Horrors, Black Lips, Killing Joke for Isle Of Wight

Charlatans' Tim Burgess reveals his Big Top line-up

As we took stock of 2006 and started planning the 2007 awards tour, we realised that we were probably in the midst of one of the most exciting times in music this millennium, and had too freaking many bands we wanted to send round the country. Rock and Rave were tussling for dominance so we thought, "Fuck it - let's do TWO tours." Mumm-Ra and their mascot Matthew The Duck took the legendary play-this-and-you'll-be-massive opening slot. They became the exception to the rule, but shook up the early arrivals in time for The Horrors (pictured) and their seaside goth punk with added aggro. The View brought so many choruses they only had room for one pair of jeans for the tour between them, and The Automatic were an awesome prospect to finish the crowd off, even back in the days when they were lumbered with Pennie.
The Charlatans' Tim Burgess has revealed the line-up for the Big Top tent at the Isle Of Wight festival.

The singer has chosen The Horrors, Killing Joke, Black Lips and Hatcham Social to play on the bill, which his band will be headlining.

He has also picked The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, S.C.U.M and Poppy & The Jezebels to appear on the bill on the closing day of the festival (June 14).

The festival takes place on June 12-14 and will be headlined by Neil Young, Pixies and Basement Jaxx.

The Isle Of Wight line-up is:

The Prodigy
Basement Jaxx
The Ting Tings
Neil Young
The Charlatans
The Horrors
Killing Joke
Black Lips
Hatcham Social
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Poppy And The Jezebels
Simple Minds
Maximo Park
The View
White Lies
The Rifles
The Zombies
Paolo Nutini
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Jesse Evans
The Arcadian Kicks
The Script
Goldie Lookin Chain
Judy Collins
Arno Carstens

To check the availability of Isle Of Wight tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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