10 exciting new acts for this year’s event, which officially kicks off British festival season this summer, have been announced.
Garbage, Keane, Dermot Kennedy, Cage The Elephant, Picture This, Ward Thomas, Wet Wet Wet, Björn Again, Feet and The Marcus King Band are now confirmed to play the festival across the long weekend of 13th – 16th June at Seaclose Park, Newport, the Isle of Wight – this week revealed as one of the UK’s Top Ten UK visitor destinations. This mix of music icons and exciting new artists will join the already announced headliners.
Alt-rock icons Garbage have sold over 8 million albums, topped the charts and secured a GRAMMY Album of the Year nomination for Version 2.0. Currently working on their as-yet untitled 7th record, the stage is prepped for the band’s triumphant return this summer.
By 2013, Keane had released four full length LPs, sold 12 million albums, won two BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello and Hopes and Fears, their debut album, had entered the list of the 40 best-selling UK albums of all time. Reunited in 2019, they’re gearing up to release new music.
The band, said: We’re so happy to return to The Isle of Wight Festival this summer. It’s one of the most iconic British festivals, and we have great memories of playing back in 2007. We’re closing out the weekend, so hopefully you can join us for a massive sweaty euphoric singalong.
With his upcoming sold-out UK tour and a debut album in the works, 2019 is set to be a stand-out year for fast-rising star Dermot Kennedy. His year began with an outpouring of critical acclaim and spots on numerous “Ones to Watch” lists, including BBC’s Sound of 2019.
Bursting onto the scene in 1987, Wet Wet Wet have an incredible back catalogue of songs including three UK Number 1 hits, making them one of the most successful bands in British pop history. Last year Kevin Simm (2016 winner of The Voice and former member of Liberty X) joined as lead vocalist.