Isle of Wight Festival 2008

Yesterday the tickets went on sale for the Isle of Wight Festival 2008 but unlike last year I was not logged into a multitude of websites trying to be one of the many to buy ticket, constantly refreshing the page on the overloaded ticket booking systems.

After such an amazing time last year I was stuck in two minds as whether to go again this year, or to leave it and keep an untarnished memory of the festival. In the end, work committments have ruled it out and so the decision was taken out of my hands. Last year had an amazing line-up and the Isle of Wight Festival won the award Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards for that year. The line-up was:


* Snow Patrol * Groove Armada as special guest. * The Feeling * Echo & The Bunnymen



* Muse * Kasabian as special guest. * Ash * Wolfmother * Amy Winehouse * Donovan * Arno Carstens * Carbon Silicon * The Thirst

* The Menschen


* The Rolling Stones * Keane as special guest. * The Fratellis * Paolo Nutini * James Morrison * Melanie C * Country Joe McDonald * The Hedrons

* Siniez

So am I annoyed I can’t go this year? Well, no actually. I think the line-up announced so far is a little poor and doesn’t really inspire me at all. This year’s acts include:


* Kaiser Chiefs


* The Sex Pistols


* The Police

Other Acts Confirmed to Play (Days not yet scheduled)

* Kate Nash * The Enemy * Lilly Allen * James * KT Tunstall * The Zutons * Iggy and the Stooges

Of course there will be more added to the bill, and I’m sure that if I was to go, I’d still enjoy myself, but I think that having to work has done me (and my wallet) a big favour.

For now I’ll just think of last year and how great it was. This entry was posted in Going Out, Music.