First performing at The Isle of Wight Festival in 1969 and 1970 before returning in 2004, The Who are preparing to make yet another triumphant return to the festival's stage this year and have been announced as headliners on Saturday, June 11.

Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend and their live band including Zak Starkey, Pino Palladino and Simon Townshend will be bringing their Hits 50! tour to the island for their only British festival performance this year, blasting classics such as 'Who Are You' and 'My Generation' to the thousands in attendance.

Festival boss John Giddings says: "The Who are part of the fabric of The Isle of Wight Festival, and it's great to welcome them back to the island as part of their ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations. We're proud ot have a line up of home-grown headliners to help celebrate our own 15th anniversary and ensure that this year delivers yet another unforgettable weekend of music."

Joining a 'Best of British' line up, headliners Queen and Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless will all also be taking to the stage over the weekend which also marks the Queen's 90th birthday.

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place from June 9-12 at Seaclose Park, Newport, with a full range of ticket, travel and camping/accommodation options available at

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