Liam Gallagher will headline the Friday night (Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol, David Guetta and Duran Duran will entertain punters on the Isle of Wight this September.
The line-up for the 2021 Isle of Wight Festival has been revealed, and it will be well worth the wait for those whose dreams of partying at the festival last year were crushed.
Oasis legend Liam Gallagher will headline the main stage on Friday, with Snow Patrol and David Guetta pulling a double bill on the Saturday.
Duran Duran will close out the weekend on Sunday night.
As well as that, Tom Jones and The Script have been confirmed as special guests, with acts including Sam Fender, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Primal Scream, Kaiser Chiefs, You Me At Six, All Saints, Maximo Park, Supergrass, James Vincent McMorrow, James Arthur, Meghan McKenna, Razorlight, Scouting For Girls and Imelda May also on the bill.
Festival promoter John Giddings said that over the coming months, they would be watching the rest of festival season to ensure that those attending will be kept safe.
He said: ‘Our audience always has an incredible time at the festival and we’re thrilled with the line-up on offer for them. It’s a fantastic array of artists; from icons to emerging talent and not forgetting everything still to come from additional stages across the festival.
Duran Duran will close the festival (Picture: Gary Miller/Getty Images)
‘Over the coming months we’ll be watching and learning from the events taking place before us and, of course, liaising with all the relevant authorities to make sure everyone – audience, artists, staff, the community – is kept safe. See you in September!’
The line-up announcement comes exactly one year after the 2020 festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While Duran Duran and Snow Patrol are among the returning acts, last year’s bill boasted Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi and the Chemical Brothers.
At the time, organisers said: ‘This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we have tried our hardest to make it work, but it was unavoidable given the current status.
‘The whole team was excited to welcome everyone to the island for another fantastic festival and we extend our sincere apologies to everyone who was looking forward to it as much as we were.
‘The safety of our audience, artists, crew and the Isle of Wight community is paramount and we appreciate your patience whilst we’ve been working through this unprecedented situation.
‘We’ll be back stronger than ever in 2021 and we hope to see you all again next year.’
The Isle of Wight Festival will take place between September 16 and 19, with general weekend tickets costing £185.
Tickets are on sale now.