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Perseverance leads to Isle of Wight Festival slot

Thu 20 May 2010

Perseverance leads to Isle of Wight Festival slot

A Sussex band has won a slot performing at this year's Isle of Wight Festival, due to the perseverance of one of its members.

Josh Parsons, the guitarist in Space Age Hero, spent months attempting to get in touch with the promoter of the Isle of Wight Festival John Giddings.

Parsons eventually caught up with the festival boss at a U2 concert in August last year.

Mr Giddings had previously said how he persuaded Bob Dylan to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival by going to his house to ask him in person.

After swapping e-mail addresses, Parsons convinced Mr Giddings to give his band a slot at the festival.

They will now perform on the Acoustic Stage on the Saturday of the event, which takes place from June 11th-13th 2010.

Sir Paul McCartney is set to headline the Isle of Wight Festival this year, with acts as diverse as Florence and the Machine, Editors, Mr Hudson and Spandau Ballet also on the bill. ADNFCR-3083-ID-19789470-ADNFCR

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