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The Who added to Isle of Wight Festival 2016 headliners

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who on stage in New York

Veteran rock band The Who will headline the Saturday night slot at this year's Isle of Wight Festival.

The show, featuring former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft as a special guest, will be the band's only UK music festival this year, organisers said.

The band previously played at the island's legendary festival in 1969, 1970 and 2004.

Rock legends Queen will top the bill to close the four-day festival which also features Stereophonics and Faithless.

The festival is being held at Seaclose Park in Newport on 9-12 June, the same weekend as the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

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