Also joining the line up on Sunday 24th are alternative rock band Band of Skulls and award winning singer and guitarist Joan Armatrading.
For the first time, on Friday 22nd June the Isle of Wight Festival 2012 will host a dance night in the atmospheric Big Top and headlining are the unique Groove Armada present Red Light who will bring their 4-deck, multi F-X, audiovisual DJ experience to the Festival. Watch this space, as more top acts will be announced in the New Year. Sunday 24th June sees the loud guitars and larger than life drumming of Black Stone Cherry, Spector, Zulu Winter, The Milk and Switchfoot turn up the heat.
Appearing on the Garden Stage will be festival favourites the Brit Floyd who are headlining on Thursday 21st June. The exceptional Crystal Castles will headline on Friday 22nd June withPenguin Prison. Headlining on Saturday 23rd June will be The Charlatans, an inspirational force in British music who will be performing their iconic album Tellin’ Stories in full. American punk rock band X and singer-songwriter Terry Reid also join the line-up.
For those wanting to celebrate the summer in style, look no further than the Isle of Wight Festival 2012! Known around the globe as one of the most important dates on the cultural calendar and famed for being a truly remarkable weekend of eclectic music & fun, this year’s Festival will be no exception… To get up to the minute tweets and all the latest updates, exclusive news, videos & interviews on the Festival head over to the official Isle of Wight Festival Facebook site Facebook.com/iwfestival and follow us on Twitter @IsleofWightFest.
2012 LINE UP:
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS · PEARL JAM · BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND · GROOVE ARMADA PRESENT RED LIGHT · THE DARKNESS · ELBOW · BIFFY CLYRO · NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS · EXAMPLE · TINIE TEMPAH · NOAH AND THE WHALE · THE VACCINES · FEEDER · MADNESS · LABRINTH · BAND OF SKULLS · JOAN ARMATRADING · PROFESSOR GREEN · WRETCH 32 · BLACK STONE CHERRY · LOICK ESSIEN · CLEMENT MARFO & THE FRONTLINE · SPECTOR · ZULU WINTER · THE MILK · SWITCHFOOT · BOYCE AVENUE · BRIT FLOYD · CRYSTAL CASTLES · THE CHARLATANS TELLIN’ STORIES · PENGUIN PRISON · THE CHRISTIANS · TERRY REID