Queen to headline Isle of Wight

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Queen to headline Isle of Wight

Queen and Adam Lambert will headline the Isle of Wight Festival 2016.

The group will close the annual event at Seaclose Park on Sunday June 12 in what will be their first-ever festival appearance and only UK gig next year, it was confirmed yesterday (10.11.15).

Guitarist Brian May said: "I think Queen at The Isle of Wight Festival is a date that was long overdue. How incredible to take on this challenge at this point in our lives. With an injection of new blood in the shape of the incredible Adam Lambert, Queen will be ready to tear it up on this legendary stage in 2016. Freddie would have loved it. Can't wait."

Drummer Roger Taylor said: "When I think of The Isle of Wight Festival I think of Hendrix, Dylan and The Who. What immortal company to be in.

"Queen are thrilled to be there and can promise a special night."

And organiser John Giddings says he is "honoured" to be welcoming the band to the 15th anniversary of the festival.

He said: "It's an honour for us to have Queen + Adam Lambert at our festival. It's the perfect way for us to celebrate our 15th anniversary. Queen's music appeals to people of all generations and it's hard to think of another band with such a famous collection of songs. It's going to be an incredible moment for The Isle of Wight Festival when they share these songs with us."