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  • December 05, 2011
    Isle Of Wight Festival Annoucement
    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are pleased to announce that they will headline the first night of the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival on Friday, June 22.

    The band's performance at the legendary UK festival is their first announced concert in 2012 and will be their first major European show in 20 years.

    The Isle of Wight Festival is one of the most prestigious events in rock 'n roll. In the late 1960s the festival drew large crowds to the beautiful island to see acts such as Bob Dylan and The Who. The 1970 edition of the festival was the UK's answer to Woodstock and at the time was the largest rock concert to ever take place worldwide. The bill included Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and Sly and The Family Stone.

    In 2012 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will headline the Isle Of Wight mainstage on Friday night and Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will headline the Sunday night. A very exciting additional headliner for Saturday night will be announced soon.

    For all information on the festival, visit isleofwightfestival.com.
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webcrew's picture
on Mon, 2011-12-05 11:40
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are pleased to announce that they will headline the first night of the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival on Friday, June 22.

The band's performance at the legendary UK festival is their first announced concert in 2012 and will be their first major European show in 20 years.

The Isle of Wight Festival is one of the most prestigious events in rock 'n roll. In the late 1960s the festival drew large crowds to the beautiful island to see acts such as Bob Dylan and The Who. The 1970 edition of the festival was the UK's answer to Woodstock and at the time was the largest rock concert to ever take place worldwide. The bill included Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and Sly and The Family Stone.

In 2012 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will headline the Isle Of Wight mainstage on Friday night and Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will headline the Sunday night. A very exciting additional headliner for Saturday night will be announced soon.

For all information on the festival, visit isleofwightfestival.com.

Comments

pescowm's picture

Tom, As an avid TP/Wilbury's/Heartbreakers fan and transplanted New Yorker who has lived in the UK for the last 17 years and missed everything TP like crazy I beg you guys to make a stop at the London O2.
johnbroomhall's picture

please bring the heartbreakers to england i would love to see you and the guys live i have every album you have ever done i also have your dvds you guys are awesome it would be fantastic to see tom petty and the heart breakers in england all the best
lindaprice's picture

Please don't just come to the UK to do the festival. Please make it worth your while and do other UK gigs or even a European tour. I came to see you in Chicago and you were awesome. The best gig ever. I have been a fan since you first started out.You have left it too long so come and see us in the UK. xx
damfev's picture

Please, come in France !!! Or Belgium, Nederlands ... Just after ... or before the Isle Of Wight. Please, please ...
johnbroomhall's picture

please tom come do some gigs in the uk i would love to come and see you and the heatbreakers live it would be a dream come true i have got every cd you have ever done also your dvds it would be awesome to see you guys live
flyin's picture

How about going to Joe Cocker's home town of Sheffield for a few nights with Joe too? Every night would easily sell out. What have you had against the UK for the last 20 years? A mate of mine died without having seen you live. Come on, think about the wrinkled Brits and come and see us while we're still here. You'd get a great welcome, and we need something to cheer us up.
rcatton's picture

Great news! Any chance of other UK gigs?
steviem's picture

Please, please don't forget Scotland like so many others do! Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow - all great venues for you. we spand our hard earned cash on your records just the same as everyone else so deserve to see you live just as much as London or anwhere else in England. We love you Tom, PLEASE don't let us down!
mokeen's picture

Boston?!!
benazur1's picture

As a fan for more years than I care to remember, I just hope for a Dublin concert.
tobitown's picture

You guys could do some more festivals in Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, ... Please! I have been waiting so long to see you live for the first time. Tobias, Germany
pfblack's picture

Just finally replaced all of my TP CD's lost in Katrina. Really upset I missed going to any of the 2011 tour. Told my husband if you tour again we will be there - sort of a bucket list! Don't wait too long, getting up there in age but hey 60 is still young if you haven't grown up!
benazur1's picture

Great news - I've been a fan for more years than I care to remember. I just hope that there will be a concert in Dublin, Ireland.
saphire52uk's picture

Oh god I'm so excited that Tom will be in the UK in June ! I can;t do the IOW festival but am hoping that Tom will do a few more dates whilst he is here ! Please say that he will !!!! I have never seen the band live and this will probably be my last chance " Please Please do some more dates in the UK
glsso2010's picture

Hey Tom, great to see you and the Heartbreakers again playing at Isle of Wight Festival with Bruce next year. Any other UK dates planned? Glen
alanwilbury55's picture

I'm with Snapper.....don't just play the Isle Of Wight....nice as it is! Cardiff has got the brilliant Millenium Stadium as well as an Arena you would love to come and play at I'm sure. Even better, just down the road is Swansea and the wonderful Liberty Stadium. Come on Tom....there'd be a great welcome for you in these Welsh hillsides!!!!!
zimmy76's picture

Surely not only UK show after a 20 year wait??? Please some more! Also, Petty,Springsteen and rumour of Dylan...Isle of Wight a perfect trio of headliners!!!
rockgod52's picture

We've waited a long time Tom! Please, please, please come and play in Scotland. Please!
johnnyfoley's picture

Welcome back to this side of the world, man. The O2 in Dublin is just BEGGING for you guys to play! 20 years is a long, long time. Bring back the psychadelic dragon! #1 Irish Fan
deeexxx's picture

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME TO DUBLIN!!!!!!!!!!
aidan1959's picture

With young families etc, not all of us can make it to festivals, so please play the O2 in London. Or warm up for the festival at the Brixton academy. Great to hear that you are coming over after so long.
saracashton's picture

I was at the very front of the stage 20 years ago wearing my TP hat. Tom winked at me as he started to sing 'don't come around here no more' .its a long way from the North East of Scotland to the Isle if Wight but if I need to start walking now, I will! Please do more shows in the UK we have missed you so much.
juanmp's picture

I got my festival tickets, my plane tickets from Holland, and my ferry tickets... And the rest of the bands are really great too! What a great way to open the first night. Please come to Amsterdam too or closer by!!!
nav's picture

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME TO LONDON AS WELL.
americangirl319's picture

Oh Wow!!! I am ecstatic for this news!!! 20 YEARS IS TOO LONG!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do more gigs in the UK!! Show the UK what REAL musicians can do as, I, for one, am totally fed up with the music scene here in this country right now!! After all, John Mellencamp came over here this year!!!
americangirl319's picture

Come on Tom, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do more gigs in the UK!!!! Show the UK what REAL musicians can do!!! We are fed up with the way the music scene is in the UK right now!! After all, John Mellencamp came over here this year!!!!
stevemason's picture

This is such amazing news..... travelled the Atlantic to see TPHB and now they're coming to my part of the world..... I must have been real good :)
fanfan's picture

Great news that you are coming to Europe! But come over to the continent as well when you are in the UK already! Germany was always a big fan of yours and is waiting! How about e.g. Cologne or Düsseldorf or Dortmund? Looking forward to your visit. :)
snapok's picture

Please please please don't let this be the only UK gig. We've missed you. Twenty years! Stop by a few other towns and make our world a better place. Much Love and wishing!!
qantastic's picture

That fantastic news! We will be there,, Hope Tom gets to Aussie too soon. Missed the US tour last year due to illness and can,t wait to see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers !!!!!

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