Festival Preview: Isle of Wight Festival 2017

After bringing us the likes of Queen and Adam Lambert, The Who, Stereophonics and Faithless in 2016, Isle of Wight festival organisers certainly have a lot to live up to at their sixteenth anniversary of the annual music festival.

However, the announcement of legendary British rock singer Rod Stewart wasn’t too bad a start. The 72-year-old showman is one of the most influential and best-selling artists of all time and, with over 100 million records sold worldwide, he is without a doubt an unmissable act. Rod will be closing the four-day festival, which takes place from 8th – 11th June 2017.

Festival coordinator John Giddings has also secured indie-rock band Arcade Fire for the Saturday night bill, whilst world-renowned DJ David Guetta and Run-DMC have been confirmed as Friday night’s co-headliners. With countless numbers of hits between them, Isle of Wight festival ensures there is something for everyone to enjoy, despite differences in age and musical preferences.

As well as these first-rate headliners, Isle of Wight festival have added some more exciting, fresh and talented artists to the line-up; George Ezra, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Jack Savoretti and Bastille.

Being the first major UK festival of the year, Isle of Wight festival is always a sought after event, and has an increasing capacity of around 58,000. Despite being revived in 2002, Isle of Wight festival has a vastly historic background stretching back to 1968, with world class artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and David Bowie having performed there in the past.

Judging by the releases so far, 2017 is definitely not set to disappoint and the thought of this event being only five months away is enough to brighten even the gloomiest January afternoon.

Tickets for Isle of Wight festival can be found via their website:

http://www.isleofwightfestival.com/info/tickets.aspx

Words by Sarah Turner

@hifromsarah

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