Robbie Williams, The Chemical Brothers To Headline 2023 Isle Of Wight Festival

Robbie Williams, The Chemical Brothers, Pulp and George Ezra will headline the 2023 The Isle of Wight Festival.

After recently confirming their reunion next summer with a string of shows and festival dates, Sheffield rockers Pulp will return to Seaclose Park in Newport for the first time in 12 years to headline the main stage on the Friday night.

George Ezra co-headlines on Saturday night with The Chemical Brothers. And former Take That star Robbie Williams will play a UK festival exclusive, closing out the festival on the Sunday night.

Williams said in a statement: "There is something magic about a British festival...us Brits know how to bring the energy. I am thrilled to be headlining the iconic Isle of Wight Festival, it's a real honor. I can't wait."

Among those making their debut at the iconic festival are One Direction star Niall Horan and Australian rockers Gang of Youths. MIKA, synth-pop icons The Human League, indie rockers The Enemy and reunited hip-hop group N-Dubz are also on the bill.

The Big Top on Thursday night will host Groove Armada, and rock legends Manic Street Preachers will close the Big Top on Sunday night. Courteeners and Example will also play The Big Top. Elsewhere, James Bay is returning for the first time since 2018.

Blondie, Sugababes, Anne-Marie Sophie Ellis-Bextor, 'Eurovision' runner-up Sam Ryder, Scouting For Girls, OneRepublic, Gabrielle and many more will play across the weekend.

The 2023 Isle Of Wight Festival festival takes place between June 15 and 18.

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."

Barclaycard and Three customers can be first in line with exclusive pre-sale access for 48 hours from 9am on Wednesday 2, November. Tickets are on general sale from the event’s official website from 9am on Friday, 4 November.

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