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Jun 22 2012
Newport,
Isle of Wight Festival

Rain, wind and mud didn't keep Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers from the Isle
of Wight Festival and their headlining set on Friday, the first day of the legendary
three-day festival located on an island in the English Channel.

Fans trying to reach the Isle of Wight in time for the first notes of
music Friday afternoon had their hands full with gridlock traffic all day
Thursday and early Friday that left some waiting and sleeping overnight in
their cars for more than 10 hours. Even a Heartbreakers crew bus was
entrapped, spending 12 hours getting to the festival site before working
through the night to prep for the next day's concert!

While artists including Groove Armada, Lana del Rey, Crystal Castles and
Best Coast played out on stages throughout the grounds on Friday, Feeder,
Noah & the Whale and Elbow opened things up on the Main Stage before the
house lights a few minutes after 10pm and Tom and the band hit the stage.

With the sunlight fading into night and the winds dying down, the guys
blasted through a set that made the 60,000-plus fans in attendance forget
the weather and terrible traffic. "Here Comes My Girl" was the last in a
massive three-song sing-a-long with the audience fronted by "You Wreck Me"
and " I Won't Back Down," tonight's big highlight.

Amsterdam, we're here tonight! Come out and see us and keep checking back
to the site for updates from the 2012 Summer Tour!

SET LIST
Listen to Her Heart
You Wreck Me
I Won't Back Down
Here Comes My Girl
Handle with Care
Good Enough
Oh Well
Something Big
Don't Come Around Here No More
Free Fallin'
It's Good To Be King
Something Good Coming
Learning to Fly
Yer So Bad
I Shoulda Known It
Refugee
Runnin' Down A Dream

ENCORE:
Mary Jane
American Girl

General
2012-06-22T00:00:00-07:00
Newport
Isle of Wight Festival
Country: 
GB
venue_loc_latitude: 
51.584151
venue_loc_longitude: 
-2.997664
Tour Tracks: 
I Should Have Known It
Something Good Coming
American Girl
Oh Well
Listen to Her Heart
Don't Come Around Here No More
Free Fallin'
I Won't Back Down
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Runnin' Down A Dream
Learning To Fly

Comments

bexcarmody's picture

AWW I was really looking forward to seeing him on tour again. Please get to London somehow!!
rick56's picture

This does not count as UK so lets have proper Uk dates
zoe's picture

I'm gona be there already got my ticket...love u guys soooooooooooooooooo much xxx
seth34h's picture

Oh my my, oh hell yes!
timhonan's picture

Oh YA!!!

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