The Who are headlining this year’s Isle of Wight Festival.
The show will be the band’s only UK festival performance of 2016.
They play on Saturday June 11.
The band first played The Isle of Wight Festival in 1969, 1970, and then again in 2004 – the same year that David Bowie also headlined, his last ever UK live performance.
Richard Ashcroft is confirmed as special guest to The Who on the day, performing tracks from his new solo album ‘These People’.
Festival boss John Giddings says: “The Who are part of the fabric of The Isle of Wight Festival, and it’s great to welcome them back to the island as part of their ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations. We’re proud to have a line up of home-grown headliners to help celebrate our own 15th anniversary and ensure that this year delivers yet another unforgettable weekend of music.”
The Isle of Wight Festival takes place June 9 – 12 at Seaclose Park, Newport.
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