Festival preview: Isle Of Wight (13-16 June)
No Jimi Hendrix this year but another star-studded line-up nonetheless – this legendary 55 year-old event is still going strong
When? 13-16 June 2013
Where? Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle Of Wight, UK
How much? Weekend camping £185, day tickets £75
Who? Bon Jovi, The Killers, The Stone Roses, Paul Weller, Bloc Party, The Script, Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith, The Maccabees, Ben Howard, Jake Bugg, Newton Faulkner, Everything Everything, Bastille, Boomtown Rats, Palma Violets, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Laura Mvula, Ian Hunter, Little Angels, Tank Trap, Willy Mason, Blondie, Happy Mondays, Rizzle Kicks, Sub Focus, Andy C, Delilah, I Am Kloot, The Farm, Ellie Goulding, Friction, Imperial Teen, Fun., Modestep, Young Guns, Zane Lowe, Kids in Glass Houses, Lianne La Havas, Monsta, Imagine Dragons, Ke$ha, Levellers, Little Mix, Kodaline, Lawson, Republica, T’Pau, Devlin
The original Isle Of Wight Festival was held from 1968 to 1970, with the last event being the largest and most famous of these early festivals, headlined by Jimi Hendrix. The event was revived in 2002 at Seaclose Park, a recreation ground on the outskirts of Newport, with a relatively modest line-up which included Robert Plant, The Charlatans and Starsailor. Since then the event has been growing in popularity and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever, with an all-star line-up and more venues including a Cabaret Club, The Intoxicated Tea Rooms and Bohemian Woods.