Weller brings entertainment to festival

By Emily Pearce

Monday, January 21, 2013


Weller brings entertainment to festival

Paul Weller will be playing at this year's Isle of Wight Festival.

MODFATHER Paul Weller is the latest act to be added to the Isle of Wight Festival bill.

Best known for fronting The Jam and The Style Council, his hits include Going Underground, Town Called Malice and That's Entertainment, he will join the main stage line up on Friday night, playing as a special guest ahead of headliners The Stone Roses.

A legendary guitarist and songwriter with an acclaimed solo career, Weller said: "It’s been a while since I've played the Isle of Wight Festival and I’m excited to be playing it this year. It’s a great way to kick off the summer."

Promoter Jon Giddings said: "If you like music, you like Paul Weller. He is one of the greatest singer songwriters this country has produced and we are proud to bring him to our small island — we have plenty of pebbles on a beach for him!!"

Other acts announced today (Monday) by festival bosses include US pop star Ke$ha, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Kodaline, Devlin, Little Angels, Lawson, Ian Hunter and Gypsy Queens.

They join headliners The Stone Roses, Bon Jovi and The Killers.

The Isle of Wight Festival 2013 will be held at Seaclose Park from June 13 to 16.

For further information and tickets, visit www.isleofwightfestival.com


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23rd January 2013, at 12:10:36

....correct Mark

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by Mark Hitchman

23rd January 2013, at 07:21:13

Mr Justice, he's only played once, and that was the second not the first. The licence isn't for 90,000 tickets, it's for a total of 90,000 people including security, staff etc. So wrong on both counts. Just be grateful we have this and the Bestival, the only promotion this Island gets these days that's positive.

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22nd January 2013, at 19:39:49

Come to think of it, by your reckoning, Paul Weller must be pretty matey with my mate Michael Eavis too - cos' he's down Pilton way a lot too.....

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22nd January 2013, at 19:37:21

Own up - you've got a 'thing' about John Giddings !! AND, nothing's like Glastonbury....nothing!

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22nd January 2013, at 11:00:40

....stick to Download my friend, plenty of that brain-dead stuff there !!!

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by Steve Wright

22nd January 2013, at 01:14:04

Get Metallica on the bill, not this Mod ****....

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21st January 2013, at 18:50:57

Guaranteed sell-out this year - despite the constant wingeing from Islanders.

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