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Pulp to play Isle of Wight festival

Pulp have announced they are to play the Isle of Wight Festival next summer.

Jarvis Cocker has regrouped with the iconic Britpop band of the 1990s to play a selection of big events in the coming year.

After announcing their attendance at the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park, London, they will also take to the stage on the Saturday at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Organisers of the event, celebrating its 10th anniversary, have already announced that the Kings of Leon would headline on the Friday night.

John Giddings, Isle of Wight Festival promoter, said: "When I heard they were reforming, I had to get them. They are the soundtrack of a generation."

The show will include the Pulp line-up from their hit period during the 1990s featuring Jarvis, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Webber.

A festival spokeswoman said they will be performing songs from all periods of the band's 30-year career.

She added: "With a career spanning over three decades Pulp are the perfect addition to this year's mega line-up.

"After seven studio albums and some much-celebrated singles including Disco 2000, Babies and the legendary Common People, their show at this year's Isle of Wight Festival 2011 will be a night to remember."

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place June 10-12 at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight and tickets go on sale this Friday (November 19).

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