Stereophonics and Faithless to co-headline Isle of Wight 2016

The Isle of Wight Festival today announced that Stereophonics and Faithless will be co-headlining the Friday night (10th June) of the festival.
The announcement follows the news that Queen + Adam Lambert will make their exclusive UK festival debut on the Sunday night. Giving the festival an injection of sing-a-long anthems and electonrica, the two British favourites will ensure a spectacular start to what is the first festival of the summer, ahead of a full weekend of live music and entertainment.

Stereophonics’ 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: “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.” 

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 No. 1 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!”

Without doubt one of the UK’s best bands, Stereophonics recently scored another No. 1 album with their latest release Keep The Village Alive and classic hits like ‘Dakota’ and ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ will no doubt make for a fantastic live set on Friday evening.

British electronic dance icons Faithless created club classics such as ‘God is a DJ’, ‘Insomnia’ and ‘We Come 1’ and have sold over 15 million records worldwide. To celebrate their 20th anniversary the band created a special remix album ‘Faithless 2.0.’ featuring remixes from some of the biggest DJs today including Avicii, Tiesto, Eric Prdyz and Armin Van Buuren paying tribute to their enduring legacy.

2016 will mark the 15th anniversary of The Isle of Wight Festival since it was successfully relaunched in 2002. Isle of Wight 2016 takes place from 9-12 June.

A full range of ticket, travel and camping / accommodation options are available for The Isle of Wight Festival from www.isleofwightfestival.com.

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Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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