Arcade Fire to headline Isle of Wight Festival 2017

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Victor Ariat

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CANADIAN indie-rock band Arcade Fire will top the bill at the Isle of Wight Festival next June.

The exclusive headline performance at Seaclose Park, Newport will be the band’s only appearance at a UK festival in 2017.

Early bird tickets for the event, which will take place from June 8 to 11, go on sale today.

The festival’s promoter John Giddings said: ‘I’m so happy to have secured Arcade Fire as our first headliner. David Bowie recommended them and I’ve been a fan ever since.’

Fans are currently awaiting the release of Arcade Fire’s fifth studio album.

This year’s Isle of Wight Festival was headlined by The Who, Queen + Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless.

Mr Giddings added: ‘This year was an incredible year and I’m ready for us to come back even better in 2017.’

Tickets are now on sale at isleofwightfestival.com