Isle of Wight Festival insiders have revealed that there will be two posthumous headliners on the bill in 2019.
Hip-hop royalty Tupac Shakur and the former “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson, will be beamed onto the main stage during Friday and Saturday night using cutting edge projection technology borrowed from Ryde Academy.
An insider revealed: “These are two acts that John Giddings has long craved on the bill, but it appeared that the opportunity had dissolved with their untimely deaths.
“Thankfully the technology has now progressed to such an extent that we can beam up two of their Isle of Man concerts of the past, dubbing the word ‘Wight’ in place of ‘Man’, with any vulgarity replaced by white noise.”
With 95% of the budget committed to securing the posthumous bill toppers, local artists including Derek Sandy and Simon Ledger have agreed to step up and fill all of the remaining slots, with 1990’s girl band and noughties Butlins royalty Cleopatra closing the festival on Sunday night.