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Excitement builds for Isle of Wight Festival

Mon 10 Jun 2013

Excitement builds for Isle of Wight Festival

This weekend's Isle of Wight Festival is set to kick off another summer of huge outdoor music events in the UK, with acts such as The Killers, Bon Jovi and Blondie due to perform.

Running from Friday June 14th to June 16th, the event will also feature a headline performance from The Stone Roses and sets from the likes of Paul Weller, Emeli Sande, Bloc Party, The Script and Ellie Goulding.

Meanwhile, acts such as Example, Ghostpoet, Damian Lazarus and Derrick Carter will perform in the dance tent.

As the first major festival of the season, the event is expected to attract revellers from far and wide. Thousands of ticket-holders will be hoping for sunshine when they travel to the Seaclose Park site.

Festival organiser John Giddings told NME that improvements have been made to ensure the site is more resilient to adverse weather conditions, as heavy rainfall caused severe problems with flooding at last year's event.

"I'm excited about the fact that I've expanded the car parks and created some proper roads into the entrances and exits so I can never have a repeat of what happened last year," he explained.

However, early weather forecasts for this weekend are positive, with sunshine expected on each day of the festival.

Mr Giddings also said he believes this year's Isle of Wight line-up offers the perfect mix of established festival acts and newer bands that are just starting to build large fanbases.

"Six months ago we booked Bastille and Kodaline and now they're fantastic. You book acts hoping they'll come through and you know how big The Killers and Bon Jovi are already, but bigging up groups for the future is what it's all about," he told the publication.

Tickets for the festival are still available, priced at £185 for the weekend with camping. Non-camping weekend tickets can be purchased for £170, while day tickets are available for £75.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801597000-ADNFCR

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