The Rolling Stones ready for first festival appearance since '79

The Rolling Stones are preparing themselves for their 50, 000 capacity sold-out Isle of Wight Festival this Sunday (June 10).

Playing their first festival since their legendary Knebworth appearance in August 1979, the performance comes as part of their Bigger Bang European Tour. This week the Stones play Belgium (June 5) and Holland (8) this week prior to their stop off in the UK.

The Bigger Bang Tour was recently named the best-selling concert tour of all-time.

Also headlining this weekend are Snow Patrol on Friday (8 )and Muse (9).

Joining them on stage over the three-day Newport event, will be: Echo and the Bunnymen, recent Ivor Novello winner Amy Winehouse and former Clash man Mick Jones’ new band Carbon/Silicon, as featured in last month’s Uncut.

The complete line-up for the Isle of Wight festival is now confirmed as the following:

Friday 8th June

Snow Patrol

Groove Armada

The Feeling

Echo and the Bunnymen


Saturday 9th June





Amy Winehouse


Arno Carstens

Carbon Silicon

The Thirst

The Menschen

Sunday 10th June

Rolling Stones



Paolo Nutini

James Morrison

Melanie C

Country Joe McDonald

The Hedrons


Check back here to for blog and news updates from the Isle Of Wight over the weekend

TV highlights of the Rolling Stones and more will also be made available on Channel 4.