Monday, 26 November 2012

Stone Roses to headline Isle of Wight Festival

The Stone Roses, who played to some 225,000 people at three shows in Manchester in June, are to headline next year's Isle Of Wight Festival. 

Organisers say the band's performance on Friday 14 June will be their only UK festival appearance in 2013. 

The group, whose hits include 'Fools Gold' and 'She Bangs The Drum', formed in 1983 and recorded just two albums before breaking up in 1996. They reunited in the summer with sell-out shows in Manchester's Heaton Park before embarking on a world tour.
The Stone Roses - fronted by Ian Brown - have never played at the Isle of Wight Festival before. Festival promoter John Giddings said: "When you talk about the soundtrack of our lives, The Stone Roses are embedded in it. I am so proud to get them to our island - they will kick the weekend off with a bang."

Further headline names for the 2013 festival are expected to be revealed later in the week. 

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday at 0900 GMT.

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