Isle of Wight Festival 2014: Red Hot Chili Peppers announced as headliners
The US rockers will join Calvin Harris and Biffy Clyro at the top of the bill
Red Hot Chili Peppers have been announced as the headliners for this summer’s Isle of Wight Festival.
The US rock band are joining Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris at the top of the bill, which will also feature performances from the likes of Mercury-Prize nominated Rudimental and “Let Her Go” singer Passenger.
In what will be their only show in the UK and Ireland this year, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be drawing on material from their extensive 10-album back repertoire.
“To headline the Isle of Wight Festival is a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers said.
"Finally - we've got them!" added John Giddings, festival promoter. "One of the most exciting rock bands of the modern era come to visit, and judging by performances I have seen previously, it will be a highlight in the music history of the festival.”
The Isle of Wight Festival created a sand sculpture on the island to announce their latest headliner - a time lapse video can be watched below:
Other acts already confirmed for the line-up include Manchester indie group The 1975 and 80s band The Waterboys.
Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro also paid tribute to past Isle of Wight performers, mentioning Bob Dylan, The Who and Pearl Jam. “We cannot wait to get back to this iconic festival and this beautiful island,” he said in December.
The Isle of Wight Festival takes place in Newport’s Seaclose Park from 12 to 15 June.
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