Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

It's the Isle Of Wight Festival's 10th birthday this year, we've picked the acts you shouldn't miss over the weekend. Kasabian. Sunday, Main Stage. With their fourth studio album out this year, Sergio Pizzorno et al are set to close this year's festival with a headline set on the Main Stage.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Foo Fighters. Saturday, Main Stage. After an ear-drum-shattering performance at this year's NME Awards, with Dave Grohl being crowned 2011's Godlike Genius, Foo Fighters are headlining Saturday night.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Pulp. Saturday, Main Stage. It's the news Brit-pop fans have been waiting for, Pulp are back and well and truly making the most of festival season. Jarvis will be bringing the hits to Isle Of Wight this weekend.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Two Door Cinema Club. Sunday, Main Stage. A firm festival favourite last summer, Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club will be hoping to make the same impression this year.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Boy George. Thursday, Big Top. Releasing his new album 'Ordinary Alien' earlier this year, and revealing that 2012 will see a Culture Club reunion, Boy George will be keeping the crowds entertained at Isle Of Wight.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Stornoway. Saturday, Main Stage. The summery folk outfit from Oxford won over acoustic fans and heavy metal rockers alike last year with their debut album 'Beachcomber’s Windowsill'. Catch their energetic set on the Main Stage.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Beady Eye. Sunday, Main Stage. The one and only Liam Gallagher brings his latest project to Isle Of Wight, giving fans a chance to see it live after numerous sold out shows.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Kaiser Chiefs. Friday, Main Stage. Keeping the release of their new album a surprise to press and fans till the day it hit their online store in June, Kaiser Chiefs will be playing their new stuff live for one of the first times.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

We Are Scientists. Friday, Main Stage. What would a festival be without the New York duo and their massive, hit-filled sets? Catch them on the opening day of Isle Of Wight.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Kings Of Leon. Friday, Main Stage. The Friday headliners will be bringing the likes of 'The Bucket', 'Four Kicks', and of course 'Sex On Fire', to the Main Stage.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Iggy And The Stooges. Saturday, Main Stage. Iggy Pop and his Stooges might not be doing stage dives any more, but the vintage rocker can still put all the younger acts to shame with his energetic shows.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Jeff Beck. Sunday, Main Stage. One of the greatest guitarists, well, ever - the Grammy award winner is appearing as a special guest on the final day of Isle Of Wight.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Hurts. Saturday, Main Stage. Bringing their sharp suits, their bucket-loads of hair gel and their melodramatic songs to Isle Of Wight - the NME Awards favourites are playing the Main Stage.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Seasick Steve. Saturday, Main Stage. Releasing 'You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks' on Jack White’s label Third Man Records - Seasick Steve will be playing some of the songs, as well as old festival favourites, on the Main Stage.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Public Image Limited. Sunday, Big Top. With last year's Benicassim performance ending in a legendary band bust-up - Public Image Limited are on the bill for Isle Of Wight. Will sparks fly? Watch to find out.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Plan B. Sunday, Main Stage. Bringing ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’ and ‘The Ballad Of Bellmarsh’ to the Main Stage, the rapper is sure to put on one of his drama-filled performances. Listen to Plan B and more with our Essential Isle Of Wight playlist

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Manic Street Preachers. Sunday, Big Top. Warming up with a series of stadium gigs, Manic Street Preachers will be well and truly ready to play Isle Of Wight's Big Top. Take a look back at our 50 greatest festival performances ever

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Tim Burgess And Mark Collins. Sunday, The Garden Stage. Performing an acoustic set of Charlatans songs taken from 20 years of the pair working together, expect a special set from the songwriters. Also take a look at our 50 bands to see this summer.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

Band Of Horses. Friday, Main Stage. Grammy nominees and Iron And Wine tour mates, Band Of Horses kick off their European tour with a set on the opening day of Isle Of Wight.

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Isle Of Wight Festival 2011 - 20 must-see bands

The Courteeners. Friday, Main Stage. With material from albums 'St. Jude' and 'Falcon' and their 'Electric Lick' EP, The Courteeners bring their brand of indie rock to the Main Stage. We will be reporting direct from the site, download our NME Festival App - Powered By BlackBerry to keep up with all the action.

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