Isle of Wight Festival 2019: Alternative Stages and Old Favourites Make a Return

With just over two weeks to go until the return of Isle of Wight Festival, two stages have been confirmed for a return.

After last year’s unbelievable heat-wave fiesta 50th golden jubilee edition, both The Hard Rock Stage and old favourites Kashmir Café and Cirque De La Quick are back in the fold once again.

The Hard Rock Stage, back for its sixth year, will be on the island to promote the best breakthrough acts & upcoming talent.

In a partnership between Hard Rock and Isle of Wight festival, the line-up has been selected to combine a mix of the best of old and new from the world of rock.

Notable names include Andrew Roachford who will drop his 80s classics ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’ in the late 80s. Meanwhile, Greywind, a two-piece rock outfit from Killarney in Ireland will be on hand after an impressive festival CV already under their belts, including Reading and Leeds and Download.

Among others, you will have the chance to see Joe Slater, off the back of his impressive new EP ‘State of the Ark’, which has gained traction with Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music and by Fred Perry Subculture.

Full hard rock stage line-up:

Andrew Roachford // Bad Day Blues Band // Bush and Richie 80s vs 90s // Chloe Leigh // Cruel Hearts Club // Cusp // Company B // Eddy Smith & the 507s // Gene Loves Jezebel // Georgia and The Vintage Youth // Germein // GIO // Greywind // Joe Slater // Katy Hurt // Nadia Sheikh // Ivy // Romances // Sasha Falkovskaia // Sinplus // Strange Child // The Novatones // Vambo // We Are One

Elsewhere, Isle of Wight Festival has announced the return of the mad world of Cirque de la Quirk, with names such as Chris Tofu, Danny Way and Phibes heading up the bill.

Wash away the worries of the outside world in the Glitter Shower, get loose at The Colour Inn, dance yourself silly at Boogieblivion and heal your festival hangover with the Shamans of Silliness!

All this is coming your way plus the Kashmir Café which is back for 2019.

The Café is run by a group of Island volunteers with profits going to Quay Arts, the Isle of Wight’s charity Arts Centre.

Step into this cool hang-out at the heart of the festival and quench your thirst with Island-brewed real ale and Island-roasted fresh coffee.

 Rusty Shackle will headline on the Thursday, with 77:78 bringing it home on the Friday night with Saturday night headliner coming in the form of Buster Shuffle. Tankus the Henge will bring things to a close on Sunday, with special guests Plastic Mermaids.

Isle of Wight Festival 2019 runs 13th-16th June with another stellar list of acts.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro plus Fatboy Slim, sit among names such as Sundara Karma, Sam Fender and Bastille.

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