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Macca to commemorate Jimi Hendrix at Isle of Wight Festival

Mon 24 May 2010

Macca to commemorate Jimi Hendrix at Isle of Wight Festival

Sir Paul McCartney is to commemorate Jimi Hendrix at his headline performance at the upcoming Isle of Wight Festival.

This year's event marks the 40-year anniversary of the legendary guitarist's show on the island and festival promoter John Giddings confirmed Sir Paul is set to honour his legacy at the gig.

Hendrix famously played a version of the Beatles' track Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at his show at the festival and Sir Paul will integrate one of Hendrix's hits into his set.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Mr Giddings explained: "It took Paul six weeks to agree to play this year.

"He will acknowledge Jimi Hendrix and what happened all those years ago."

Sir Paul is set to close the Isle of Wight Festival this year, while American superstars Jay-Z and The Strokes are also on the bill.

Attendees of the event will also be treated to performances from the likes of La Roux, The Saturdays, Blondie, Calvin Harris and Doves.

Posted by Steph White ADNFCR-3083-ID-19795087-ADNFCR

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