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Big Country to perform with Elizabeth McGovern at Isle of Wight Festival

Thu 15 Mar 2012

Big Country to perform with Elizabeth McGovern at Isle of Wight Festival

Music fans looking forward to the Isle of Wight Festival this summer will be able to see a special performance by Big Country at the event, with the band set to be joined on stage by Downton Abbey actress Elizabeth McGovern.

The star of the small screen has her own band Sadie & The Hot Heads and they will also be playing for the revellers on the island over the course of the weekend.

Big Country will be performing all the old classics during their show at the event and may even show off some new tracks, as they are currently working on material for a studio album for the first time in 13 years.

John Giddings, promoter of the Isle of Wight Festival, stated he has been a fan of Big Country since Once Upon A Time In America.

He added the festival will be rolling out the red carpet for McGovern, who plays Lady Cora in the hugely popular ITV drama series Downton Abbey.

"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," said the actress.

Big Country's Tony Butler noted the group has a proud history of working with some of the best female vocalists around, including Kate Bush and Eddi Reader.

"Having the opportunity to have Elizabeth perform with us at the Isle of Wight Festival is going to be really cool," he said.

The band have been confirmed as taking up a slot on the main stage on the Saturday afternoon of the event, which takes place from June 21st to 24th this summer after moving forward from its usual slot in order to avoid clashes with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are the headline acts for the weekend.

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