Meanwhile, festival promoter John Giddings said: “We are delighted to welcome Stereophonics and Faithless back to the Isle of Wight Festival to co-headline the Friday night. Stereophonics continue to prove they are still on top with a new number one album and they are absolutely brilliant live. Likewise Faithless, who are currently celebrating their 20th year, have had hit after hit, and I know the crowds at the festival are going to go crazy when they bring their live set up to the Friday night. Looking forward to catching their sets!”
The Isle of Wight exclusive deal rules Queen and Adam Lambert out of headlining Glastonbury next year. Lambert recently spoke about wanting to play Worthy Farm with Queen and the band were among bookies favourites to top the Pyramid Stage bill in 2016.
The Welsh band Stereophonics played the festival in 2004 and 2009 and Faithless made an appearance in 2005.
Last month was also announced that the Rock royalty Queen + Adam Lambert will also make their UK festival debut next summer which will be their only UK show of next year.
The Isle of Wight Festival is again set to thrill tens of thousand of fans across the land over 3 days on 10th, 11th & 12th June 2016.