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Sir Rod Stewart joins Arcade Fire at the top of the Isle Of Wight Festival lineup

28 November 2016, 09:49 | Written by Laurence Day

Rod Stewart has been announced as the second headliner for the 2017 Isle Of Wight Festival - he's joining Arcade Fire on the bill.

The Isle Of Wight Festival has traditionally seen a 'legend' headline on the Sunday night, with Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, and Paul McCartney all playing the slot in recent years.

"I’ve wanted Rod Stewart to play at the festival for a number of years," says organiser John Giddings. "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."

Stewart adds: "I have been very lucky to have played many of the world's finest venues and festivals - but never played the legendary Isle Of Wight Festival. I am so excited to put that right. June can't come round soon enough."

This year's edition saw the likes of The Who, Queen, Everything Everything, Blossoms, The Cribs, Jess Glynne, and Iggy Pop perform.

Isle Of Wight Festival 2017 takes place 8-11 June at Seaclose Park. Tickets are available now.
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