As tickets go on sale today, The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 announce Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher, as this year’s headliners. The Script, Van Morrison, Blossoms and James Bay will also perform at the 50th anniversary of the first event in 1968.
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 Killers return to the main stage following the release of their latest album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, which continued their unbroken record of Number 1 studio albums.
Formed in Leicester in 1997, Kasabian have established themselves as Britain’s biggest rock band. As well as their last four albums all topping the UK charts the band are no stranger to awards, receiving the NME’s ‘Best Live Band’ gong as well as accolades from the BRITs.
Rising to fame as the lead singer of Oasis, and later fronting Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher will be performing on Saturday 23rd June. His debut solo album ‘As You Were’ shot straight to Number 1.
The Script will return to the Isle of Wight Festival to perform on Friday 22nd June. Across their almost decade long career the band have released five top ten albums with their first hit ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ spending over a year’s worth of weeks on the chart.
James Bay is currently putting the finishing touches to the follow-up to his million-selling debut, with the new album due for release in 2018.
The Isle of Wight Festival takes place from 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport.