George Ezra, Pulp, Robbie Williams, and The Chemical Brothers lead the first line-up announcement for Isle of Wight Festival 2023.
The 3-day event will be held from June 15th-18th at Newport’s Seaclose Park.
George Ezra has had a busy 2022 with the release of his third LP, ‘Gold Rush Kid’, and a flurry of live shows including a headline set at London’s Finsbury Park which, “[cemented] his spot as a summer superstar.” It looks like things aren’t slowing down too much next year, then, as the singer leads the charge for multiple summer celebrations, with lead slots at Latitude and TRNSMT festivals already confirmed.
Britpop giants Pulp are reforming for their first live shows in over a decade, with a Friday headline slot at Isle of Wight Festival offering a great chance to revisit the era-defining tunes of these Sheffield-based icons. The band’s last performance was a one-off concert in 2012, so there’s certainly going to be a lot to catch up on when they make their comeback next summer.
Robbie Williams is set to close the festival with a Sunday night performance marking his Isle of Wight debut, as well as being a UK festival exclusive for next summer. 30 years of material will be sure to entertain; with his 14th number-one album ‘XXV’ having landed last month, Robbie’s star status continues into another decade. “There is something magic about a British festival…us Brits know how to bring the energy,” he said declared. “I am thrilled to be headlining the iconic Isle of Wight Festival, it’s a real honour. I can’t wait.”
The Chemical Brothers will function as co-headliners for the Saturday evening, offering a transcendent live experience that continues to redefine the potential of electronic music with huge stagecraft to match the high-reaching status of their six number-one-charting LPs.
A series of era-defining artists fill out the bill, including rock icons Blondie, British girl group Sugababes, synth-pop icons The Human League, and indie titans Echo & The Bunnymen.
Festival promoter John Giddings has shared: “We’re thrilled to announce this line-up today and welcome truly iconic artists to the island in June. From era-defining bands and electric live performers, to chart toppers and fresh new talent, the Isle of Wight Festival line-up showcases an exciting array of talent spanning 40 years of music.”
You can view the first line-up announcement for Isle of Wight Festival 2023 in full below:
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