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Taking to the Big Top on Thursday will be The Stranglers, Saturday finds Roachford on the Garden Stage.  Rounding off the weekend on Sunday is Steve Hackett on the main stage and Fallulah on the Garden Stage!

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Elizabeth McGovern, one of the star’s of the hit TV series Downton Abbey is to make a special guest appearance with Scottish rockers Big Country at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday 23rd June. The singer/actress will join the band for their Main Stage performance just after her debut at the Festival with her own group Sadie & The Hot Heads on The Garden Stage.

Returning to the Isle of Wight Festival for the second year running, Big Country are in the process of making their first studio album in 13 years with producers Steve Lillywhite & Youth at the helm. Joining the band on stage for a special guest performance is Elizabeth McGovern, who has also starred in ‘Once Upon A Time In America’, ‘Ragtime’, ‘Ordinary People’ and numerous movies.

Elizabeth McGovern said: “I am thrilled to be playing with such a stellar cast of musicians and look forward greatly to performing with Big Country – and of course my band Sadie & The Hot Heads.”

Big Country’s Tony Butler said: “We had a tradition of working with great female vocalists such as Kate Bush and Eddi Reader in the past, so having the opportunity to have Elizabeth perform with us at the IOW is going to be really cool.”

John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, said: “I have been a fan since ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA… as soon as I found out that Elizabeth could sing, it was a must to invite her to play at the festival, we will roll out the red carpet for Lady Cora…”

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Isle of Wight Festival 2012LANA DEL REY TO PLAY THE BIG TOP FRIDAY 22nd JUNE

The Isle of Wight Festival has announced the addition of BRIT Award winner Lana Del Rey to this year’s line up. The critically acclaimed singer songwriter will perform in the Big Top on Friday 22nd June, playing hits from her chart-topping album ‘Born to Die’. Lana Del Rey joins a host of phenomenal live acts that will take the Festival by storm, so don’t miss out on what will be one of THE hottest weekends of the year.

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Isle of Wight Festival 2012ENTER SHIKARI, KATY B, ASH AND MORE…!

Summer just got a whole lot hotter at the Isle of Wight Festival 2012 with the addition of Enter Shikari, Katy B, Ash, Pulled Apart By Horses and The Virginmarys taking to the stage in the Big Top. Plus New York Dolls, Christina Perri, Stackridge and Beth Hart join the already bursting line up on The Garden Stage.

British eclectic band Enter Shikari will be bringing their incredible electronicore sound to the Big Top ahead of Groove Armada present Red Light on Friday June 22nd. Special Guest, Katy B brings her critically acclaimed sound to the stage on Saturday June 23rd and Ash make a welcome return on Sunday 24th June. Pulled Apart By Horses and The Virginmarys will also be appearing on Sunday afternoon, making 2012 another year to remember at the Isle of Wight Festival.

The Garden Stage also adds to its exciting line up with trailblazing American rockers the New York Dolls playing Saturday, Christina Perri & Beth Hart performing on Sunday, plus Stackridge on Thursday 21st June.

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More of the hottest acts around today join the already jam-packed line up at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival. For the first time, the Festival welcomes the sensational Jessie J, who will bring her pure ghetto pop fabulosity to the Main Stage before Tinie Tempah on Saturday June 23rd. Headlining the Big Top on Saturday will be groundbreaking dubstep pioneers Magnetic Man. Bursting at the seams, The Garden Stage will host an appearance from the dapper Miles Kane on Saturday. With over 40 acts performing across three stages, join the party at the Isle of Wight Festival 2012, there’s only one place to be. Tickets are available NOW, the summer starts here.

On Friday June 22nd, the Big Top will see some massive performances under its roof, with the addition of Harlem-bred vocalist Kelis and the inimitable Caro Emerald. Next up, joining the Big Top line up on Saturday June 23rd will be the provocative London-based girl group, Stooshe.

Over on The Garden Stage the charisma-firework that is Miles Kane as well as the theatrically indie sound of The Real D’Coy, will be appearing before The Charlatans on Saturday June 23rd. LA trio Best Coast and on of the BBC’s sounds of 2012 – Dry the River will also take to the stage on Friday June 22nd.

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e-tainment news european festival blogARE YOU THINKING OF GOING TO A FESTIVAL IN THE UK NEXT YEAR?

Then you’ve come to the right place as e-tainment news together with our friends at Eventim UK have tickets for you to buy securely online for some fantastic festivals taking place across the UK next year!

