Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris and Rudimental are amongst the first names on the line up for next summer's Isle of Wight festival.
Winter is drawing in. With only two weeks until Christmas, it's a time for reflection, for taking stock of the year which has passed.
The Isle of Wight festival, though, don't do reflection. Continuing to move forward, organisers this morning (December 10th) revealed the first names on the line up for next summer's event.
Biffy Clyro are set to headline, with the band's Simon Neill commenting: "We are over the moon to announce that we will headline the Main Stage of the Isle of Wight Festival next year, on Friday June 13th. To follow the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam is an honour. We cannot wait to get back to this iconic Festival, and this beautiful island!"
Elsewhere, Calvin Harris is set to perform alongside special guests Rudimental. Nominated for the Mercury Prize, the Hackney collective will no doubt cause a ruckus at one of the summer's biggest outdoor music events.
Passenger will perform at the festival, with former Clash cover stars The 1975 also taking part. On a heritage tip, Anglo-Irish collective The Waterboys will also be taking part, ransacking their back catalogue and throwing in a few surprises.
John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter said: "Friday night is going to kick it out of the park with Biffy & Calvin and special guests Rudimental - I can't wait.... having Passenger and The 1975 already on board we’re set for one of our most contemporary years - with the class of The Waterboys complementing the young guns nicely...."
Early bird tickets for the Isle of Wight festival 2014 go on sale at 9am this Thursday (December 12th).
The Isle of Wight festival runs between June 12th - 15th.
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