Isle Of Wight might have developed an unpredictable reputation thanks to the heavens above and all their openings, but this year looks... alright. Weather reports suggest it will get breezy (especially Saturday), but not freezing, and the temperature tops out with highs of sixteen degrees celsius.
Decent weather isn’t the only new thing gracing the Isle Of Wight this year. Carling are introducing Channel Carling; a take on traditional British pub and bar entertainment, but with a modern twist. There will be all sorts erupting in the tent, from hip-hop karaoke and music quizzes to DJ sets from Heavenly Jukebox and Baggy Mondays.
Saturday night holds the biggest promise for Channel Carling, with The Charlatans’ frontman Tim Burgess taking to the decks for a two hour burst of stonewall classics. Writing books, dominating Twitter, christening coffee shops, giving free tracks to Clash and heavy touring, have made Burgess one of the busiest men in music, but he’s still found time to drop by Seaclose Park.
Burgess joins Jake Bugg, The Stone Roses, The Maccabees, Bloc Party and many more in a packed out line up. For more information on Channel Carling, head here.
Check back tomorrow for a full interview with Tim Burgess.
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