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The Who - Isle Of Wight Festival

Posted on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 10:54

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell

Isle Of Wight Festival have just announced their latest addition to their headliners will be The Who, to the sheer delight of just about everybody.

The Who will be playing on the main stage on Saturday 11th June. Also featured is special guest Richard Ashcroft performing from new album “These People” – his first album release in six years.

It is simply impossible to underplay the importance of one of the greatest rock bands of all time whose classic hits include My Generation, Substitute, Won’t Get Fooled Again, Who Are You, Pinball Wizard, The Seeker and I Can See For Miles

The band are no strangers to the festival, having first played the Isle Of Wight Festival in 1969 whilst touring their rock opera Tommy. They returned the following year to play again in 1970, a year that has now become infamous which also saw performances from Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Leonard Cohen, Free and Jethro Tull. Excerpts of the bands performance can be seen on the incredible documentary by Murray Lerner; “Message To Love” and a full performance can be heard on the live double album released in 1996.

Given how the band is intertwined with the history of the festival, organiser John Giddings is very excited: “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.”

Other acts performing this year include Stereophonics, Faithless, Iggy Pop, Jess Glynne, The Wonderstuff and Feeder.

This will be their ONLY UK FESTIVAL APPEARANCE in 2016 so make sure you’re there!

Tickets are on sale through Gigantic right now - just click HERE!

Big big love! x

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