Muse are confirmed as one of this years’ Isle Of Wight festival headliners.
The festival takes place on June 8, 9 and 10 at Newport’s Seaclose Park, and Muse, who have just finished a massive Arena tour of the UK, will top the bill on the Saturday.
The band fronted by Matt Bellamy say they are honoured to be chosen to play. They said in a joint press statement that “The past year has been truly amazing for us and performing live is what we’re all about. Getting the opportunity to do that at the Isle of Wight Festival is an honour. Some of our biggest heroes played the festival back in the 70’s. It’s steeped in history and we can’t wait to be a part of that.”
Other bands confirmed to headline stages at the festival in June are Snow Patrol, Kasabian and Keane.
Other artists so far set to play also include BRIT winners Amy Winehouse and James Morrison, The Fratellis and Wolfmother – as well as Ash, Paolo Nutini and The Feeling.
There are also excited rumours circulating that The Rolling Stones could be announced as a further headliner for this Summer’s event.
The last time Mick Jagger and co rocked a festival in the UK was way back in ’76 at Knebworth…
Festival promoters Solo commented that “Bands love coming to the island and feeling the tradition. Tennyson was right about it’s magical quality.”
Tickets for this years’ IOW festival go on general sale from Thursday (February 22) at 9am.