The Isle of Wight Festival are once again pledging to support emerging talent by teaming up with HOT VOX to find a talented new artist to perform at this year’s festival, which takes place 21st – 24th June at Seaclose Park, Newport.

This year’s lineup features headliners Depeche Mode, The Killers, Kasabian and Liam Gallagher. The Script, James Bay, Blossoms and Van Morrison are also set to take the stage across the weekend.

The Isle of Wight Festival ‘New Blood’ competition is open to artists and bands throughout the UK. All artists have to do to register is submit an original song they feel best represents them.

To take part in this year’s competition register your interest with this form using the details on this link – https://docs.google.com

Only the most talented submissions will go through to the Live Rounds where artists will be judged by music industry experts based on their musicianship, songwriting and fan engagement.

This year’s competition is also being supported by ReverbNation, so not only does the overall winner earn a slot at this years festival but all semi finalists will win three months free membership to ReverbNation.

On top of this, all artists that make it to the Grand Final will be invited to join ReverbNation CONNECT, an exclusive artist development program.

This year will also mark the 50th Anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival. The first event in 1968 put the festival on the map as it then grew to become 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.

Isle of Wight Festival 2018:

Friday:
Kasabian
The Script

Saturday:
Depeche Mode
Liam Gallagher
James Bay
Blossoms

Sunday:
The Killers
Van Morrison