The Isle Of Wight Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year when it returns to Seaclose Park, Newport, between 21-24 June. Topping the main stage bill on the Friday is Leicester’s finest Kasabian. The band, best-known for hits such as Club Foot, Shoot The Runner and Fire, returned with their sixth studio album, For Crying Out Loud, last year.
Depeche Mode will headline the Saturday night. Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher have been wowing audiences around the world since they returned with their critically acclaimed record Spirit last March. Also on the bill is former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher, who released his impressive debut solo outing, As You Were, in October.
Las Vegas’ pop rockers The Killers will bring the festival to a close on the Sunday night. Showcasing tracks from their latest offering Wonderful Wonderful, Brandon Flowers and Co. will deliver a hit-packed set featuring favourites such as, Somebody Told Me, Mr. Brightside, When You Were Young, Bones and Human.
Joining the already stellar line-up will be Nile Rodgers & Chic, Rita Ora, Haçienda Classical, Soul II Soul, Jessie J, Manic Street Preachers, Van Morrison and many more.
The festival first took place in 1968, when headliners Jefferson Airplane topped a bill that also included the likes of Arthur Brown, The Move, T. Rex, Fairport Convention and The Pretty Things.
In honour of the festival’s ‘Golden Jubilee’, all attendees are invited to wear gold on Saturday 23 June. Since being revived in 2002, The Isle of Wight Festival stages have hosted The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, Blondie and last year’s top acts Razorlight, Run-DMC, Arcade Fire and Rod Stewart.
Win one of three pairs of standard tickets worth a total of £1,250.
The closing date for this competition is 1st May