Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen Headline Isle of Wight 2012

The Isle of Wight, England’s largest island, boasts a rich history of hosting music festivals. Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Joen Baez, and Leonard Cohen all played in the early days — that is until Parliament banned the festival in 1970 when rampaging hippies created a security nightmare.

A lucky break in 2002 led to a revival of the festival and the Isle of Wight Festival hasn’t looked back bringing in a decade’s worth of big names to anchor the weekend.

This year, the major headliners include grunge legends Pearl Jam blowing up Saturday night. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will kick off on Friday and “The Boss” himself, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, close out the show on Sunday.

Other artists added to the bill are Elbow, Example, Noah & The Whale, Feeder, Biffy Clyro, Madness, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The vaccines, The Christians, Professor Green, and The Darkness.

That’s a killer lineup, so expect the June 24-27, 2012 show to sell out quickly. Tickets are £190.00 (£160.00 without camping), and make sure to only go through the official site to purchase tickets or you may find yourself screwed.

via Isle of Wight Festival

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