The Isle of Wight Festival has announced that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will headline the event on Sunday June 24th.
The closing slot will mark Springsteen’s first ever visit to the Island and only his third festival performance in the UK.
John Giddings, the festival's promoter, said: “It's taken years to get him here, but it will have been worth the wait - he is one of the greatest acts of all time, it's going to be a classic year.”
Springsteen is the first headliner to be announced for the 2012 Isle of Wight Festival, with details to follow as-and-when further announcements are made.
Tickets for the festival go on general sale at 9am on Friday 25th November.