Arcade Fire to headline Isle of Wight Festival 2017

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

Monday, 7th November 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:51 pm

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.’

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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