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The Stereophonics have become one of the UK's best selling rock groups and
have a huge following. They will be joining the legendary David Bowie who
will also be headlining at the festival on Sunday 13th.
The 2004 Festival is the third Isle Of Wight Festival since it has been
revived. The Isle of Wight Festivals at the end of the 1960's were a series
of legendary events featuring Bob Dylan, The Who, Free, The Doors, Joni
Mitchell, Jefferson Airplane culminating in 1970 with 600,000 hippies
descending on the island to see Jimi Hendrix perform his penultimate
concert. As documented in the film 'Message to Love' and celebrated in songs
such as Oasis 'F***ing in the Bushes', the event has played a major part in
shaping the music festivals we know today and was the European answer to
The historic festival returned in 2002 after a 32 year absence and featured
The Charlatans, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, Ash, Starsailor, The Coral and
local heroes The Bees. In 2003 Paul Weller, Starsailor, Iggy Pop, Counting
Crows, Bryan Adams and Cooper Temple Clause, John Squire, The Thrills, The
Darkness, Hell is for Heroes and The Raveonettes rocked the island.
Due to the continued success of this festival, next year's event has been
extended to three days and will run from Friday 11th June to Sunday 13th.
The festival will take place in Seaclose Park, Newport.
Tickets available from: www.ticketzone.co.uk or 08705 321 321 75 pounds
weekend ticket, 35 pounds day tickets, 15 pounds camping voucher (thurs,
fri, sat, sun) 75 pounds for camper van voucher.
- SCHRADE in Akron
The Council For Secular Humanism