Isle of Wight Festival boasts an impressive line-up

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Music fans are looking forward to an impressive line-up at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Headliners Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon are the names on many festival-goers’ lips as they head to the island later this week and there are plenty of exciting acts further down this year’s line-up.

The Kings of Leon

The Kings of Leon

They include Calvin Harris, Rudimental and Tom Odell on Friday’s Main Stage and Katy B and The Polyphonic Spree in the Big Top.

On Saturday ska legends The Specials, The 1975, John Newman and folk rock 
favourites The Waterboys take over the Main Stage 
and lead crowds all the way to the evening and head-
liners the Chili Peppers.

Among the Big Top acts are Gorgon City, Clean Bandit and Duke Dumont.

As well as rock giants King of Leon, Sunday’s line-up includes Suede, Fall Out Boy, Travis and The Horrors.

Of course it kicks off on Thursday and there are important names to catch including From The Jam, Boy George and Inspiral Carpets.

And it’s not just about the line-up. Big names in fashion and music will be organising plenty of additional entertainment.

On Saturday June 14, designer Wayne Hemingway and son Jack present Land of 1,000 Dances.

Inspired by Wilson Picket’s classic R&B hit Land of A Thousand Dances, they’ll transform the Cabaret Tent into an uplifting party where visitors can learn moves from the late ’50s onwards.

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