Isle of Wight Festival 2018

Whoever’s decision it was – whether it was new owners Live Nation, promoter John Giddings, or indeed Solo Music Agency – to move the Isle of Wight Festival to Glastonbury weekend, it turned out to be a masterstroke. Not only was the sun blazing for four days straight with not even a sign of any clouds, let alone rain, but it was one of the busiest Isle of Wight weekends since its reformation back in 2002, as seemingly everyone filled the fallow year void across the Solent.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the very first year back in 1968 (which saw the likes of Jefferson Airplane, T. Rex and Fairport Convention flock to the island), this year too had a suitable amount of legends in the form of Nile Rodgers, Van Morrison and Depeche Mode, as well as enough new music to keep it feeling as fresh and vital as ever. One thing the Isle of Wight Festival has always done well is straddle generations, as well as genres, and this year was no different. Like so few festivals, the age range must have stretched from five to 80, and everyone was there for a good time.

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Isle of Wight festival launches Golden God and Goddess competition

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, the Isle of Wight festival 2018 will appoint one lucky festival goer as a ‘Golden God/Goddess’ to receive an exclusive backstage experience.

On Saturday 23rd June festival goers will be dressed in their best gold finery to celebrate the festival’s golden jubilee and at 2pm will gather at the helter skelter in Strawberry Fields where the best dressed will be anointed as a ‘Golden God/Goddess’. The winner will receive a champagne picnic, a backstage tour and access to the pit, to watch the action from the Main Stage.

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Liam Gallagher – Brighton Centre – 15th December 2017

2017 was the year that Liam Gallagher stopped looking back in anger, and started to eye the future once more. Few could deny the pleasure in seeing his continued re-emergence to the limelight, or say that it hasn’t been one of the best stories of a year in which the British music scene has at times bathed in blandness. Ubiquitous (and at times hilarious) online with his brother-baiting tweets, he finally got around to releasing his first decent post-Oasis album in As You Were and has followed it up with a nationwide tour which has seen the rock ’n’ roll star back where he belongs – on the big stages in front of an adoring crowd.

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