The stunning line-up for this year’s Isle of Wight Festival is now complete. The final additions are rock powerhouses’ O.A.R, band du jour Detroit Social Club, the uber cool Local Natives and crowd pleasers Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel. Also joining them are NME Award winners The Big Pink, critic's favourite Bombay Bicycle Club, one to watch Semi Precious Weapons (who are currently touring with Lady Gaga) and veteran punk rockers The Members.
This means that between 11th - 13th June, over fifty of the hottest names in music will be making their way, by plane, train, boat or bus to Seaclose Park on the Isle of Wight to give festival goers a weekend they won’t forget and start the 2010 festival season in style. This year’s awesome line-up includes international superstars Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, The Strokes, Blondie, Pink and Orbital, superb homegrown talent Florence + The Machine, Editors, Paloma Faith, La Roux and Marina and the Diamonds, firm festival favourite’s Biffy Clyro, Crowded House and James as well as a plethora of hotly tipped artists including The Courteeners, The Coronas, Noah and the Whale and I Blame Coco
In keeping with the festival’s reputation for putting together a truly eclectic weekend, featuring more musical genres than you could shake a stick at, this year Spandau Ballet, Suzi Quatro, The Saturdays and Daisy Dares You are also set to perform.
This year the festival will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, which was his last major performance before he died. In his honour the ultimate Hendrix tribute act, Are You Experienced?, will open the weekend over in the Big Top with a special performance just for campers on Thursday night.
It’s not all about the music however, this year as World Cup fever sweeps the nation, another festival first will take place over in the Field of Dreams which will host special screenings of all the key matches.
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Detroit Social Club - Main Stage, Sunday 13th June
Local Natives - Big Top, Sunday 13th June
Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel - Big Top, Sunday 13th June
O.A.R - Big Top, Saturday 12th June
The Big Pink - Big Top, Sunday 13th June
Bombay Bicycle Club - Big Top, Saturday 12th June
Semi Precious Weapons - Big Top, Thursday 10th June (special treat for weekend campers)
The Members - Big Top, Thursday 10th June (special treat for weekend campers)