Isle Of Wight Festival announces new Big Top stage

The Isle Of Wight Festival has announced a second stage, which will be called Rock At The Big Top.

Feeder, Sugababes, The Stranglers and The Australian Pink Floyd are the first acts to be announced for the Circus-style arena, which will have room for 5,000 fans.

It is the first time the Isle Of Wight Festival has entertained the idea of a major alternative to the main stage. Previously, the only other music areas were boutique areas like the Strongbow Cider House and Bacardi B-Live bars.

The Stranglers will play the Big Top on the Friday, Sugababes and The Australian Pink Floyd on the Saturday, while Feeder are booked for the Sunday.

The sold out Isle Of Wight Festival takes place at Seaclose Park, Newport, from 13-15 June.

Other acts include headliners Kaiser Chiefs, Sex Pistols and The Police, along with Lily Allen, The Enemy, James, Kate Nash, Iggy And The Stooges, The Zutons, KT Tunstall, Ian Brown, The Kooks, N.E.R.DThe Hoosiers and Scouting For Girls.