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Jessie J joins Isle of Wight Festival bill

Fri 20 Jan 2012

Jessie J joins Isle of Wight Festival bill

Music fans heading to the Isle of Wight Festival later in the year will be able to see a performance by pop star Jessie J during their time at the event after she was added to the bill.

The organisers of the event, which is set to be held on the Isle of Wight from June 22nd to 24th, confirmed that she will be taking to the main stage on the Saturday night.

She will be performing hits such as Price Tag and the number one smash Do It Like A Dude before Tinie Tempah is on stage for his own slot later in the evening.

Jessie J is one of the UK's biggest pop acts at the moment and it was recently revealed she will be a coach on the BBC talent programme The Voice UK, while the organisers of the Brit Awards confirmed she is nominated in three categories, including Best British Single for Price Tag.

The star could also take the prizes for Best British Breakthrough Artist - after she sold hundreds of thousands of copies of her debut album Who You Are in 2011 - and Best Female Solo Act, which she is up for along with Adele, Kate Bush, Laura Marling and Florence and the Machine.

Tinie Tempah may be set for a collaboration with the singer live at the Isle of Wight Festival, as both of the artists have worked with other musicians already in their careers.

Other new additions to the bill of the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival include Magnetic Man, who will be taking to the stage in the Big Top, headlining Saturday's line-up in that arena.

The dubstep act is sure to draw a huge crowd of revellers as they showcase tracks such as I Need Air and Perfect Stranger, both of which went into the top 20 of the UK singles charts.

Their booking comes as part of a commitment by the curator of the Isle of Wight Festival John Giddings, who has stated he wanted to book more dance and urban-type groups for 2012.

He has come through on his promise with the news Magnetic Man will be playing at the event, on a bill in the Big Top that features similar artists such as Wretch 32 and Professor Green.

Meanwhile, Kelis has also been named as one of the stars who will be travelling to the Isle of Wight this June in order to perform at the festival, taking a slot in the Big Top on Friday night.

The Milkshake star will be on in the arena in the evening, before Groove Armada bring a special performance to the area of the festival later on.

More names have also been added to the line-up for the Garden Stage at the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival, with the biggest of them arguably the British indie band The Charlatans, who will be headling on the Saturday night, following a show by Miles Kane.

Best Coast and Dry The River will also be taking to the stage over the course of the weekend, along with The Real D'Coy, The Christians and Terry Reid.

The new acts join a bill that is headlined by a heavyweight trio of US rock bands - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Pearl Jam and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Other bands to be performing on the Isle of Wight during the event include The Vaccines, Biffy Clyro, Elbow, Madness, Noah and the Whale and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Labrinth, Feeder, Band of Skulls and Joan Armatrading will also be playing on the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival this June.

Posted by Jon NobleADNFCR-3083-ID-801270836-ADNFCR

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