When the Time Out team heard the Isle of Wight festival was on the cusp of announcing its line-up, we had a quick-fire game of ‘Isle of Wight’ bingo. Entries included ‘Basement Jaxx’, ‘Madness’ and…. ‘a Gallagher??’. DING DING DING, not quite a full house, but it turned out we got one right. This year, Liam Gallagher will be hopping on the ferry to one of the UK’s favourite off-mainland destinations to headline at Isle of Wight Festival 2021 in September.
Gallagher will be sharing the line-up with titans of early-noughties school discos Kaiser Chiefs, Snow Patrol, David Guetta, All Saints, Razorlight and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, as well as Duran Duran and Tom Jones. We predict a decent crowd for Ellis-Bextor, who cemented her status as a one-woman vibe machine with her live-streamed wholesome kitchen discos in lockdown one.
Even if you haven’t listened to I Predict a Riot since your ties were skinny and your fringe met your chin, it’s still a festival. A festival on an island, no less. A festival you reach BY BOAT. What are you waiting for?
The Isle of Wight festival, Sep 16-19. Book tickets here.
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