IOW Festival boss: 'I'd love The Libertines to play'

Organiser John Giddings puts request out for band

Photographer:Shirlaine Forrest

Daniel Fahey - 18 November 2010

Speaking exclusively to Virtual Festivals, the event boss said that he’d ‘love’ for the
band to perform next year.

“I’d love The Libertines to come down,” said Giddings, “why not?”

The band cancelled their appearance at the festival back in 2004 because they had
split up. They then reformed again last year to play Reading and Leeds festivals.

“Please Libertines, come and play the Isle Of Wight Festival,” he added, somewhat
tongue-in-cheek. “Dear Carl and Pete, I won’t pay as much as Reading did, but I’m
sure you’ve realised that’s a one off. You’ve got the money in the bank, now you don’t
need anymore.”

Click here for the full John Giddings interview.

Kings Of Leon, Foo Fighters and Kasabian are set to headline the Isle Of Wight
Festival 2011 line-up with Pulp and The British Pink Floyd Show also confirmed.

More names are expected in the coming months.

Vodafone customers will have the chance to buy their Isle of Wight Festival 2011
tickets early, thanks to the Vodafone VIP service.

Music fans on the network can buy pre-sale tickets for the event now before the tickets
go on general sale tomorrow (19 November).

Click here to read more about Vodafone VIP.

This year tickets will be priced at £175 for an adult weekend camping, £87.50 for
children (7-13 years) and under 7s go free but require a ticket. Non-camping passes
are available too.

A ticket link will appear on Virtual Festivals when they on general sale.

Ferry tickets from Red Funnel are on sale. Book now to avoid the rush and the disappointment of not being able to get onto the Island.


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