The historic Isle of Wight Festival returns for its ninth edition since its resurrection with a diverse, heavyweight billing.
Jay-Z will headline the main stage on Friday 11th June with The Strokes on Saturday 12th. Whilst Sunday's headliner is yet to be revealed, they will be sharing the stage with 'special guest' Pink. Veterans Blondie will make an appearance on the Saturday.
The Big Top will be treated to a spectacular Saturday night headline set from recently reformed dance legends Orbital.
Entertaining the earlybirds on the Thursday night in the Big Top will be Squeeze.
John Giddings, the festival's director says: “Ever since I heard the first Strokes album, I've wanted them for the Isle of Wight. Jay-Z and Pink are two of the best live acts I have ever seen and the Blondie hits speak for themselves. I can't wait!”
The festival will take place from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th June 2010 in Seaclose Park, Newport.
Tickets go on sale Friday 4th December on this website, priced as follows:
Adult camping £150
Adult non-camping £130
Child camping £75
Child non-camping £65
NB. This year all children 6 and under will be free of charge, but will still need to book in advance in order to receive a wristband.
Absolute Radio is doing an exclusive pre-sale for Isle of Wight Festival tickets on Thursday 4th December from 9am, a whole day ahead of the tickets going on national sale. Go to www.absoluteradio.co.uk/tickets or call 0330123 1215 for more information.
Ferries tickets from Red Funnel are on sale now with festival tickets available from Friday. Book now to avoid the rush and the disappointment of not being able to get onto the Island.
Check back soon for the ticket links and stay posted to Virtual Festivals for the fastest announcements, confirmations and rumours over the coming weeks. We'll see you there!