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Primal Scream added to Isle of Wight Festival bill

Fri 24 Feb 2012

Primal Scream added to Isle of Wight Festival bill

Music fans buying tickets to the Isle of Wight Festival this summer will be treated to a headline set by Primal Scream after the band were added to the bill.

The group will be playing in the Big Top arena on the opening night of the event, June 21st, before the bash gets into full flow on the following day.

Those who were planning to head down to the Isle of Wight Festival after work on the Friday may therefore wish to reconsider as they would miss hits such as Loaded and Come Together.

"Primal Scream have influenced countless bands and artists and been widely acclaimed by critics as one of the defining groups of the 1990s," said the organisers of the Isle of Wight Festival, who confirmed some more new acts on the bill of the event.

DJ Fresh - credited widely as one of the original drum and bass musicians - will be taking to the stage in the Big Top on the Friday night of the festival, while The Pierces have been confirmed as playing on the Garden Stage on the final day.

The duo, who played at the Isle of Wight Festival last year, are headlining the last day in this area of the site, joining a line-up that already boasts names such as Beth Hart and Christina Perri.

Organisers of the event are still putting the final touches to the bill, with a number of spaces free for big acts to take up in the coming months.

But the headliners of the main stage have already been confirmed as being a trio of US rock bands, namely Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, while British artists including Elbow, Example, Jessie J and Madness will play too.

The Big Top is set to host bands such as Ash, The Darkness, Wretch 32, Magnetic Man, Professor Green, Groove Armada and Kelis over the course of the weekend.

Posted by Adam PearsonADNFCR-3083-ID-801301642-ADNFCR

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