Exclusive Interview: Rothwell talks about her love of festivals as she gets ready to perform at the Isle of Wright Festival

We LOVE Rothwell here at CelebMix, so we were more than happy to have a chat with her recently as she gets ready to help the Isle of Wight festival celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Ella Rothwell is in her own words “West country born and raised.” She remembers watching The Enemy perform at Glastonbury and them being “sick”, she also got to see Beyonce perform THAT amazing set at Glasto which she remembers as being “incredible”. We get the distinct feeling that Rothwell has a deep love for all things festival related as she managed to catch Phil Collins at BST in Hyde Park last summer and describes the experience as “incredible”.

This weekend Rothwell is heading to the Isle of Wight festival, which is celebrating its 50th birthday with (in our opinion )one the best lineups it has ever had. Rothwell will perform at the festival along with some of our other favourites The Script, Camila Cabello, Louise, The Killers and Tokio Myers. Rothwell is “Really looking forward to LANY, Sigrid, Blossoms, Wild Front & The Killers!” 

This is the second year in a row that Rothwell has graced the stage at the Isle of Wight festival, she performed last year on the  Hard Rock Cafe stage. This year she will take the stage twice this year. Both her sets will be on Saturday.  She will perform on the “Big Top” stage and in her own words will do a “sneaky little set” at the Aussie Hair tent.

Rothwell enjoys performing at different size stages at festivals like the Isle of Wight.”I think its part of the fun! It’s also a great opportunity to meet other musicians at a similar stage in their career and to have a good old drink with everyone. Gives you some great practice of how to work a stage and a festival audience.”

As an artist who not only loves performing at festivals but attending them, Rothwell knows what she likes when it comes to enjoying herself at a festival. “You’ll definitely find me with a pint of cider in hand and most probably a burger in the other. Love to try and find a bit of falafel too. I Just like to have as much fun as possible but will ALWAYS be prepared with a raincoat!”  Aside from a raincoat, she’s “all about the Fila Crop top” and is “loving the 90s vibe that everyone’s bringing back”.

Her top three festival must-haves? “Face wipes, hand sanni and GLITTER (bio degradable obvi)”.

If you aren’t going to the Isle of Wight festival this year you can catch Rothwell at some of her other gigs throughout the summer. Where you can catch her performing her latest single.

As well as her hit “Velvet Heart” which is at the time of writing is number “28” on the iTunes top 100 chart, thanks to it being played in a recent episode of Love Island.

The Isle of Wight festival runs from 24th-26th June. It will be aired on Sky Arts. 

Rothwell’s latest single Left Me at the Party is out NOW!

Let us know if you’re attending the Isle of Wight festival and if you’re going to catch one of Rothwell’s sets over on @CelebMix.







Written by Kelly McFarland

Likes to post in black and white on Instagram. Avid Tea drinker, preferably Yorkshire Tea or Lipton Iced Tea and lover of Pop Culture. Contact: kelly@celebmix.com