Editors are the first band confirmed to play on the Saturday of the Isle Of Wight festival, joining previously announced acts, The Prodigy, Placebo, The Rakes, and Goldfrapp on the bill.
Editors are expected to have a busy festival summer ahead of them, with the band strongly rumoured to be headlining the second stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals as well.
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The Isle Of Wight Festival 2006 takes place from Friday 9 June – Sunday 11 June at Seaclose Park, Newport.
More bands will be announced in the coming months but weekend tickets are already on sale priced £85 (£105 with camping). Under 12s go half price. Click here to buy.
2006 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 all appeared.
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 upon the island to see Jimi Hendrix perform his penultimate concert. The event has played a major part in shaping the music festivals we know today and was the European answer to Woodstock.
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