Local star is added to Isle of Wight Festival line-up

Tom Odell performing. Picture: Cameron Windsor
Tom Odell performing. Picture: Cameron Windsor

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CHICHESTER singer-songwriter Tom Odell has been added to the bill as part of a raft of additions to this year’s Isle of Wight Festival

The local lad is part of a raft of additions announced today, also including indie icons Suede, rock heroes Fall Out Boy, chart-topper Katy B.

Also added are Brit Award winner with Rudimental Ella Eyre, The Pretty Reckless, Anna Calvi, Starsailor, Boy George, The Struts, Alison Moyet, Amber Run, Inspiral Carpets and The Doors Alive.

They will be joining the previously announced headliners, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon and Biffy Clyro.

Tom Odell said: ‘When I was a bit younger, I used to climb up on the hill near to where I grew up and stare at the Isle of Wight.

‘I remember knowing that a grand music festival was held on the island every year, and I dreamed at some point I would be there, playing. That day has come and I am thrilled.’

John Giddings, the festival’s promoter said: ‘It just gets better and better.

‘We are honoured that these incredible artists are coming to our Festival to kick off the summer festival season in style.’

The festival will take place in Newport from June 12 to 15.

For ticket and travel information go to isleofwightfestival.com