The Prodigy to headline Isle of Wight 2006
Photographer: Karen McBride22 November 2005
The Prodigy will headline the festival's opening night on Friday 9th June. It will mark the fifth event since the festival's reincarnation in 2002, during which time the likes of David Bowie, R.E.M, Faithless, The Who, Supergrass, Razorlight, Travis and The Magic Numbers have appeared.
The Prodigy are currently celebrating Platinum sales with their fifth album 'Their Law - The Singles' going straight into the UK Album Charts at number 1 last month and already selling over 300,000 copies. They kicked off their current tour last week in Dublin- see www.theprodigy.com for more details. The band has also just been voted 'Best Festival Dance Act' in the UK Festival Awards 2005, following electric performances this summer.
The Isle of Wight Festivals at the end of the 1960's were a series of legendary events featuring Bob Dylan, The Who, Free, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Jefferson Airplane culminating in 1970 with 600,000 hippies descending on the island to see Jimi Hendrix perform his penultimate concert. As documented in the film 'Message to Love' and celebrated in songs such as Oasis' 'F***ing in the Bushes', the event has played a major part in shaping the music festivals we know today and was the European answer to Woodstock.
The festival will take place from Friday 9th June - Sunday 11th June at Seaclose Park, Newport. Stay posted for more announcements.