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Champion whistler to open Isle of Wight Festival

Thu 10 Mar 2011

Champion whistler to open Isle of Wight Festival

The 2011 Isle of Wight Festival is set to be opened by a champion whistler.

David Morris, a 60-year-old grandfather from Oldham, won the US-based World Whistling Championships in 2003 and will warm the crowd up at the Newport event before headline sets from the likes of Kasabian, Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon.

The organiser of the festival John Giddings signed Morris up to perform at the bash after hearing him show off his talents on a live radio programme.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, the whistler revealed that it will be the biggest gig of his life.

"I am a little nervous as to how these young people will take to me. I appeal to the more classical crowd, whistling classics like Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee," said Morris.

But he added that he is looking to learn some more modern tunes to whistle at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Other bands on the bill for the June event include Beady Eye, The Script, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Tom Jones and Manic Street Preachers.

Posted by Adam Pearson ADNFCR-3083-ID-800453838-ADNFCR

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