Back for its 14th year since its revival, Isle Of Wight Festival takes place this weekend across the 9th – 12th June 2016. With headliners such as The Who, Queen, Stereophonics, Faithless and even a celebration of 40 years of punk including Adam Ant, The Damned and Buzzcocks, the lineup is bigger and better than ever. Although it’s never just about the headliners. There are loads of new and upcoming bands and musicians playing across Friday, Saturday and Sunday which you may have not heard of before.
Here are 6 bands which we think you should check and that you cannot miss over four days of Isle Of Wight Festival 2016.
When and where? 17:25 on Friday at The Big Top
Stockport quintet Blossoms are rapidly becoming one of the most talked about up and coming bands of the moment. The band are set to release their debut, self-titled album in August 2016.
The Vryll Society
When and where? 19:20 on Friday at Jack Rocks This Feeling
The Vryll Society are a psychedelic rock five-piece from Liverpool. The band have toured with Blossoms and more recently headlined their own tour. The Vryll Society have previously been our track of the day with their track ‘La Jetee’
When and where? 15:20 on Saturday at Jack Rocks This Feeling
Hull based, indie rock quartet Fronteers have gone from strength to strength in a short time, even gaining fans from the likes of Steve Lamaq and Huw Stephens quite early on. The band are releasing latest EP, ‘Streets We’re Born In’ on 8th July 2016.
The Family Rain
When and where? 15:40 on Sunday at The Big Top
The Family rain are Bath based, blues rock band comprised of brothers Will, Ollie and Tim Walter. The band released their debut album ‘Under The Volcano’ back in 2014 and earlier this year, an EP entitled ‘Every So Often’.
When and where? 18:50 on Sunday at the Kashmir Café
Ever is an Isle Of Wight based electronic singer-songwriter and her new single ‘Silence is Petty, Bitter’s not Pretty’ is set to be released at the end of this month. Ever was our track of the day back in February with the track ‘Bones’.
When and where? 15:25 on Sunday at Jack Rocks This Feeling
Indie pop funk band Clay are a Yorkshire based four piece. The band released single ‘Stay Calm’ a few months ago around the time they supported High Tyde on tour. The band have also toured with Kassassin Street and played the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival.