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Isle of Wight Festival 'is a huge gig for a band'

Fri 28 May 2010

Isle of Wight Festival 'is a huge gig for a band'

Playing at the Isle of Wight Festival has been described as a "huge gig" for a band.

Christian O'Connoll, the presenter of the Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio, stated that even established bands would see the festival as a big event.

He was speaking as a competition to offer a band the opportunity to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival draws close to an end.

London six-piece The Touch are one of the three remaining acts in with a chance to win a spot at the bash, which takes place at Newport's Seaclose Park from June 11th-13th 2010.

Singer Jon Baker told the Croydon Guardian that the band recently held its first rehearsal together for more than 20 years.

"It all clicked back into place," he said.

Waterburner and Runaway are the other two acts competing with The Touch for the chance to play at the Isle of Wight Festival, on a bill which is this year topped by Sir Paul McCartney, Jay-Z and The Strokes.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-19806543-ADNFCR

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