a treat as the sun goes down on The Isle of Wight Festival 2019.

Speaking ahead of headlining the festival, Biffy Clyro said: We are delighted to be headlining The Isle of Wight Festival again. ‘Tis a beauty. Hail Satan!!

Making his debut at The Isle of Wight Festival 2019 is award-winning superstar DJ and producer, Fatboy Slim, who will bring his raucous blend of house, acid, funk, hip-hop, electro and techno to the Main Stage for a special guest slot on Saturday night. A pioneer of the 90s big beat movement, Fatboy Slim has made an immeasurable impact on the British music scene, cemented in his countless award wins – including 2 BRIT Awards, a GRAMMY win for the iconic Weapon of Choice music video and an Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution to British Music – and his epic live shows.

There are loads more acts to enjoy and discover see the website for more details and watch this space for any new announcements.

Tickets for The Isle of Wight Festival 2019 are now on sale from www.isleofwightfestival.com