Lana Del Rey Joins Isle Of Wight Festival 2012 Lineup
09 Mar 2012
Lana Del Rey has been confirmed for Isle of Wight Festival.
The American shooting star, Land Del Rey joins Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Elbow, Example and Noah and The Whale amongst other acts on the first day of this year’s Isle of Wight Festival.
The Festival’s organiser John Giddings has outed himself as a big fan of Lana Del Rey. "I approached her before Christmas. (Lana Del Rey's management) thought the Isle Of Wight was one of the best things they could do to develop her live career.” reveals John Giddings “She liked her placement on the bill, she loves Bruce Springsteen and she thought it was a great bill to be part of.”
The festival promoter veteran also explains why Lana Del Rey, despite scoring a #1 album and massively popular YouTube video hit “Video games” won’t be playing the main stage but instead headlining the Big Top Tent.
“Although she's had a Number One album and been very successful,” Mr Giddings says “she hasn't done many gigs in here career and it's wrong to chuck someone into the limelight too quickly. You don't want her to headline straight out of the box. You want to give her a nice, relaxed slot, a 45-minute set, where she doesn't have to feel the pressure and she can just enjoy herself. It's wrong to put too much pressure on people too early in their career."
Lana Del Rey will be headlining the Big Top Tent on Friday, 22nd June 2012. Also on the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival lineup are Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band, Pearl Jam, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Pearl Jam and many more. Isle of Wight Festival tickets are now available on Ticketmaster’s GET ME IN! ticket market!