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Bastille frontman bought festival tickets before band was booked

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Jun 16, 2013 | 11:13pm EDT

British rocker Dan Smith had spare passes to Britain's Isle of Wight festival over the weekend (15-16Jun13) because he bought tickets to the event before finding out his band Bastille was booked to play. The Pompeii hitmakers played for thousands of music fans at Isle of Wight, but Smith admits he was already heading to the annual festival before organisers asked his group to perform. The singer tells Absolute Radio, "I know, I know. I feel like a bit of an idiot now. But yeah I love it and it's such an amazing weekend (at the festival) and I've been for the last four, five, six years and even though some were like, 'You might be playing...' I said, 'Well, I'm not going to risk it. I'm not going to risk not going.' So yeah it was a massive waste of money." Bastille played the main stage on Saturday (15Jun13) alongside The Killers, Bloc Party, and Bonnie Raitt, while headliners Bon Jovi wrapped up the festival on Sunday (16Jun13).

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