Stereophonics to headline Isle Of Wight
They will share top billing with Razorlight
Photographer: Mark Holloway24 February 2009
The Welsh rockers, whose hits include 'The Bartender And The Thief' and 'Just Looking', will make their only
UK festival appearance at the event, when they close the main stage on the Saturday (13 June) night.
They will share headline duties with Razorlight, who will be performing off of the back of their third album 'Slipway Fires'.
Speaking about the band’s confirmation, Stereophonics front man Kelly Jones said: "The Isle of Wight festival is gonna be a great weekend. We're recording most of the 1st half of this year, so to step out of the studio and headline the festival this year with it being even bigger than when we played it several years ago, will be a highlight for us! It's gonna be rocking. Enough to make a bulldog wanna snap his chain!"
The festival organiser John Giddings commented: "We are proud to present two of the leading UK rock bands - it promises to be a night to remember."
Today's confirmations join Friday (12 June) night headliners The Prodigy as well as Pendulum, Basement Jaxx, The Ting Tings and The Charlatans, who will close the Big Top on the Sunday (13 June) night.
50,000 fans are expected to attend the festival, which has sold out for the last three years.
Tickets for this year's event are on sale now priced at £140 for an adult weekend pass with camping or £70 for child camping ticket.
Non-camping passes will set you back £120 for adults and £60 for children.
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Isle Of Wight Festival 2009 will take place at Seaclose Park, Newport on the Isle Of Wight from 12-14 June.