The Who are heading back to the Isle of Wight Festival this year.

They’ll be joined by Richard Ashcroft from the Verve on the Saturday night of the Seaclose Park event. Also on the main stage over the weekend will be Queen, Stereophonics, Faithless, Adam Ant and Iggy Popp. The band first played The Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 and then again in 2004 – the same year that David Bowie also headlined, his last ever UK live performance. Festival promoter John Giddings said:

“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.” “I’ve been trying to get them since last November, but what happened was Roger lost his voice and they had to reschedule they’re American tour, so I had to wait for three months while they rescheduled the tour and they got a few gigs under their belt.” “They are part of the heritage of the Isle of Wight Festival, it wouldn’t exist if they hadn’t performed here in the first place.”