Neil Young to headline festival

Neil Young has been announced as the headline act for this year's Isle of Wight Festival.

Neil Young has been announced as the headline act for this year's Isle of Wight Festival.

The 'Heart Of Gold' singer will take the coveted Sunday night slot at the event, which has in recent years been filled by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, the Police and Coldplay.

The 63-year-old Canadian will join other acts at the Newport festival including The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, the Ting Tings and Pendulum.

Isle of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings said: "I have tried every year since we restarted the event to book Neil Young.

"His music is part of my life and has inspired generations ever since. I'm sure that his performance will be talked about for years to come."

The festival's second stage, the Big Top, will be headlined by the Charlatans, whose frontman Tim Burgess will be curating the line-up for the marquee on the Sunday.

The Isle of Wight Festival, which is in its eighth year since the 1960s event restarted, will take place at Seaclose Park, Newport, between June 12 and 14.

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