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Isle of Wight festival reveals first headliner

Queen & Adam Lambert will perform in 2016.

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Isle of Wight Festival organisers have revealed that this year the legendary Queen and Adam Lambert will be making their UK festival debut. The band will be headlining on Sunday 12th June and this will be its only UK show in 2016.

Queen is currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic single, Bohemian Rhapsody and on the day Queen will play its only show in the UK, The Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday and the nation will be celebrating.

About the news Brian May said: “I think Queen at The Isle of Wight Festival is a date that was long overdue.  How incredible to take on this challenge at this point in our lives. With an injection of new blood in the shape of the incredible Adam Lambert, Queen will be ready to tear it up on this legendary stage in 2016.  Freddie would have loved it. Can’t wait.

Roger Taylor said: “When I think of The Isle of Wight Festival I think of Hendrix, Dylan and The Who. What immortal company to be in! Queen are thrilled to be there and can promise a special night.”

Finally Adam Lambert added: “I’m so excited to be a part of The Isle of Wight Festival and share the stage once again with the Queen family. I adore making music with Roger and Brian, and am thrilled to help continue their legacy into 2016. It is true I have large shoes to fill so I’m urgently planning on searching for a new pair of boots (or 5) to wear for the set.”

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