Pixies only 2009 UK Festival appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival

14-03-2009 Hailed as one of the most influential alternative bands of all time, Pixies will bring their unique mix of punk and surf rock to this year’s Isle of Wight Festival for a UK festival exclusive performance that will rock the audience to their core on Sunday 14th June.  

After paying tribute to the legendary Neil Young throughout their career, Pixies will take to the main stage ahead of the musical hero who is filling the top slot and closing the festival. Pixies are sure to perform a scorching set of their cult classics at what is set to be another Isle of Wight Festival to remember!

Formed in 1986, Pixies' extreme dynamics, roaring guitars and male-female harmonies proved one of the touchstones of '90s alternative rock and influenced a whole generation of guitar bands and inadvertently spawned grunge.

The Boston four piece will join an already fantastically diverse line up which sees The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, The Ting Tings and Pendulum playing up a storm on Friday night. Saturday is just as impressive with Stereophonics and Razorlight rocking the Solent with Neil Young bringing the festival to a close on Sunday night.

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 12th – 14th June at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. To buy your tickets visit www.redfunnel.co.uk/iwfestival. Weekend tickets including camping are £152.50 for adults and £77.50 for children. Non-camping tickets are available for £132.50 for adults and £67.50 for children. All prices include a handling fee and secure postage.

Why not book your car ferry travel at the same time? By booking with Red Funnel now, not only will you find the widest choice of available sailings, but you'll also secure the cheapest fare. Travelling as a foot passenger? You can also buy your shuttle bus travel to the festival site with Red Funnel. Return tickets cost £8.50 for adults and £4.25 for children.

Travelling to the Isle of Wight is easy with Red Funnel. Vehicle ferries run regularly around the clock from Southampton which is within easy reach of the M3 and M27. For further information visit www.redfunnel.co.uk, or call 0844 844 9988.