ROCK heroes Stereophonics and electronica dance legends Faithless have been announced as joining Queen + Adam Lambert as headliners for next year’s Isle of Wight Festival.
The two acts will be getting the festival season off to a resounding start as they co-headline on the Friday night, June 10.
Stereophonics’ frontman Kelly Jones said: ‘I love playing the Isle Of Wight Festival.
‘I got to steer the boat over last time. Captain of the ship – and honked the horn! Only the captain gets to honk the horn.
‘This will be our third time at the festival. I’ll leave my white suit at home this time though!’
Faithless said in a joint statement: ‘We cant wait to return to play such an iconic festival for the second time. We were proud to be part of its relaunch in 2005 and it’s an absolute pleasure to be invited back.’
I love playing the Isle Of Wight Festival. I got to steer the boat over last time. Captain of the ship – and honked the horn! Only the captain gets to honk the horn. This will be our third time at the festival. I’ll leave my white suit at home this time though!Kelly Jones, Stereophonics
Festival promoter John Giddings said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Stereophonics and Faithless back to The Isle of Wight Festival to co-headline the Friday night.
‘Stereophonics continue to prove they are still on top with a new number one album and they are absolutely brilliant live.
‘Likewise Faithless, who are currently celebrating their 20th year, have had hit after hit, and I know the crowds at the festival are going to go crazy when they bring their live set up to the Friday night. Looking forward to catching their sets!’
Stereophonics, who are one of the most successful British acts of recent years, recently scored a number one album with their latest release Keep The Village Alive. They have racked up six chart-topping albums, 26 Top 40 singles, including the number one hit Dakota.
British electronic dance icons Faithless created club classics such as God is a DJ, Insomnia and We Come 1 and have sold more than 15m records worldwide.
The Isle of Wight Festival takes place June 9 to 12 at Seaclose Park, Newport.
A full range of ticket, travel and camping and accommodation options are available for The Isle of Wight Festival from isleofwightfestival.com.
Regular weekend tickets cost £195.