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STEREOPHONICS are the latest band to be confirmed for the ISLE OF WIGHT festival next summer.

The legendary festival was restarted in 2002 after an absence of 32 years. The event has hosted acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Paul Weller, The Who, Joni Mitchell and Jefferson Airplane in the past.

This year’s festival takes place June 11-13, with [/a] the first name to confirm. Stereophonics will play on June 11.

Bassist Richard Jones told Virgin Radio of the festival: “We’ve never been there before, I do remember the festivals back in the Sixties and Seventies, its got a lot of history. We’re looking forward to doing it.”

The band’s singer Kelly Jones added: “To do a gig at the Isle of Wight is pretty special, I know [a] did it last year and he said it was a good craic, it will be a good day.”