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Tom Petty added to Isle of Wight Festival bill

Tue 6 Dec 2011

Tom Petty added to Isle of Wight Festival bill

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have been confirmed as the headliners of the opening night of the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival.

The US group will be taking to the stage on June 22nd 2012 and are the second of the bill-toppers to have been announced, after Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were added for the last evening of the event.

Festival curator John Giddings explained he is proud to be able to reveal the confirmation of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for their first major show in the UK for two decades.

He said: "It has taken years to achieve but I'm sure it will be worth the wait - they are one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time."

Mr Giddings recently told eFestivals he is looking to book an all-American line-up of headliners for the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival and this is now coming together with both Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers booked to perform on the island.

The latter group have been enjoying something of a resurgence recently, with their tour of North America last year their most successful ever.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have enjoyed hit singles in each of the last few decades.

Songs they are likely to play during their headline show at the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival include Don't Do Me Like That, Refugee, Free Fallin, Mary Jane's Last Dance and I Won't Back Down, which is their most successful single release in the UK.

Acts also set to play at the Isle of Wight Festival next year include Example, Elbow, Biffy Clyro, Noah and the Whale and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, along with Madness and The Vaccines.

Posted by Steph WhiteADNFCR-3083-ID-801230570-ADNFCR

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