The Police Headline The Isle Of Wight Festival 2008

November 26, 2007

Fresh from scooping the prize for Best Major UK Festival at this year's UK Festival Awards, the Isle of Wight Festival is again set to thrill tens of thousand of fans across the land over 3 days on 13th, 14th & 15th June.

The Police will headline the Festival with a closing night performance on June 15th, in the beautiful surroundings of Seaclose Park, Newport. Festival Promoter John Giddings confirmed The Police will headline Sunday night and bring 2008's Festival to a close, "It's a coup to get The Police for the Festival, we're very happy to have the biggest tour of the last two years stopping by the Isle of Wight."

The Police are currently on tour in Central and South America, having already played to more than 1.5 million people. The Billboard Award winning tour will start 2008 with performances in Australia, New Zealand and Japan before arriving in Europe for dates in Denmark, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Germany and the UK.

The Police closing night performance at the Isle of Wight Festival is set to be one of the highlights of the summer. Now in its seventh year since its reincarnation in 2002, the Festival brings together 50,000 free spirited, music loving, friends, families and festival goers in front of one almighty stage, in a simply stunning setting. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and well-loved festivals on the calendar and the two UK Festival Awards for Best Major UK Festival and Outstanding Contribution to Festivals (awarded to John Giddings) are proof of just that.

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 13th - 15th June at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight

Tickets go on general sale 9am, 10th December from the following outlets:

Ticketzone 08705 321 321

Wightlink 0870 582 7744

Red Funnel
0871 222 1010

* Exclusive pre-release tickets and ferry inclusive ticket packages available from 7th December from Red Funnel, the Isle of Wight Specialist. Visit
or call 0871 222 1010

ALL disabled purchasers MUST call Ticketzone on 08705 321321 to book their ticket and place on the disabled platform, disabled car park area and if applicable disabled camping area and shuttle bus.

Ticket Prices:
Camping £130
Non-camping £110
Child camping £65
Child non camping £55
Campervan £250

(Child is 12 years old and under)

Please note that all the above prices are subject to a booking fee

For further information on the Isle of Wight Festival 2007 please contact Jacquie, Lisa or Sarah at Amazing Media on 0207 292 8860

For TV/Radio enquiries, please contact Tony Barker at TX Media on 0208 883 4244

Notes for Editors

The Isle of Wight Festival 2008 will be the seventh festival since it's reincarnation in 2002. Over the last few years The Who, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, REM, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Snow Patrol, Muse and The Rolling Stones amongst many others, have taken to the stage in what has fast become one of the hottest festivals in the UK.

In the late 1960's, the Isle of Wight Festivals were a series of legendary events featuring Bob Dylan, The Who, 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 music festivals we know today and was the European answer to Woodstock.


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