The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess rules the Big Top with his personal choice of acts to hit the stage on Sunday 14th June, for a night of indie pop, post punk, garage rock bliss and DJ sets at this year’s Isle Of Wight Festival.
The Charlatans will headline the Big Top with a ground trembling performance that is certain to be a highlight of the weekend. Joining The Charlatans on the bill will be Killing Joke, The Horrors, Black Lips, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Hatcham Social, S.C.U.M, Poppy and the Jezebels and Dance for Burgess; delivering a diverse line-up to remember, the Isle Of Wight Festival is definitely THE place to be this summer!
“Best line up of the summer! The Isle of Wight Festival is one festival that I really look forward to and it’s a really great opportunity to pick the bands I love.” Tim Burgess, The Charlatans
“We are really excited to have someone of Tim's calibre to curate the Big Top.
He has been an Isle of Wight Festival supporter since we restarted the event and we are proud to have him involved, I'm sure he will bring a sparkle to the Sunday-bring it on!” Festival Promoter John Giddings
Formed in 1979 Killing Joke have maintained their respected status within the post-punk scene and are now kicking up a storm on the live circuit as they prepare to shake the Big Top, following their re-formation last year.
The Horrors are back in full force, equipped with their unique new sound and sense of fashion. The Southend-on-Sea boys take to the stage with a fast-paced performance that is sure to make your hair stand on end.
Coming from across the water… and across the water again to the Isle of Wight, Black Lips will bring a touch of the US to Tim Burgess’ selection with their energy filled explosive performances. Expect to witness a set that will leave you with a totally new understanding of the term live show.
Fellow Americans The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, hailing from New York, pump out a pure indie-pop sound. Following rave reviews from the release of their debut album the band have become a certified indie phenomena with an infectious pop sound. The Brooklyn four-piece eagerly return to the British Isle’s at the personal request of Tim Burgess.
Carrying the indie pop and post punk theme, London four-piece Hatcham Social, dubbed by Tim Burgess as ‘a wonderful pop group with the coolest drummer’, will unleash their sound on the Big Top stage shortly after S.C.U.M, the London quartet who will be bringing their punk rock attitude to the island.
The fresh-faced female four-piece, Poppy and the Jezebels are set to put on a performance to thrill.
Four young visionaries and star-gazers, Dance for Burgess will kick the day off in the Big Top with their precise artistic dialog and fitting name to the day’s curator, Tim Burgess.
As well as live performances the Big Top will be kept in full swing by Tim Burgess as he is joined by Rhys Webb (of the Horrors) for a DJ Set packed with a selection of their favourite tracks. With a range of songs from rockabilly to dub step The She Set, a collection of girls from across the UK, will grace the turntables with their mix of records to please the masses.
The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 12th – 14th June at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. Tickets are on sale now.