First up, with Pearl Jam just announced today joining Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty we have ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2012!

Isle of Wight Festival 2012
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Next we have WIRELESS FESTIVAL 2012 taking place in London’s Hyde Park from the 6th – 8th July, tickets are on sale now for Sunday where you will see Rihanna headlining and she is joined by Calvin Harris, Labrinth and Jessie J!

Wireless Festival 2012, Hyde Park London
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And finally for today we have something for you rock and metal fans…..DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL 2012!  Celebrating it’s 10th year with headliners Black Sabbath, The Prodigy and Metallica who are playing the Black album in full!

Download Festival UK 2012
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Isle of Wight Festival 2012PEARL JAM TO HEADLINE ISLE OF WITH 2012

Isle of Wight organisers have revealed the last headline act for next year’s festival, none other than grunge legends PEARL JAM!  The band will be rocking the stage on the Saturday night at the festival celebrating their 21st birthday!

More acts are expected to be announced tomorrow!

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The Isle of Wight Festival has announced another headline act for 2012. Taking the top slot on the Festival main stage on Friday 22nd June is American rock and roll icon TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS at his side. This will be an extra special performance, as it marks the band’s FIRST ever UK festival appearance and their FIRST major UK show in 20 years. Tickets for this epic line up are on sale now click here for details

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers belong to a special class of artists. A class comprised of those few acts that have sustained decades-long careers despite the restlessness of popular music’s audience. They have scored hits in five different decades while selling tens of millions of records along the way. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during their first year of eligibility and have garnered accolades and awards too many to mention. Through it all their uncompromising integrity has never wavered while their concert tours have become things of legend.

Tom Petty has said The Heartbreakers are first a live band. Critics have said they are one of the few great live rock and roll bands still playing today. The audience spoke loudest of all in 2010 when Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ last North American tour was their most successful, attended by more people then ever before.

John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says, ‘We are proud to present Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers at the Isle of Wight Festival finally – it has taken years to achieve but I’m sure it will be worth the wait – they are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.’

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Joining the already confirmed Bruce Springsteen are Elbow, Biffy Clyro, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Elbow will be the main stage special guests on the festival’s opening day, Biffy Clyro will make a special guest appearance on the Saturday, with Noel Gallagher the main stage special guest to headliners Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band on Sunday.

Also confirmed today are Noah and the Whale who will make their main stage debut on Friday, they will be joined on the same day by Example. Returning for the second year are the Vaccines who play the main stage on Sunday. Saturday’s main stage also brings us Madness and as expected The Christians who self confirmed themselves earlier in the week will start the weekend on the Thursday night.

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Isle of Wight Festival 2012TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY AT 9AM!

Those of you who want to secure a chance to see Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in the relaxed atmosphere of the Isle of Wight Festival next year are in luck as we have a secure link for you to buy tickets when they go on sale this morning at 9am!

With more acts still to be released this is going to be on the the UK’s hottest festivals in 2012!

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The Isle of Wight Festival has announced its first headliner for 2012. The legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will take the top slot on Sunday June 24th and close the Festival with a not to be missed show. This will be Bruce Springsteen’s first visit to the Island and only his 3rd festival performance in the UK to date. Join us at the Isle of Wight Festival 2012 to witness what will be an unbelievable performance from one of the greatest artists of all time.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday 25th November.  Vodafone customers will have the chance to buy tickets during an exclusive pre-sale period from 8am Wednesday 23rd to 8am Friday 25th November. Full ticket details are on our tickets page.

Bruce Springsteen, one of the most influential artists in the world. A musical legend who records and tours with the E Street Band, Springsteen is famous around the globe for his brand of heartland rock, poetic lyrics, and American sentiments centered around his native New Jersey. Springsteen’s recordings have included both accessible rock albums and folk-oriented works and his most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run, have cemented his place in music history. The singer has sold in excess of 65 million albums in the United States alone and 120 million worldwide. He has earned numerous awards for his work, including a staggering 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award.

John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says, ‘It’s taken years to get him here, but it will have been worth the wait – he is one of the greatest acts of all time, it’s going to be a classic year…’

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Organisers have revealed that the Isle of Wight Festival will take place from the 22nd to 24th June 2012, with the usual fun on the Thursday night!

Ticket presale starts on 30th Sept with 2011 prices and a staged payment plan –