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Brian May: Playing a festival will 'open doors'

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Brian May: Playing a festival will 'open doors'

Brian May thinks signing up to headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 will "open doors" for Queen and Adam Lambert.

The 68-year-old guitarist will close the event with his group on June 12 next year and admits that whilst they have never done a festival together before, they are ready to put on a "great show".

Speaking at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards, which he attended with his wife Anita Dobson, he told BANG Showbiz: "I'm so excited to be playing it. The Isle of Wight festival to us is of great resonance because of who played there - it's The Who, it's Jimi Hendrix, it's Bob Dylan. To be part of that is great, to be asked is fantastic and we just need to make sure we put on a great show.

"We've been asked to play a lot of festivals and we haven't done it, I guess because we've always wanted control over what we do. But maybe this has opened the door."

However, Brian is a little worried how the band will cram all of their hits into the set.

He added: "The problem with Isle of Wight is how do we get all the hits in. We shall see. It's a very exciting prospect for us because we've never done a festival before."