Kasabian to headline Isle Of Wight Festival 2011

Kasabian are the set to headline the Sunday (12 June) night of Isle Of Wight Festival 2011, when the event returns to Seaclose Park, Newport from 10-12 June.

They join Kings Of Leon, who top the Friday (10 June) night, and Saturday’s (11 June) final act Foo Fighters on the line-up.

A recently reformed Pulp will also appear alongside The British Pink Floyd Show, who will make their first ever festival appearance at the event.

"I’m over the moon. For our tenth anniversary, I’ve got the cream of today’s bands, both American and UK,"
said organiser John Giddings about the announcement.

"Kasabian weren’t touring and I love Kasabian,"
he added, "they’re one of my favourite bands. I persuaded them to come and do an exclusive for us to launch their next album.”

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.

Isle Of Wight Festival tickets go on sale tomorrow morning.

A story and links to ticket outlets will appear on Virtual Festivals when they are available.

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.