No Oasis, Kings Of Leon for Isle Of Wight

Festival chief quashes headline rumours

No Oasis, Kings Of Leon for Isle Of Wight: No-asis for IOW Festival?

No-asis for IOW Festival?

Photographer: Bob Rose11 February 2009

Speaking to NME.com the organiser said that the event is still in negotiations with its headline artists.

When asked if Oasis or Kings Of Leon will be playing he said: "It's definitely neither of those. I can honestly tell you it's neither.

"We're negotiating with the headliners for the Saturday and Sunday. They're definitely guitar bands."


U2 and Arctic Monkeys are the most likely candidates to join Friday night headliners The Prodigy on the bill.

Giddings also revealed who might be appearing at the festival. He said: "I was thinking about booking The Zombies," he said, because they did 'Odessey And Oracle'. They're amazing, because they have musicianship. You don't have bands like that any more."

Other acts already confirmed includes Basement Jaxx, Pendulum and The Ting Tings.

Click here for the latest Isle Of Wight 2009 line-up and rumours.

Isle Of Wight Festival 2009 will take place at Seaclose Park, Newport on the Isle Of Wight from 12-14 June.

Tickets for this year's event are on sale now priced at £140 for an adult weekend pass with camping or £70 for child camping ticket.

Non-camping passes will set you back £120 for adults and £60 for children.

Click here to buy Isle Of Wight tickets.

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