The Vamps, Clean Bandit and More Added To IW Festival Line-Up
Even more names have been added to the Isle of wight festival line-up for 2017, meaning there are even more fantastic reasons to switch to Wightfibre and claim your free ticket(s) now. Among others, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Strypes, The Amazons, and Clean Bandit have been added alongside confirmed headliners Rod Stewart, David Guetta and Arcade Fire.
Best of British Rock
‘The Balcony’ was Catfish and the Bottlemen‘s debut album, released in September 2014, it went on to win best newcomer at the BBC Awards the same year. More recently, the band toured the United States for eight weeks before their embark upon an 8 week tour of the US, before their most recent dates around UK arenas. This year Catfish and the Bottlemen will be playing stadiums across the US as well as coming home to the UK this summer to play the Isle of Wight Festival.
The British group Clean Bandit formed in 2009 after the band members met during their degrees at the University Of Cambridge. The band have a string of celebrity followers such as singer Sam Smith and model Lily Cole who starred in their music video for ‘UK Shanty’. Clean Bandit’s most recent hit ‘Rock-a-bye Baby’ stormed the UK Top 40 charts, staying at number one for more than nine weeks and is still in the top ten.
A beautiful voice
Swedish singer Zara Larsson will be making her debut appearance at the festival this year, bringing with her hits such as Lush Life and Never forget you. The Swedish singer won Sweden’s Got Talent when she was just 10 years old, winning approximately £45,000, but broke into the UK limelight last year when her single ‘Never Forget You’ went straight into the UK Top 40 charts at number 5.
Recent chart toppers
The Vamps have had no less than five UK top 10 singles in the last four years. Lead singer of The Vamps, Brad Simpson lists The Cribs, The Kooks and The Vaccines among his top musical influences and as well as guitar he can also play the piano and ukulele. The Vamps have already expressed their excitement for 207’s Isle of Wight Festival, with Brad saying “We all can’t wait to play the Isle of Wight Festival! We love playing festivals!”
If you like Rock’n’Roll
The Strypes are a four piece Rock’n’Roll band hailing from Ireland who actually formed in primary school and signed their first record deal in 2012. The band pride themselves on being influenced by acts such as the Arctic Monkeys and George Clinton as well as classic records from Bo Diddley and Nick Lowe. Ross Farrelly who is the lead singer of The Strypes said of the announcement “We love the Isle of Wight Festival. It’s one of our favourite festivals, so being invited back to play is incredible news! We can’t wait. Roll on June!”
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Back for their second visit to the Isle of Wight Festival are The Amazons, vocalist and guitarist Matt Thompson is thrilled to be invited back this year “We’re very excited to be escaping the mainland to play Isle of Wight Festival for the second time. We had a blast last year at the Jack Rocks tent and can’t wait to join a line-up of some of our favourite artists”. The band are originally from Reading and have been touring small and medium size UK venues tirelessly over the last few years, really raising their popularity.
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