Rod Stewart confirmed as second Isle Of Wight Festival headliner

Rod Stewart confirmed as second Isle Of Wight Festival headliner

Rod Stewart has been named as the second headliner of next year's Isle Of Wight Festival.

The legendary rocker will close the 2017 edition on Sunday, June 11 in his only UK festival appearance next year. It will be his first appearance at the event. 

Isle of Wight Festival promoter John Giddings said: "I’ve wanted Rod Stewart to play at the festival for a number of years - he’s an incredible icon with a career that’s spanned over five decades so it’s impossible to not be a fan. On Sunday night he’ll bring an incredible energy to create an unforgettable moment."

Topping the bill on Sunday night, Stewart joins previously announced Saturday headliners Arcade Fire at the festival which takes place from June 8-11 at Seaclose Park, Newport. 

Festival promoter Solo recently withdrew its request for the local council to waive its hire fee for Seaclose Park. Isle Of Wight Council receives £55,000 a year from Solo for use of the site and holds a bond of £26,000 for the replacement or repair of any damage to the park during the event. 

The 2017 event will be the 16th Isle of Wight Festival since it was successfully relaunched in 2002. Headliners since then have included David Bowie, Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, The Killers, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Blur, The Who and Fleetwood Mac.

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