Festival season kicks off this weekend with thousands heading to Newport for the Isle of Wight festival which has rock legends The Who and Queen as headliners. The Who headlined Hyde Park and Glastonbury last year but for Queen, with Adam Lambert taking on the vocals, this is their first headline show since their 2014 European tour and only confirmed live performance in the UK this year. See the whole line-up HERE
Isle of Wight festival won’t be the only festival that Blossoms will be attending this week, as they are due to make an appearance at Field Day with PJ Harvey and James Blake as the headliners. On The Fader stage, Loyle Carner and Mabel will be joining some of the freshest UK talent, while Fickle Friends, Mura Musa and Arthur Beatrice perform on one of the eight stages at the festival.
Also this weekend are Manchester’s Parklife and Brighton’s Wildlife festivals, with James Bay and Bastille appearing on the main stages at both. The seaside festival sees Disclosure topping a bill also curated by the duo. Up in Heaton Park, headliners The Chemical Brothers are joined by Years & Years, Sigma and Gorgon City. Chase and Status will also be hosting an after party in Manchester city centre.
All this gets us festival ready in good time for Glastonbury, which kicks off on June 22nd with artists from across the Universal Music roster preparing to line up at Worthy Farm.
For something completely different, the same week also sees the Nocturne series of concerts at Blenheim Palace. The Grand Court will host four days of music from Ennio Morricone, Elton John, The Corrs The Royal Philharmonic orchestra performing themes from the Bond Films.