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Bruce Springsteen To Headline Isle Of Wight
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have been announced as the first headliners for the Isle of Wight Festival 2012.
The legendary singer-songwriter will take the top slot on Sunday June 24th and close the Festival. This will be Bruce Springsteen’s first visit to the Island and only his 3rd festival performance in the UK to date.
Bruce Springsteen, is one of the most influential artists in the world. A musical legend who records and tours with the E Street Band, Springsteen is famous around the globe for his brand of heartland rock, poetic lyrics and American sentiments centred around his native New Jersey. Springsteen’s recording have included both accessible rock albums and folk-orientated works and his most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A and Born to Run, have cemented his place in music history. The singer has sold in excess of 65 million albums in the United States alone and 120 million worldwide. He has earned numerous awards for his work, including a staggering 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award.
John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says:
"It's taken years to get him here, but it will have been worth the wait - he is one of the greatest acts of all time, it's going to be a classic year…"
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