HIGH-OCTANE rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers are to headline this year’s Isle of Wight Festival.
Organisers announced the news on Appley Beach, Ryde, this afternoon, unveiling a sand sculpture with the band’s name on.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have been revealed as the latest headliner for June’s Isle of Wight Festival today (Thursday).
The band are best known for their hits Rollercoaster, Californication, Under the Bridge and Give it Away.
The were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and will headline on the Saturday night.
The band said: ‘To headline the Isle of Wight Festival is a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance.
‘It will be our only show in the UK/Ireland this year...so we intend to make it really special.’
Festival boss John Giddings said: ‘Finally, we’ve got them! One of the most exciting rock bands of the modern era come to visit.
‘And, judging by the performances I have seen previously, it will be a highlight in the music history of the festival...Rock the Wight!’