SEACLOSE PARK, NEWPORT (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Isle Of Wight Festival, now in its sixth year since it was revived by John Giddings, has sold out faster than ever before, with all 50,000 tickets being snapped up within days.
This year’s festival line up boasts the best of British, with headline performances by the biggest selling band of 2006, Snow Patrol and Best Live Act Brit Award winners Muse on Friday and Saturday respectively. Kings of the rock ‘n’ roll scene Kasabian will appear as special guests on the Saturday, whilst GQ’s Band of the Year Keane will wow the crowd as they take to the stage as special guests on Sunday.
Also, appearing throughout the weekend are Best British Female Brit Award winner Amy Winehouse, Best British Male Brit Award winner James Morrsion, Best British Breakthrough Brit Award winners The Fratellis plus Ash and a host of the hottest newcomers around including Paolo Nutini, Wolfmother and The Feeling. With more acts to be announced including the Sunday night headliner, it’s no wonder the Isle of Wight Festival has fast become a firm festival favorite!
The headline act for Sunday has not yet been announced although speculation has been rife that it will be the Rolling Stones.
In recent years big name acts to play at the festival have included REM, Coldplay, The Who, Foo Fighters and The Prodigy.
The festival was revived in 2002 – the last of original festivals took place in 1970, when 600,000 hippies descended on the Island to see Jimi Hendrix perform what would be his penultimate concert.
The early Isle of Wight Festivals featured legendary line-ups. As well as Hendrix, artists such as Bob Dylan, The Who, The Doors and Joni Mitchell took to the stage.
Since it was re-launched in 2002 it has become more and more popular and able to attract increasingly big-name artists – so it's no surprise that everyone is talking about who Sunday's unnamed headliners will be.
The line-up so far:
Friday 8 June
Saturday 9 June
Plus special guests Kasabian
Sunday 10 June
Plus special guests Keane