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The Strokes and Jay-Z lead the initial artists announced for next year’s Isle of Wight festival.

The rapper will headline the Friday night with the New York rockers playing on the Saturday.

Blondie, Pink, Orbital and Squeeze are also on the bill for the event.

Festival promoter John Giddings said: “Ever since I heard the first Strokes album, I’ve wanted them for the Isle of Wight. Jay-Z and Pink are two of the best live acts I have ever seen and the Blondie hits speak for themselves. I can’t wait.”

55,000 people are expected to attend the Seaclose Park bash in Newport, which takes place from June 11 to 13.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (December 4).

This article was written for TMM.

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