Duran Duran, Liam Gallagher, James Arthur, Seasick Steve, Shed Seven, James and Primal Scream are among the acts confirmed to play at the Isle of Wight Festival this autumn.

The line up has been revealed today (Friday), ahead of the much anticipated Seaclose Park event, from September 16-19.

British acts will lead the way this year and although some names have been lost from the bill (after the 2020 Isle of Wight Festival was postponed due to Covid-19 and the 2021 dates had to be moved), organisers are promising plenty to keep festival-goers entertained.

Notably, Lionel Richie won't be playing but there will be special appearance by Welsh legend Sir Tom Jones.

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Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol, David Guetta, and The Script are on the bill.

Sam Fender and lockdown kitchen party favourite Sophie Ellis Bexter will also be playing.

John Giddings teased a reduced capacity event (a crowd of 50,000), more handwashing facilities, no scrimping with the stages and an exciting line-up when he spoke to the County Press earlier this month.

Also performing over the festival weekend are James Arthur, All Saints, Ella Henderson, Example, Foor, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Imelda May, The Snuts, Wet Leg and You Me At Six.

Festival promoter John Giddings 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.

"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!"

So, who's on the bill?

Isle of Wight County Press: Duran Duran

Hitmakers Duran Duran formed in the 1970s and the rest is history.

You'll know them for Girls on Film, Save A Prayer, A View To A Kill, The Wild Boys and Ordinary World and their music now spans decades.

They were originally announced back in 2019, for Isle of Wight Festival 2020.

The boys will finally make it to the Seaclose Park stage in September.

Singer songwriter James Arthur won The X-Factor in 2012 and hasn't looked back.

From solo hits like Naked and collaborative reimaginings like The Greatest Showman (with Anne-Marie), to new tracks like Lasting Lover, with Sigala, James Arthur promises to entertain the crowds when he hits the stage.

Seasick Steve and his array of incredible guitars will play Isle of Wight Festival Sunday.

The American blues guitarist, with a host of albums behind him, will bring his chilled out vibe to Seaclose Park on September 19.

Isle of Wight County Press: Primal Scream

Scottish rockers Primal Scream are due to make the ferry crossing in September.

Get ready to (get your) Rocks (off) when the band responsible for Come Together and Movin' On Up heads to the Isle of Wight Festival.

Isle of Wight County Press: Becky Hill

Becky Hill was supporting The Script at the beginning of 2020, until the tour had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

It didn't stop her working, of course.

In April 2020, she collaborated with Tiesto on the song Nothing Really Matters.

In June, she released a collaboration with Sigala called Heaven on My Mind, a follow up to the huge hit We Wish You Well.

Irish rockers The Script will return to the Isle of Wight with a host of hits to get us singing along.

You'll know them from The Man Who Can't Be Moved, Hall of Fame and Breakeven and two years after they released the album Sunsets and Full Moons, they'll be able to perform it at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Kaiser Chiefs have tweeted this morning.

The band are planning to 'try this again' when they make the trip across the Solent.

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