Jay-Z. The Strokes, Blondie, Pink, Orbital and Squeeze are set to rock the Isle of Wight Festival 2010

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Red Funnel is offering tickets to the Isle of Wight Festival 2010 from £163.50 including camping - tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 4 December

The iconic Isle of Wight Festival, taking place Friday 11th- Sunday 13th June, is back with a bang for 2010 as a host of international superstars including Jay-Z, The Strokes, Blondie, Pink, Orbital and Squeeze are set to descend on Seaclose Park, kicking off the festival season in true Isle of Wight style!

Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 4 December. To buy your tickets visit http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/iwfestival. Weekend tickets including camping are £163.50 for adults and £85.00 for children. Children 6 and under are free but must be booked with at least one Adult ticket. Non-camping tickets are available for £143.50 for adults and £75.00 for children. All prices include a handling fee and secure postage.

Following the release of his 11th studio album The Blueprint 3 this year, rap and hip-hop idol Jay-Z will headline the main stage on Friday 11th June. Having overtaken Elvis Presley’s record of number 1 albums in the Billboard 200 Jay-Z is a modern day icon and music phenomenon.

Headlining the main stage on Saturday 12th June are New York City’s finest The Strokes. Having just picked up the ‘NME Album of the Decade Award’ for their 2001 debut album ‘Is This It’ the band are poised for an explosive return.

True icons Blondie, who were inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, will make a guest appearance at the Festival on Saturday. Fronted by the uber cool Debbie Harry the band’s appearance will make the weekend one of the hottest tickets of the summer.

Special guest on Sunday 13th June will be worldwide superstar Pink who is sure to Get The Party Started. With over 23 million album sales under her belt Pink is one of the most popular artists of the decade. This feisty singer knows how to entertain the crowds, with her show-stopping performances and simply stunning vocals.

The Big Top is in for a treat on Saturday as Orbital bring their renowned live show to the headline slot. Following their comeback last year and the recent release of album ‘20’, the electronica duo will get the audience raving as they pull out all the stops with their amazing techno set.

Getting the crowd into the festival mood will be cool cats Squeeze who will entertain the Big Top on Thursday night as a special treat for campers before the weekend officially gets in full swing. The band, whose enduring hits including Cool For Cats and Up The Junction, made some of the best loved songs of their generation and paved the way for many of today's most successful indie pop acts.

Why not book your car ferry travel at the same time? By booking with Red Funnel now, not only will you find the widest choice of available sailings, but you'll also secure the cheapest fare. Travelling as a foot passenger? You can also buy your shuttle bus travel to the festival site with Red Funnel. Return tickets cost £10.

Travelling to the Isle of Wight is easy with Red Funnel. Vehicle ferries run regularly around the clock from Southampton which is within easy reach of the M3 and M27. For further information visit http://www.redfunnel.co.uk, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Amy Skelding / Daniela Marchesi, bgb communications, 020 7902 2990


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