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Midge Ure to headline Isle of Wight event

Mon 14 May 2012

Midge Ure to headline Isle of Wight event

Midge Ure has been confirmed as the headline act for a music event taking place on the Isle of Wight this summer that is sure to attract thousands of people to the island.

The Ultravox frontman is topping the bill at the Rockin' the Dock bash that is set to take place at the start of the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week this August.

According to a report by the Isle of Wight County Press, he will be joined on the bill by Elkie Brooks and the show is to be held at Cowes Yacht Haven on August 9th.

It will act as the curtain-raiser for the 2012 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week event that sees tens of thousands of sailing fanatics flock to the Isle of Wight.

This year, one of the top attractions of the regatta is sure to be an appearance by Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie, who is taking part in some of the races.

Promoter Peter Troup of MouseHound Events, which is putting on the show at Cowes Yacht Haven, stated it is a "high-quality" line-up that will be appearing at the gig, which was headlined last year by Status Quo.

"We are hoping to build on the success of last year and already have in place a fabulous line-up of headline bands for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week," he said, thanking the organisers of the regatta for making the funds available to allow the concert to go ahead.

Some 2,000 early bird tickets are already on sale, while the rest are to be released later in the week and will be available from island outlets.

It was recently announced that Aberdeen Asset Management has extended its deal as the headline sponsor of Cowes Week until 2015, which secures the short-term future of the event.

Posted by Steph WhiteADNFCR-3083-ID-801362133-ADNFCR

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