Organisers of The Isle of Wight Festival have revealed the final names for the 2019 festival, which kicks off British festival season. Sundara Karma, Ferris & Sylvester, Electric Enemy & Wight Noize competition winners Sub Pacific complete the Main Stage line-up, with the Big Top filled by Heather Small, Sea Girls, Palaye Royale, Bang Bang Romeo, Billy Lockett, The Snuts, Fatherson & Lauran Hibberd.
Fans can now download the official Isle of Wight Festival 2019 app to be the first to find out stage times and plan which acts they want to see – the app creates a personalised list and offers handy reminders, ensuring fans don’t miss a thing. The free app is available to download now on Apple or Android.
These newly announced acts will join headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro, Fatboy Slim and more across 13th – 16th June on the Isle of Wight.
Sundara Karma have established themselves as a singular new British rock band. The band set themselves apart with frontman Oscar Pollock’s unabashed lyrics, which delve into the disparities of post-adolescent existence and confront the bigger questions in life.
Ferris & Sylvester are songwriters with clear references in their catchy setup to mid-60s Greenwich Village and, combined with their meatier blues tones, the pair sit somewhere between Jack White and First Aid Kit. In 2018, the duo released their highly anticipated EP Made In Streatham which they self-produced in their South London flat. Released through their own label Archtop Records, the EP has clocked up millions of streams and received widespread praise across the board.
Electric Enemy make music with a message that is as powerful as the guitar-driven sound of Muse, Queens Of The Stoneage and Panic at the Disco.
Sub Pacific are one of the Isle of Wight’s most talented alternative rock bands. Their latest single, Can You, features infectious hooks and captivating lyrics, creating hype since its release on Spotify. Having won the Wight Noize showcase, the boys are ready to take the UK by storm this summer
Heather Small has enjoyed worldwide success and became one of the seminal British voices of the 90s. Hits including Moving On Up, One Night in Heaven, Search for the Hero and Proud will make for special singalongs once she takes to the Big Top stage on 13th June.
Sea Girls have set their sights on 2019 as theirs for the taking. Named as one of the BBC’s Sound Of… artists for 2019, they’ve drawn support from Radio X, NME, Time Out, The Independent and more. With their debut album released this year, Sea Girls are bringing to the forefront the pure joy of what a band should be.
Palaye Royale are a shot of adrenaline into the modern musical landscape. Summoning a thrilling spirit, with throwback sonic crunch, visual flair, and reckless live performances, they have quickly earned a legion of obsessive cult-like fans, lovingly dubbed Soldiers of the Royal Council.
Bang Bang Romeo are a force to be reckoned with. The talented UK band, fronted by one of the most remarkable vocalists and performers of recent times – Anastasia “Stars” Walker.
Piano man Billy Lockett grew up in Northampton and secured early support from Radio 1 which led to tour support slots with Birdy, Lana del Rey and KT Tunstall. Now a few years down the line, he’s added Lewis Capaldi and Electric Light Orchestra to his list of support slots and is heading out on his own tour this year.
The Snuts have built their burgeoning reputation on the road, with shows growing in scale and style since they sold-out their first headline date at Glasgow’s King Tut’s in 2017. Spending much of last year spreading their riotous rock ‘n’ roll gospel further afield, with a succession of major festival performances including Reading & Leeds.
Fatherson’s blossoming career serves a heartening reminder that the hype machine is no substitute for talent, authenticity and graft. This is a band afforded no shortcuts to get where they are today, a success story built on word-of-mouth conversions. They play The Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday 16th June.
The Isle Of Wight’s rising sensation Lauran Hibberd is solidifying her status within the UK’s emerging indie elite. Buzzing across the airwaves with BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Jack Saunders all throwing their support behind the young musician, Lauran’s witty, off-kilter approach continues to attract glowing praise from the online community.
The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 13th – 16th June at Seaclose Park, Newport. Last year fans celebrated the 50th Anniversary of The Isle of Wight Festival. The first festivals in 1968-Godshill, 1969-Wootton and 1970-Afton Down, Freshwater put the event on the map for its world renowned, iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. This event was successfully relaunched in 2002 to become the first major festival in the UK calendar, and one of the most exciting weekends of the summer. It continues to build on its proud heritage and has featured show-stopping headliners such as The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac since its reincarnation in 2002.