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Bruce Springsteen to play extended Isle of Wight Festival set

Thu 24 Nov 2011

Bruce Springsteen to play extended Isle of Wight Festival set

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band fans may be booking tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival, as the band will be playing for two and a half hours at the event.

Promoter of the bash John Giddings stated the booking of The Boss for the Isle of Wight Festival is a "phenomenal" coup and follows in the footsteps of groups such as The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Sir Paul McCartney who have played on the island.

He said: "You think 'who can I get to go alongside these people or rival them or be better than them?' and it's like a hall of fame."

The curator explained how the Isle of Wight Festival has been trying to secure Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for seven years and managed to do so this year after the singer heard about the event from other musicians.

Mr Giddings said: "I think he's going to play for two and a half hours, so I think you'll get something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue at that rate - value for money."

He added Springsteen is one of the greatest acts of all time and is up there in the history of rock music, so it will be great for fans to see him at the Isle of Wight Festival next year.

The promoter refused to give any hints as to the rest of the line-up at the Isle of Wight Festival, noting he is still working on booking the acts so is unable to give anything away yet.

Musicians such as Manic Street Preachers, Tom Jones, Kasabian and Pulp were among the groups to have performed at the Isle of Wight Festival last year, along with stars including Plan B, Jeff Beck, Beady Eye, The Script and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

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