Isle of Wight Festival 2014 - Preview

27 April, 2014

By Molly Rimmer




With festival season nearly upon us, it's time to take a look at which massive musical acts will be gracing us with their festival madness.


The first major festival to kick-start the summer is the one and only Isle of Wight Festival. It's renowned for its massive festival headliners, with past acts including David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, The Killers and Paul McCartney to name a few. And this year organiser John Giddings has not failed to disappoint. With the likes of Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon taking the headline slots, you know this is a festival not to be missed.


Running from 12th-15th June, this years line up hosts all kinds of acts that makes it the great festival it is. Kicking off on the Thursday night, the Big Top stage introduces the fun act of Boy George as its first headliner. Chaos will take over for the rest of the weekend, with other acts including Katy B, Cher Lloyd, Clean Bandit, Deap Valley and Travis blowing the roof off the Big Top.


Scottish band Biffy Clyro will be returning to the island, this year securing themselves the Friday night headliner on the main stage. Getting the crowd pumped for this immense band will be the likes of Calvin Harris, Rudimental and Lawson. And all of this is just on the Friday! Now, Saturday you're in for a real treat. The moment that made everyone gasp with excitement and scream with sheer joy was the announcement of American rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers. There has been speculation for years as to whether the Chili Peppers will ever play the Isle of Wight Festival, and John Giddings has finally got his wish and persuaded them to make our dreams come true. Lucky enough to share the same stage as these guys on the Saturday are everyone's favourites The 1975, John Newman and The Specials. I think it's safe to say that Saturday is going to be one hell of a day for any music fans. Main stage on Sunday is shaping up to be pretty great as well. Singer-songwriter Passenger will make his Isle of Wight Festival debut, alongside breakthrough artist Ella Eyre. Any Pop-Punk fans out there will love the fact that Fall Out Boy have been booked to make the last day of the Festival that little bit better. Closing the show on the Sunday night is American rock group Kings Of Leon. The Isle of Wight Festival will be this group's only UK festival appearance this year, so if you're a fan make sure you don't miss them!


Phew! Well that is one epic line up! Whether you love Rock 'N' Roll, the heavy beat of a dance tune, or the chilled out sound of a singer-songwriter, this festival has all the music you could ever want in one weekend. This is going to be one of the best festivals of the summer. Be sure to make the trip to the little island and enjoy the music greatness. 



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