IW Festival 2023-Line-up.

The first names have been announced for the 2023 Isle of Wight Festival, with Pulp, George Ezra, The Chemical Brothers and Robbie Williams (UK festival exclusive) to headline over 15th – 18th June at Seaclose Park.

Also joining the line-up are Blondie, Niall Horan, Sugababes, OneRepublic, Sam Ryder, Echo & The Bunnymen, Gabrielle and more.

Tickets are on sale this Friday (4th Nov) with presale from Wednesday (2nd Nov).

Britpop legends Pulp will play the festival for the first time in 12 years. After sending fans into a frenzy with a cryptic Instagram post last July, Jarvis subsequently confirmed live shows were on the horizon. The band will headline the festival’s Main Stage on Friday night.

George Ezra headlines on Saturday night with his brand of infectious, sunshine-pop, including festival anthems “Budapest”, “Shotgun”, “Green Green Grass” and “Paradise”. Closing the Main Stage on Saturday are The Chemical Brothers, a duo who redefined the concept of live electronic music, bagged six UK Number 1 albums, four GRAMMY wins and a reputation for a transcendent live experience. 

In a UK festival exclusive, Robbie Williams will make his Isle of Wight Festival debut and bring proceedings on the Main Stage to a close on Sunday night. His high-octane live set-up and unmatched showmanship recently received rave reviews from The Guardian, The Times and Rolling Stone UK and his latest album XXV topped the UK Album Chart, earning him his 14th Number 1 album. He’ll entertain the crowd with hits from his 30- year career.

Also joining the line-up are rock icons Blondie, who will play their greatest hits from their career spanning over 40 years. British girl group Sugababes will also perform over the festival weekend, for a set that promises numerous chart-topping hits. Returning to Seaclose Park is Sophie Ellis-Bextor will delight the crowd with pop hits and pop star Sam Ryder makes his debut. Pop rock band Scouting For Girls, who always put on a good live performance, also join the festival bill alongside OneRepublic, the GRAMMY-nominated band behind hits such as “Apologise”, “Counting Stars” and “Love Runs Out”.

James Bay, who last performed at the festival in 2018, returns to perform hits from his three acclaimed studio albums. Global pop star and multi-million selling singer/songwriter Niall Horan will also play the Isle of Wight Festival for the first time. Pop star Anne-Marie will entertain the crowd with singalong friendly hits including “Rockabye”, “2002” and “Ciao Adios”. Liverpudlian indie band Echo & The Bunnymen will also perform over the festival weekend.

Playing the Big Top on Thursday night are Groove Armada, with a DJ set packed with their much-loved dance hits to kick off the weekend with a bang, and rockers Manic Street Preachers will close the Big Top on Sunday night. Indie icons Courteeners will perform a set that is sure to encapsulate all of their feel-good festival hits. After playing a packed out Big Top in 2021, Example will return to the island for another electrifying performance.

Festival promoter John Giddings said: 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.