After yesterday's addition of Kings of Leon as a headliner, the Isle of Wight Festival has named another big act to the 2011 lineup...Pulp.
Pulp will play the main stage on Saturday June 11th. The band announced last week that it would be reforming to play shows in 2011, and now we can add the Isle of Wight festival to that list.
"Pulp have decided to get together and play some concerts next summer. The shows will involve all the original members of the band (Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior & Mark Webber) and they will be playing songs from all periods of their career."
The festival is set to happen on the weekend of June 10 - 12, on the Isle of Wight in the U.K. It will be the tenth anniversary of the festival. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Nov 19.
Starting in the late 60's as a british catalyst to the new music scene, the Isle of Wight Festival quickly grew in 1969 when they landed Bob Dylan as a headliner. Big names like Joe Cocker, the Who, and Jimi Hendrix followed. By 1970, the festival brought in over half a million people and was widely regarded as the British Woodstock.
Check out the Spacelab Festival Guide for more information on the Isle of Wight Festival 2011, as well as video coverage from many festivals.