Prince in talks to perform at Isle of Wight Festival

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 February 2016


Prince is considering performing at the Isle of Wight festival this summer to pay tribute to the late Jimi Hendrix

Prince is in "talks" to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival.

The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker - whose real name is Prince Rogers Nelson - is considering playing at the music extravaganza, held in South East England, in June after he held a recent discussion with event organiser John Giddings.

But the festival chief said: "It's very hard to know who Prince's representative is. He's a bit elusive. But he's very ahead of the game and one of the most talented musicians the world has turned out. He's welcome to come any day of the week."

However, it shouldn't be too hard to persuade the 57-year-old singer to take to the stage later this summer as he's told John on numerous occasions that he wants to do a tribute to Jimi Hendrix, who played one of his most famous shows at the first Isle Of Wight Festival in 1970, at the event in the near future.

Speaking to Loaded magazine, John said: "I've suggested this to Prince for a couple of years. He has seemed quite excited by the idea. I'd love it to happen this year."

Meanwhile, if Prince does agree to grace the music festival, he will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Iggy Pop, Adam Ant, The Damned, Buzzcocks, The Godfathers and The Sex Pissed Dolls as they mark 40 years of punk at the event.

The iconic festival is held at Seaclose Park in Newport between June 9 and June 12.

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