Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline Isle of Wight Festival

30/01/14

Anthony Kiedis

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the Saturday night of this year's Isle of Wight Festival, its organisers have announced.

The performance will be the band's only UK gig in 2014.

A statement from the Red Hot Chili Peppers said: "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors.

"When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance."

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance
Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers last performed at a UK festival in 2007 at Reading and Leeds.

They also played an outdoor concert at Knebworth House in 2011 and released their 10th studio album, I'm With You, later that year.

Friday night's main stage headliner has already been announced as Biffy Clyro.

Calvin Harris will close the night after their performance.

Other acts that have been confirmed to play are Passenger, Rudimental, The 1975 and The Waterboys.

The festival's promoter, John Giddings, said: "Finally, we've got them. One of the most exciting rock bands of the modern era come to visit and judging by the performances I have seen previously, will be a highlight in the music history of the festival."

The Isle of Wight Festival takes place at Seaclose Park from 12-15 June.

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