January 30, 2014 19:15

Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline Isle Of Wight Festival

It will be the band's only UK show of 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline Isle Of Wight Festival

Photo: Press/Clara Balzary

Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to headline this summer's Isle Of Wight Festival.

The band will play Saturday June 14 on the Main Stage, following previously announced Friday June 13 headliners, Biffy Clyro. They join Rudimental, Calvin Harris and The 1975 on the bill. The show is Red Hot Chili Peppers' first UK festival appearance since 2007. The band have released a statement about their set, explaining that it will be their only UK show of 2014. The statement reads:

"To headline the Isle of Wight Festival is a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance… it will be our only show in the UK/Ireland this year… so we intend to make it really special."

Isle Of Wight Festival runs from June 12-15 in Seaclose Park. For more information visit Isleofwightfestival.com

Red Hot Chili Peppers recently denied reports they will cover Led Zeppelin when they play the Super Bowl half-time show this weekend. The rockers will play the prestigious event at the annual American Football final with Bruno Mars on Sunday night (February 2) and earlier this week drummer Chad Smith claimed that the group would cover 'Dazed & Confused' on the night.

However, this has now been disputed by Smith, who told KROQ that he was just joking. "People in the media are so gullible sometimes. We will, however, be performing side one of Rush's '2112'," he joked. Super Bowl XLVIII takes place at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. U2 will premiere their new song 'Invisible' during the event. The track will appear in an advert announcing a new partnership with Bono's charity (RED) and Bank Of America.

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