The 2017 event will be the 16th Isle of Wight Festival since the famous festival of the late 1960s was relaunched. Acts who have taken to the stage since the revamp include David Bowie, Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Blur, Foo Fighters and Fleetwood Mac.
It was alwasy one person missing to that list and that was Rod Stewart. The sensational 71-year-old will own the stage on the final night of the 2017 festival, following in the footsteps of previous Sunday headliners Queen + Adam Lambert and Fleetwood Mac.
The Tonight’s The Night crooner joins Arcade Fire on the bill for the weekend, with the latter headlining on the Saturday night. It marks Rod’s first ever outing to the festival.
Speaking of his spot on Sunday June 11, Rod said: ‘I have been very lucky to have played many of the world’s finest venues and festivals – but never played the legendary IOW Festival. I am so excited to put that right. June can’t come round soon enough.’
And Isle of Wight Festival Promoter, John Giddings added: ‘I’ve wanted Rod Stewart to play at the festival for a number of years – he’s an incredible icon with a career that’s spanned over five decades so it’s impossible to not be a fan. On Sunday night he’ll bring an incredible energy to create an unforgettable moment.’
It will be Rod’s only UK festival appearance in 2017 and follows on from his From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits arena tour this year.
No doubt revellers can look forward to Rod whipping out classics like Maggie May, The First Cut Is The Deepest, Sailing, Do Ya Think I’m Sexy and I Don’t Want To Talk About It, as well as some of his new hits.
The Isle Of Wight Festival 2017 will take place from Friday 8 June to Sunday 11 June at Seaclose Park, Newport. Next year will be the festival’s 6th anniversary year.
Isle of Wight Festival will take place on June 8 to 11, 2017 – Tickets are on sale now.