Pearl Jam to headline Isle of Wight festival in 2012


Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam will headline the Isle of Wight festival next year, it has been revealed.

The band will play the festival as part of a series of European tour dates in summer 2012.

They are the third and final headliners to be announced, after Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty were confirmed last month.

Biffy Clyro, Elbow, Noah & The Whale and Example will also play the festival, which runs from 22-24 June.

Pearl Jam have have released nine albums over their 21-year career.

The band will also play a gig at the MEN Arena in Manchester on 20 June.

Tickets for Isle of Wight are on sale already with the remaining dates going on sale later this month.

The Darkness, Feeder, Professor Green, Wretch 32, Loick Essien, Clement Marfo and the Frontline have also been added to the bill.

The date of next year's festival has been moved for one year from its normal slot in early June to avoid a clash with the Diamond Jubilee and half-term holidays.

The new weekend is traditionally taken by the Glastonbury Festival, which is taking a year off in 2012.

Last year's headliners were Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters and Kasabian.