Organisers of The Isle of Wight Festival 2018 have announced a further 18 acts to be added to the bill: Travis, The Wombats, Rak-Su, Sigrid, Hot Dub Time Machine, Hurts, The Pretty Things, LANY, Bang Bang Romeo, Hudson Taylor, Kara Marni, SG Lewis, Gerry Cinnamon, Wild Front, Paradisia, Slydigs, Mullally and T.Rextasy.
Travis will return to the festival to close the Big Top on Sunday night. With eight Top Ten albums and over 25 years of experience, festival goers can expect a great end to the weekend singing along to their greatest hits such as ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me?’, ‘Turn’ and ‘Sing’.
In honour of the Festival’s ‘Golden Jubilee’, all attendees are invited on Saturday 23rd June to adorn themselves in gold for a weekend of fun and celebration.
Included in the new 18 acts announced are The Pretty Things paying homage to the 1968 IW Festival when The Pretty Things were on the bill to play at the Island’s first festival which was held in afield near Godshill and the stage was a farm trailer.
This year’s Festival takes place from 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport marking the 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival. The first event in 1968 put the festival on the map and it then grew to become world renowned for iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix. Three ‘original’ festivals took place on the Isle of Wight in 1968, (Godshill), 1969 (Wootton) and 1970 Afton, Freshwater.
Successfully re-launched in 2002 to become one of the most exciting weekends of the summer, continuing to build on its proud heritage with show-stopping headliners such as The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac.