THE Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher and Depeche Mode will headline next year’s 50th anniversary Isle of Wight Festival.

The Script, Van Morrison, Blossoms and James Bay will also perform.

Curator John Giddings told the Daily Echo: “The line-up brings together the best bands of the moment.. This is a special year as it celebrates 50 years since the festival’s first incarnation so it’s fantastic to celebrate with returning artists and those appearing for the first time.”

The Killers return to the main stage to close the festival following the release of their latest album Wonderful Wonderful, which has continued their unbroken record of Number 1s. The Las Vegas band will bring a career-spanning headline set including smash hits Mr Brightside, Somebody Told Me, When You Were Young and Human.

As well as their last four albums all topping the UK charts, Britain’s biggest rock band Kasabian are no stranger to awards, receiving the NME’s Best Live Band gong as well as accolades from the BRITs and Q magazine.

They said: “We’re hugely honoured to play at the Isle of Wight Festival. It’s kind of a big deal Jimi Hendrix played in the 70’s, 50 years on and we’re playing it! That’s pretty phenomenal, thanks for having us back! We promise Friday night will be the one!”

Rising to fame as the lead singer of Oasis, and later fronting Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher will be performing on Saturday. His debut solo album As You Were shot straight to Number 1.

One of the most influential, beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, electronic music pioneers Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records with seventeen top ten UK albums and will also take to the stage on Saturday.

Having sold-out venues across the globe, Irish exports The Script return to the Island to perform alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award winner Van Morrison and chart-toppers James Bay and Blossoms.

The Isle of Wight Festival returns to Seaclose Park in Newport from June 21 to 24.

The first events in the late 60s became world renowned for iconic performances from artists such as The Doors, The Who and Jimi Hendrix in his last ever UK show.

The festival was successfully relaunched in 2002 to become one of the most exciting weekends of the summer, continuing to build on its proud heritage with show-stopping headliners such as Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay and Fleetwood Mac.

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