By: Mike Bober
Bon Jovi is about to join a very cool club: the list of headliners who have performed at the The Isle of Wight Festival.
The UK festival started in 1968 but only ran for three years until 1970, during which time several Rock and Roll icons, including Jimi Hendrix and The Who, performed. Unfortunately, the big names and large crowds caused so much chaos that the festival was forced to call it quits.
However, 2002 saw the relaunch of the festival that has since included headliners such as Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Tom Petty, The Police, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop and Robert Plant, among others.
Bon Jovi has now been named as the second headliner for the 2013 performances, and will actually close out the festival on Sunday, June 16th of 2013.
According to NME, frontman Jon Bon Jovi had this to say about headlining the UK festival:
“The Isle of Wight Festival is legendary and we're excited to join in the long tradition of Rock 'n' Roll history. We are honored to be the headliners on the Main Stage Sunday night. This will mark our first visit to the island and I expect it will prove to be a highlight of our tour and of 2013.”
The Stone Roses have been named as the festival’s other headliner and tickets will be going on sale Wednesday, November 28th.
To read more on this story from NME, click here, and for ticket and lineup info, head to the festival’s official website.