Stereophonics and Faithless will co-headline the Isle of Wight Festival.

Stereophonics' Kelly Jones

Stereophonics' Kelly Jones

The two acts - who will take to the stage at Seaclose Park, Newport on Friday June 10 2016 - are the second performers to be added to the bill after it was revealed Queen and Adam Lambert will close the annual event on Sunday June 12.

Stereophonics' frontman Kelly Jones said: "I love playing the Isle of Wight Festival. I got to steer the boat over last time. Captain of the ship and honked the horn! Only the captain gets to honk the horn. This will be our third time at the festival."

And Faithless added: "We can't wait to return to play such an iconic festival for the second time. We were proud to be part of its relaunch in 2005 and it's an absolute pleasure to be invited back."

Speaking to Absolute Radio Breakfast Show host Christian O'Connell at the band's show for War Child and Absolute Radio, Kelly revealed they hope to pick up some new fans during their Isle of Wight performance.

He explained: "When you're starting out, on your first and second record festivals are a brilliant place to steal other people's fans and we stole quite a lot of people's fans and it was great and then you move up the bill and then you do your own thing."

"And it works both ways - now when we're playing gigs and we're on the bill with people like George Ezra and Ellie Goulding on their first and second records and then we try to steal their fans as well because they're 16 and 17. Basically we just keep stealing people really."

"At the Isle of Wight Festival we'll be stealing fans, we're going to steal some Queen fans."

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