First UK show in 20 years

Tom Petty is set to headline next year's Isle of Wight festival - the songwriter's first UK show of any kind in 20 years.

With more than six months to go, next summer's Isle of Wight festival is already shaping up to be something special. Bruce Springsteen and Noel Gallagher, have confirmed their involvement with Tom Petty now also due to appear.

The legendary American songwriter has not toured the UK in two decades, despite continuing to release new material in that time. Now Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have confirmed plans to headline the Isle of Wight festival, marking their return to British soil.

The news was confirmed this morning (December 6th) with the appearance marking Tom Petty's first performance at a UK festival. His first show of any kind on British soil for over 20 years, the announcement has caused an enormous stir amongst the singer's fans.

Due to headline the opening night (June 22nd) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will be joined by appearances from Elbow, Noah & The Whale and more.

The final night is headlined by Bruce Springsteen, with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds making their festival bow immediately beforehand.

The line up is still sketchy, with plenty of names still to be unveiled. Continuing to expand, organisers recently confirmed that veteran soul pop outfit The Christians will play an exclusive campers only set on June 21st.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Weekend ticket with camping: £190 / Kids £95
Weekend ticket non camping: £160 / Kids £80
Infants free of charge but must be booked in advance (6 yrs and under)
Campervans: £100

Isle of Wight festival runs between June 22nd - 24th.

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