Next year’s Isle of Wight Festival, taking place on the Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July, is predicted to draw over 60,000 people to the landmark musical event.
The Stone Roses are set to headline the opening night of the festival with Bon Jovi scheduled to bring it to an inevitably rocking close. As of yet it is unconfirmed who will be headlining on Saturday.
Speaking about their upcoming performance, lead singer Jon Bon Jovi said: “The Isle of Wight Festival is legendary and we’re excited to join in the long tradition of Rock ‘n’ Roll history. We are honoured to be the headliners on the Main Stage Sunday night. This will mark our first visit to the island and I expect it will prove to be a highlight of our tour and of 2013.”
John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, spoke about having Bon Jovi coming to the Isle of Wight: “I can’t imagine a better rock band with more hits to close our Sunday night. The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen are hard acts to follow – but I think they’ll do it!”
He also commented on why the Stone Roses were selected to close the opening night: “When you talk about the soundtrack of our lives, the Stone Roses are embedded in it. I am so proud to get them to our island – they will kick the weekend off with a bang!”
Fans are already brimming with excitement over the announced headline acts, and will no doubt be counting down the days until they can flock to the historic venue, hastily pitch their tents and become immersed in the music of two of the biggest bands in the industry.
Tickets are available to buy now from the Isle of Wight Festival website: http://www.isleofwightfestival.com/tickets. And my advice is to get them while they’re hot, because with bands of this calibre confirmed it’s a dead cert that tickets won’t be around for long!