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Isle of Wight Festival 2010: Jay-Z and The Strokes on bill


Story by Jack Foley

JAY-Z, The Strokes, Blondie, Pink, Orbital and Squeeze have all been confirmed for The Isle of Wight Festival 2010!

Tickets for the event, which takes place between June 11 and 13, go on sale at 9am on Friday, December 4. To buy your tickets visit

Weekend tickets, including camping, are £163.50 for adults and £85 for children. Children 6 and under are free but must be booked with at least one adult ticket. Non-camping tickets are available for £143.50 for adults and £75 for children. All prices include a handling fee and secure postage.

Following the release of his 11th studio album The Blueprint 3 this year, rap and hip-hop idol Jay-Z will headline the main stage on Friday, June 11.

Headlining the main stage on Saturday, June 12 are New York City’s finest The Strokes. Having just picked up the ‘NME Album of the Decade Award’ for their 2001 debut album Is This It the band are poised for an explosive return.

True icons Blondie, who were inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, will make a guest appearance at the Festival on Saturday.

The special guest on Sunday, June 13 will be worldwide superstar Pink who is sure to Get The Party Started. With over 23 million album sales under her belt Pink is one of the most popular artists of the decade.

The Big Top is in for a treat on Saturday as Orbital bring their renowned live show to the headline slot.

Getting the crowd into the festival mood will be cool cats Squeeze who will entertain the Big Top on Thursday night as a special treat for campers before the weekend officially gets in full swing.

Festival-goers who book on Friday should also consider booking their car ferry travel at the same time. By booking with Red Funnel, not only will you find the widest choice of available sailings, but you’ll also secure the cheapest fare.

And if you’re travelling as a foot passenger, you can also buy your shuttle bus travel to the festival site with Red Funnel. Return tickets cost £10.