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Promoter claims IoW Festival 'will be best in 2013'

Wed 13 Mar 2013

Promoter claims IoW Festival 'will be best in 2013'

Promoter for the Isle of Wight (IoW) Festival John Giddings has claimed his event is set to be the best musical showpiece on the island this year.

According to Mr Giddings, with confirmed acts including Bon Jovi, The Killers and The Stone Roses, 2013 is set to be a major year for IoW festivalgoers.

"The idea of Bon Jovi came to me during Bruce Springsteen's set last year. I thought who the hell can I think of that can perform for this length of time at this level," he told the Southern Daily Echo.

"I've seen Bon Jovi before and know how good they are. And The Killers I've wanted for a long time and even more when I saw them live before Christmas. They are up there with Coldplay and U2 in terms of live acts."

Set to run from June 13th to 16th and expecting in excess of 55,000 visitors in 2013, the IoW Festival will also witness performances by The Script, Rizzle Kicks, Emeli Sande, Blondie, I Am Kloot, The Happy Mondays, Example + DJ Wire and many more artists.

It promises to be an eclectic mix of musicality to suit the tastes of all festivalgoers, with tickets still available for weekend camping and day visits.

Moreover, Mr Giddings noted that future dream additions to the line-up would definitely include the likes of Fleetwood Mac and the Arctic Monkeys.

Meanwhile, an array of the best unsigned musical acts in the UK are also set to be given the chance to perform centre stage at this year's IoW Festival, with the hunt now on to find the most talented unsigned groups across the UK.

Mr Giddings said: "It's great to give up and coming musicians an opportunity to showcase in front of the Isle of Wight Festival audience. Wouldn't it be great for one of them to headline one day!"ADNFCR-3083-ID-801555995-ADNFCR

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