Line-Up: Isle of Wight Festival, Newport, Isle of Wight, 15 – 18 June 2023

Line-Up: Isle of Wight Festival, Newport, Isle of Wight, 15 – 18 June 2023

Robbie Williams, George Ezra (pictured top), Pulp and The Chemical Brothers are set to headline the Isle of Wight Festival, which takes place in Newport from 15 to 19 June 2023.

Pulp will take to the main stage on the Friday, while George Ezra and The Chemical Brothers will headline on the Saturday.

James Bay, who last performed at the festival in 2018, will make a return, while Niall Horan will play the Isle of Wight Festival for the first time.

Robbie Williams will also make his Isle of Wight Festival debut on the Sunday, bringing the festival to a close.

“There is something magic about a British festival,” he says. “Us Brits know how to bring the energy. I am thrilled to be headlining the iconic Isle of Wight Festival, it’s a real honour. I can’t wait.”

Other acts already confirmed include Sugababes, Blondie, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sam Ryder, Scouting For Girls, OneRepublic, Echo & The Bunnymen, Groove Armada, Manic Street Preachers, Courteeners, Example and The Human League.

The Enemy, British trio N-Dubz, Gang of Youths, Gabrielle, Ella Henderson, The Reytons and Oh My God! It’s the Church will also perform at this year’s event, with more names set to be released over the coming months.

The Isle of Wight Festival originated in 1968, and around 600,000-700,000 people attended the 1970 edition of the festival, as estimated by the Guinness Book of Records.

That wasn’t the only time the festival rocked into the history books, Bob Dylan headlined the 1969 event and The Who’s 1970 performance — which began at 2am — ended up spawning a full live album.

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Main image: George Ezra by Adam Scarborough.

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