Biffy Clyro & Calvin Harris for Isle of Wight 2014

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The Isle of Wight Festival is returning for 2014 with an exciting line up ready for the opening night.

Friday 13 June 2014 starts another unforgettable weekend and the festival is off to a strong start, playing host to an exclusive English festival appearance from the anthemic rock trio Biffy Clyro.

Biffy Clyro’s frontman, Simon Neil, says they’re very excited to be back on the beautiful island: “We are over the moon to announce that we will headline the Main Stage of the Isle of Wight Festival next year, on Friday June 13th. To follow the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam is an honour.”

Following them is another Scottish great, international superstar and chart topper Calvin Harris who will be closing the night.

It may be a small island, but it’s packing some big acts this year with one of its most contemporary line ups, featuring the likes of Mercury nominees, Rudimental, who will be playing to the Main stage crowd for the first time. Passenger, who stormed the charts worldwide this year will also be playing and can’t wait to be back at the IOW Festival: “I played there on a small stage a few years ago and had an amazing time. It’ll be great to get back there!”.

The Waterboys and The 1975 will also be appearing over the weekend, The 1975’s Matthew Healy said: “The Isle of Wight Festival has such a rich musical heritage. We can’t wait to play there in the summer.”

Isle of Wight Festival’s history is full of iconic performances, winning an array of awards for its efforts along the way. Combining friendly and stylish festival-goers with some of the world’s biggest acts and DJ’s over its awesome stages the Isle of Wight Festival is a weekend not to be missed, and next years thirteenth (revised) edition is set to raise the bar once more.

For those who can’t wait to set across the Solent for a mini adventure, an exclusive 48-hour pre-sale is happening now at www.absoluteradio.co.uk, and if you miss that, Early bird tickets are available on Thursday 12 December at the price of £170pp.

Get tickets, check out last year’s festival highlights and keep an eye out for more soon-to-be-announced line up news here.

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