London, England -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/18/2010 -- The Beatles famously referenced the Isle of Wight in When I'm 64, but Sir Paul has never played at the festival. He said: "I always remember hearing such great things about this festival and it has such a sense of history with the likes of Jimi Hendrix playing there the first time round."This will be my first show on the Isle of Wight and I'm looking forward to a rollicking night of rock'n'roll."
The 67-year-old will headline the main stage on June 13. Jay-Z, Blondie, Florence and the Machine, Spandau Ballet and Friendly Fires are among the other acts. The 1970 Isle of WIght festival has passed into legend, with Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Joni Mitchell on the bill. The event was revived in 2002 and has been held annually ever since. Festival promoter John Giddings said: "Forty years after Jimi Hendrix performed 'Hey Joe' at Seaclose Park we've finally gotten to 'Hey Jude'. I can't wait."
Sir Paul is no stranger to festivals.
He headlined Glastonbury in 2004, and performed at Coachella in California last year.Up and Coming tour - UK and Ireland dates
June 12 - RDS, Dublin
June 13 - Isle of Wight Festival
June 20 - Hampden Park, Glasgow
June 26 - Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
June 27 - Hard Rock Calling, London
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