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
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
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
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