The two acts will co-headline on Friday June 10 and join Queen on the bill following the announcement that they will top the bill of the festival on Sunday June 12.
Speaking about the band’s headline slot, Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones said: “I love playing the Isle Of Wight Festival. I got to steer the boat over last time. Captain of the ship and honked the horn! Only the captain gets to honk the horn. This will be our third time at the festival…. I’ll leave my white suit at home this time though!”
Meanwhile, festival promoter John Giddings said: “We are delighted to welcome Stereophonics and Faithless back to the Isle of Wight Festival to co-headline the Friday night. Stereophonics continue to prove they are still on top with a new number one album and they are absolutely brilliant live. Likewise Faithless, who are currently celebrating their 20th year, have had hit after hit, and I know the crowds at the festival are going to go crazy when they bring their live set up to the Friday night. Looking forward to catching their sets!”
The Isle of Wight exclusive deal rules Queen and Adam Lambert out of headlining Glastonbury next year. Lambert recently spoke about wanting to play Worthy Farm with Queen and the band were among bookies favourites to top the Pyramid Stage bill in 2016.
Isle of Wight Festival takes place at Seaclose Park in Newport between June 10-12. Headliners at this year’s festival included Fleetwood Mac, The Black Keys and Blur.