Super Sunday: Simple Minds for Isle of Wight

Pigeon Detectives, The Script and more confirmed

Super Sunday: Simple Minds for Isle of Wight

Photographer: Sara Bowrey30 March 2009

The Scottish rockers, renowned for their live shows and such anthems as ‘Alive and Kicking’, top a mighty cast-list to see out the weekend.

Front-man Jim Kerr had this to say: “We are very excited about playing the Isle of Wight. This is the first time Simple Minds have played the festival, so as you can imagine, we’re really looking forward to it. We’ll be performing songs from our new ‘Graffiti Soul’ album and some classics gems.”

Leeds quintet Pigeon Detectives and Irish chart-toppers The Script have also been announced for the festival’s final day, joining headliner Neil Young and alternative godfathers the Pixies who were previously confirmed.

The list of new names and indeed the bill for Sunday 14 June concludes with Welsh comedic-rappers Goldie Lookin' Chain who are pencilled in for a memorable set alongside Judy Collins and Arno Carstens.


This year's other headliners are The Prodigy, Sterophonics and Razorlight with the likes of Maximo Park, White Lies and many more bands confirmed.

Click here for the latest Isle Of Wight Festival line-up.

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 for IOW Festival tickets.

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