The Police have been announced as next year’s closing headliners for the Isle Of Wight Festival.
The three-day event, now in it’s seventh year, is to take place at Newport’s Seaclose Park from June 13 – 15.
The Police, who are currently on a worldwide 30th anniversary tour, reunited in January this year, and have so far played to over 1.5 million fans.
The band fronted by Sting, have been named as the top-grossing worldwide tour of the year by US magazine Billboard.
More dates on the mammoth tour are scheduled for next year, with the band performong in New Zealand, Australia and Japan before returning to Europe in June.
The trio’s headline performance at the festival will, however, be the group’s only show in the UK in 2008.
Festival organiser John Giddings said:”It’s a coup to get The Police for the festival. We’re very happy to have the biggest tour of the last two years stopping by the Isle of Wight.”
Last year’s Isle Of Wight Festival saw 55, 000 music fans flock to Newport, where The Rolling Stones were the festival’s closing act.
Isle Of Wight Festival tickets will go on general sale on December 10 at 9am.