Biffy Clyro added to Isle of Wight lineup

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Scottish alternative trio Biffy Clyro will play on the Main Stage at the 2010 Isle of Wight Festival, announced festival organizers on January 29. The band will perform before Blondie on Saturday, June 12, the second day of the three-day festival.

Biffy Clyro became a mainstream hit in the UK with the release of the 2007 album Puzzle. The album went gold in the UK and included the #13 single "Saturday Superhouse." The group's follow-up album, Only Revolutions, includes the single "Mountains, which reached number five on the UK Singles Chart

The Isle of Wight Festival is scheduled for June 11 through 13 and is also due to include performances by The Strokes, Jay-Z, and Vampire Weekend.

The line-up so far includes:

Biffy Clyro
Blondie
Crowded House
Daisy Dares You
Doves
Friendly Fires
Hockey
James
Jay-Z
Ocean Colour Scene
Orbital
Mr Hudson
Paloma Faith
Pink
Shakespears Sister
Spandau Ballet
Squeeze
The Saturdays
The Strokes
Vampire Weekend


While relatively small in size compared to festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight remains one of the UK's major annual music festivals, known for its high-quality lineup and low-key atmosphere. The legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Festival boasted an even hgher attendance than Woodstock and featured musicians including Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and Jim Morrison.

Tickets are currently on sale for the 2010 Festival. A weekend adult camping ticket goes for £150 (around €170); for a slightly more luxurious camping option, £350 (€400) will get you a "podpad" - a colorful mini-cabin set up in a "village" at the festival site.

http://www.isleofwightfestival.com

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