Big Country announced for Isle of Wight festival

MAIN STAGE…

BIG COUNTRY

Featuring special guest Elizabeth McGovern (from ‘Downtown Abbey’)

Saturday 23 June

GARDEN STAGE…

SADIE AND THE HOTHEADS

Saturday 23 June

21 – 24 June 2012

www.isleofwightfestival.com

Elizabeth McGovern, one of the star’s of the hit TV series Downton Abbey is to make a special guest appearance with Scottish rockers Big Country at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday 23rd June. The singer/actress will join the band for their Main Stage performance just after her debut at the Festival with her own group Sadie & The Hotheads on The Garden Stage. Tickets for this years not to be missed Festival are on sale now www.isleofwightfestival.co.uk.

Returning to the Isle of Wight Festival for the second year running, Big Country are in the process of making their first studio album in 13 years with producers Steve Lillywhite & Youth at the helm. Joining the band on stage for a special guest performance is Elizabeth McGovern, who has also starred in ‘Once Upon A Time In America’, ‘Ragtime‘, ‘Ordinary People’ and numerous movies.

Elizabeth McGovern said:I am thrilled to be playing with such a stellar cast of musicians and look forward greatly to performing with Big Country – and of course my band Sadie & The Hotheads.”

Big Country’s Tony Butler said:We had a tradition of working with great female vocalists such as Kate Bush and Eddi Reader in the past, so having the opportunity to have Elizabeth perform with us at the IOW is going to be really cool.”

John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, said:I have been a fan since ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA… as soon as I found out that Elizabeth could sing, it was a must to invite her to play at the festival, we will roll out the red carpet for Lady Cora…

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2012 LINE UP:

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS · PEARL JAM · BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND · GROOVE ARMADA PRESENT RED LIGHT · THE DARKNESS · MAGNETIC MAN · ELBOW · BIFFY CLYRO · NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS · EXAMPLE · TINIE TEMPAH · NOAH AND THE WHALE · JESSIE J · THE VACCINES · FEEDER · MADNESS · LABRINTH · KELIS · LANA DEL REY · ENTER SHIKARI · ASH · BAND OF SKULLS · JOAN ARMATRADING · PROFESSOR GREEN · WRETCH 32 · KATY B · BLACK STONE CHERRY · LOICK ESSIEN · STOOSHE · CLEMENT MARFO & THE FRONTLINE · SPECTOR · ZULU WINTER · THE MILK · SWITCHFOOT · BOYCE AVENUE · BRIT FLOYD · CRYSTAL CASTLES · THE CHARLATANS TELLIN’ STORIES · MILES KANE · PULLED APART BY HORSES · BEST COAST · DRY THE RIVER · CARO EMERALD · PENGUIN PRISON · X · THE VIRGINMARYS · THE CHRISTIANS · CHRISTINA PERRI ·BETH HART ·  TERRY REID · STACKRIDGE · TENSHEDS · THE REAL D’COY

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 22 – 24 June @ Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight

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