The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran and Jungle are among the big acts playing this incredible party on the Isle of Wight
The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, Tame Impala, Underworld, Jungle, Jurassic 5, Future Islands, The Jacksons, Madlib, Four Tet, Flying Lotus, Sleaford Mods, Fat White Family, Kate Tempest, Little Dragon, Roisin Murphy, Boy Better Know, Todd Terje + more.
The festival with the best party vibe this side of Glastonbury returns for four more glorious days of live music and premier-league DJs, boasting (as ever) a great line-up of bands and artists from across the style spectrum.
For dance fans, there are block-rocking beats courtesy of The Chemcial Brothers and Underworld, nu-disco grooves from Todd Terje and playful electronica from Four Tet. Hip-hop head? Go back to the old skool with Jurassic 5, jazz it up with the Jungle Brothers or sample some experimental beats from Madlib and Flying Lotus. Rockers can bliss out to the psych-stomp of Tame Impala, get down and dirty with sleazy, queasy trash rockers Fat White Family or angrily neck a few cans of overpriced festival beer to Notts nutters Sleaford Mods. There's even a whiff of ’70s and ’80s nostalgia: from The Jacksons, slap-bass throwbacks Level 42, and, most excitingly of all, their yacht docked and champage on ice, new romantic heroes Duran Duran.
You can also take a breather from the music and enjoy some anarchic fun at the glorious carnival of small stages – see everything from a fire-spewing steel spider to a mirrored swing-dancing tent and an inflatable church. Saturday is dress-up day, and this year’s theme is ‘Summer of Love’, so if you’re going to the Isle of Wight this September be sure to wear flowers in your hair.