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- Posted on Nov 18th 2010 2:25PM by Phil Brondyke
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The band will play Sunday night, June 12, and bring an end to the three-day rock extravaganza. In doing so, Kasabian will fill the slot formerly filled by Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones.
"We wanted the kings of rock 'n' roll every night for our 10th birthday and the choices were obvious," promoter John Giddings said on the festival's website. "Kasabian have reignited UK rock music and taken the mantle, long may they reign. It will be a riotous crowd-pleasing end to the weekend and I think that Jimi Hendrix would approve of our choices!"
Although less heralded than Hendrix, Kasabian has been the recipient of many recent awards, including a Q Award for their 2009 album 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' and a "Best Song" Mojo Award for their 2010 hit 'Fire.'
"The Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon are the two biggest rock bands around at the moment and Kasabian have taken up the mantle from Oasis now that they've split up - these are the bands of the future," Giddings told the Press Association.
Tickets for the 2011 Isle of Wight Festival go on sale on Friday, Nov. 19.