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
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
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.