Robbie Williams, George Ezra, The Chemical Brothers and Pulp headline next year’s Isle of Wight Festival.

Britpop band Pulp, fronted by Jarvis Cocker, will perform Friday night as part of their first live show in a decade.

The three-day event will take place June 15-18 at Sea Close Park after returning in 2021 after a year off due to Covid-19.

(Isle of Wight Festival/PA)

Chart-topping singer-songwriter Ezra will headline Saturday night, with The Chemical Brothers taking over to round out the night.

On Sunday, former Take That star Williams will bring the festival to a close and make her debut there.

he said:

“I am thrilled to be headlining the iconic Isle of Wight Festival.

The lineup also includes Blondie, the recently reformed Sugababes, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Eurovision star Sam Ryder, pop rockers Scouting for Girls and OneRepublic.

Jarvis Cocker with Pulp (Ian West/PA)

Former One Direction star Niall Horan will make his first appearance at the festival after establishing himself as a solo artist with two rock, pop and Americana albums.

Pop performances by James Bay, Mika, Ella Henderson and Anne-Marie are also scheduled.

Festival promoter John Giddings said:

“From era-defining bands and electronic live performers to chart-toppers and fresh new talent, the Isle of Wight Festival line-up showcases an exciting array of talent spanning four decades of music.”

Last year’s event featured headliners such as Lewis Capaldi, Kasabian and Muse.

The festival was originally established as a counterculture event in the so-called Swinging 60s and has evolved into one of the UK’s largest rock and pop gatherings.

Over the years it has hosted acts such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix.

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