Isle of Wight Festival: Kings of Leon return to headline Sunday

By a County Press reporter

Monday, February 3, 2014

 

Isle of Wight Festival: Kings of Leon return to headline Sunday

Kings of Leon will headline the Isle of Wight Festival.

AMERICAN rockers Kings of Leon will headline Sunday night at this year's Isle of Wight Festival.

The band, best known for hits such as Sex on Fire and Use Somebody, headlined the Friday night of the Seaclose Park event in 2011.

Their sixth album Mechanical Bull was nominated in this year's Grammys.

And another former headliner, Scottish band Travis, also come back to the Isle of Wight, as the organisers announce a host of acts for the event, which runs from June 12 to 15.

Last week The Red Hot Chili Peppers were announced as the Saturday headliner with Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris earlier named as bill toppers on the Friday.

Classic ska stars The Specials and their former Two Tone stablemates The Selector are playing the iconic festival as are more recent chart toppers Clean Bandit and John Newman.

John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, said: "It’s a rock 'n’ roll weekend! Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kings of Leon — rock the Wight!"

Travis said: "We’re made up that we are making a trip back to the Isle of Wight. "Last time was a top gig. There's a lot of rock androll history gone down on that little island and it's great to be a part of it again."

John Giddings added: "We’re also excited to announce appearances from a selection of the best new and established acts, including LA duo Deap Vally, half Scottish, half Swedish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, Mercury Prize nomineesThe Horrors, plus the hotly tipped Gorgon City and The Strypes, all performing over the weekend.

"Choral rock outfit The Polyphonic Spree, From The Jam, featuring Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler and four-piece girl group Neon Jungle will be heading to the Island this summer.

"Along with Swim Deep and Chloe Howl.

"But if that wasn’t enough, we’re also pleased to have top producer and DJ Duke Dumont, indie rockers Peace, July Talk and iconic British band The Move all on the bill. "Finally, rounding off this spectacular list of artists we have Dappy, British pop-rock band Lawson and newcomers The Vamps...roll on June!"

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