Wheatus are set to appear as special guests at the Kashmir Tent at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival.

Wheatus are most famous for their hit Teenage Dirtbag, released in the 2000. Since it’s appearance on You Tube, it has been viewed 100 million times, proving it’s lasting popularity. They are playing on Saturday afternoon at the Seaclose Park event.

They’ll join a host of Island musicians playing the popular venue at the Isle of Wight Festival. Now in it’s 10th year. the Kashmir Tent is run entirely by volunteers to benefit Newport based arts centre, Quay Arts.

Paul Armfield of Quay Arts said:

“Kashmir Cafe is crucially important to Quay Arts for a number of reasons, firstly, it allows us to expand our artistic programme beyond the gallery walls and to show off a fine selection of island musical and artistic talent to a much wider audience. With the help of the amazing team of volunteers we also get to give everyone who enters the tent a warm dose of Island hospitality and a taste of our wonderful beer. In return, Quay Arts gets thrown a lifeline of cash that presently ensures that we can keep our doors open. Everybody benefits!”

plastic-mermaids-piym-vid-photoIsland musicians Plastic Mermaids, Lauran Hibberd will join festival favourites Tankus the Henge and Willie and the Bandits to swell the ranks of over 40 acts playing the Kashmir Tent at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival.


Kashmir stage curator Doug Alldred said:

“Everyone who comes and volunteers at Kashmir Café works incredibly hard to make the stage the success it is, and we’re hugely grateful to John Giddings and the Isle of Wight Festival for supporting us. This year we’ve really pushed the boat out on our lineup with Island based talent like Plastic Mermaids, festival favourites Wille & The Bandits and Tankus the Henge, and of course the biggest band we’ve ever squeezed onto our stage the amazing Wheatus! We’re really looking forward to the festival, and continuing to support Quay Arts’ provision of arts and culture on the Island!”

The Isle of Wight Festival runs from 8-11 June at Seaclose Park.