UK festival exclusive by Robbie Williams plus Pulp, George Ezra and more LINE-UP

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A UK festival exclusive will see Robbie Williams play the Isle of Wight Festival 2023, in June.

He'll be joined at Seaclose Park in Newport by a reforming Pulp, The Chemical Brothers and George Ezra.

The Isle of Wight Festival will be back with a bang in 2023, from Thursday, June 15 until Sunday June 18.

Scroll down to see the line-up!...

Isle of Wight County Press: Robbie Williams.
Isle of Wight County Press: Robbie Williams.

Robbie Williams. (Image: Robbie Williams/Instagram.)

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Robbie Williams is one of the headliners announced today (Monday) - set to make his first trip across the Solent to play the iconic event.

He'll headline Sunday night.

The larger-than-life entertainer has a host of hits to his name, both through his time with Take That and as a hugely successful solo artist.

The Rock DJ himself will be here around 8 months after the release of his compilation album XXV, celebrating reimagined versions of some of his hits, as well as new material.

Robbie said: "There is something magic about a British festival…us Brits know how to bring the energy. I am thrilled to be headlining the iconic Isle of Wight Festival, it’s a real honour. I can’t wait."

His former Take That bandmate, Mark Owen, played the Isle of Wight Festival's Big Top earlier this year (2022).

Robbie's been to the Isle of Wight itself before, of course. Remember when the boys were here to film a video...

Isle of Wight County Press: Jarvis Cocker from Pulp.
Isle of Wight County Press: Jarvis Cocker from Pulp.

Jarvis Cocker from Pulp. (Image: Yui Mok/PA.)

  • When are tickets on sale? If you didn't buy a ticket during the earlybird phase, tickets go back on sale on Friday, November 4

Just days after Pulp unveiled they were back together for a series of shows and festivals, the Sheffield band has also been added to the Isle of Wight Festival line-up.

Fronted by Jarvis Cocker, they originally split in 2003.

Their 2011 Isle of Wight performance was a huge reunion for the band.

Fans will be hoping for a spot of Disco 2000 and Common People, to mark Pulp's second get-back-together gig on the Island - they will be playing Friday night.

One Direction's Niall Horan will be the first of his former bandmates to make it to the Isle of Wight Festival.

These days, the Irish singer-songwriter is a solo artist.

His album, Heartbreak Weather, was released in March 2020.

Although he'll be the first 1D member to perform here, Liam Payne was spotted in the sea off Shanklin in 2019, as he filmed a new music video.

Isle of Wight County Press: George Ezra at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2019.
Isle of Wight County Press: George Ezra at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2019.

George Ezra at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2019. (Image: Isle of Wight County Press.)

George Ezra will return to Seaclose Park, four years after his 2019 appearance.

Maybe you were there to see the Budapest, Green Green Grass, Shotgun and Blame It On Me singer headline Main Stage?

If you caught his sing-along set, you'll know he was forced to play while perched on a stool, because he had picked up an ankle injury out on a run.

George also played Seaclose Park in 2017.

His Saturday night appearance will come just days after he celebrates his 30th birthday.

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Blondie will be back on Sunday, a decade after their last Isle of Wight Festival performance.

The band rocked the stage in both 2010 and 2013, fronted by the iconic Debbie Harry.

The Heart of Glass, Call Me and Atomic band have been drawing the crowds since 1974.

Were you in the crowd for their 2013 Main Stage gig? Revisit their appearance here...

The Chemical Brothers will be here on the Saturday night after being scheduled for the Isle of Wight Festival that was hit by Covid-19 cancellations.

The duo have redefined the concept of live electronic music, bagged six UK Number 1 albums, four GRAMMY wins and a reputation for a transcendent live experience.

  • Also joining the bill are Courteeners, Sugababes, N-Dubz, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Anne-Marie, Sam Ryder, Example, James Bay, Manic Street Preachers, The Human League, Scouting for Girls, Mika and more.

British singer-songwriter Gabrielle, who celebrates 30 years of her multi-platinum selling debut single “Dreams” next year, also joins the bill, alongside festival favourite Ella Henderson.

Festival promoter John Giddings said: "We’re thrilled to announce this line-up today and welcome truly iconic artists to the island in June. From era-defining bands and electric live performers, to chart toppers and fresh new talent, the Isle of Wight Festival line-up showcases an exciting array of talent spanning 40 years of music."

Who's been announced for the Isle of Wight Festival?

  • Anne-Marie

  • Blondie

  • Courteeners

  • Echo & The Bunnymen

  • Ella Henderson

  • Example

  • Gabrielle

  • Gang of Youths

  • George Ezra

  • Groove Armada DJ

  • Human League

  • James Bay

  • Manic Street Preachers

  • MIKA

  • Niall Horan

  • N-Dubz

  • Oh My God! It’s The Church

  • OneRepublic

  • Pulp

  • Robbie Williams

  • Sam Ryder

  • Scouting for Girls

  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor

  • Sugababes

  • The Chemical Brothers

  • The Enemy

  • The Reytons