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17 March 2023

Peter Hook & The Light Added To 2023 Isle Of Wight Line-Up

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Peter Hook & The Light are among the latest additions to the line-up of the 2023 Isle Of Wight festival, due to take place at Seaclose Park, Newport between 15-18 June.

This year’s headliners are Pulp, George Ezra, The Chemical Brothers, and Robbie Williams. Sheffield rockers Pulp will return to Seaclose Park for the first time in 12 years to headline the main stage on the Friday night. Green Green Grass hitmaker Ezra co-headlines on Saturday night with The Chemical Brothers.

And former Take That star Robbie Williams will play a UK festival exclusive, closing out the festival on the Sunday night.

Williams said: “There is something magic about a British festival…us Brits know how to bring the energy. I am thrilled to be headlining the iconic Isle of Wight Festival, it’s a real honour. I can’t wait.”

Sam Ryder, Blondie, Niall Horan, Sugababes, N-Dubz, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Anne-Marie, Sam Ryder, Mika and James Bay will also appear at the festival. Meanwhile, the Big Top stage will feature performances from Example and The Reytons.

Former Joy Division and New Order bassist Hook was in the news last week as he joined The Smashing Pumpkins for the finale of their headlining set at The World Is A Vampire festival in Mexico. Hook joined the veteran grungers for a cover of the Joy Division song, No Love Lost.

The Isle Of Wight gig is part of a run of UK dates for Hook, see below.

Peter Hook & The Light 2023 UK touring schedule:

Easter Homecoming Weekend – The Albert Hall Manchester
April 6th – Unknown Pleasures & Movement
Friday 7th April – Closer & Power, Corruption & Lies
Saturday 8th April – Joy Division & New Order’s Substance

Joy Division : A Celebration – Unknown Pleasures & Closer

April 13th – O2 Academy, Edinburgh
April 14th – Old Fire Station, Carlisle
April 15th – Foundry, Sheffield
April 20th – Junction. Cambridge
April 21st – Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa
April 22nd – Tramshed, Cardiff
April 27th – 1865, Southampton
April 28th – Sub89, Reading
April 29th – Cheese & Grain, Frome
May 27th – Interzone, O2 City Hall, Newcastle (Festival Set)
June 17th – Sign Of The Times, Hertfordshire (Festival Set)
July 7th – Rochester Castle, Rochester (with Soft Cell)
July 21st – Forest Fest, County Laois, Ireland (Festival Set)
August 24th – Solfest, Cumbria (Festival Set)
October 14th – Eventim Apollo, London

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