Isle of Wight Festival: Red Hot Chili Peppers join the bill

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Isle of Wight Festival: Red Hot Chili Peppers join the bill

The sand sculpture at Ryde, which confirmed Red Hot Chili Peppers would headline at this year's Isle of Wight Festival. Picture courtesy of @IsleofWightFest via Twitter.

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been revealed as the latest headliner for June's Isle of Wight Festival today (Thursday).

The news was announced on Appley Beach, Ryde, where a giant sandsculpture of the band's name was unveiled.

It followed days of speculation, fuelled by a series of cryptic clues from organisers on Twitter.

The band, famed for their high-energy shows, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and have a back catalogue filled with hits including Give It Away, Under the Bridge, Scar Tissue and Californication.

They will headline Saturday night in what will be a UK and Ireland exclusive.

The band said: "To headline the Isle of Wight Festival is a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance.

"It will be our only show in the UK/Ireland this year…so we intend to make it really special."

Festival boss John Giddings said: "Finally, we’ve got them! One of the most exciting rock bands of the modern era come to visit. And, judging by the performances I have seen previously, it will be a highlight in the music history of the festival…Rock the Wight!"

Isle of Wight Festival clue

The final clue given by Isle of Wight Festival organisers on Twitter.

Red Hot Chili Peppers poster


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by Den Young

2nd February 2014, at 23:14:56

back to the topic in question more names Monday I think

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by Den Young

2nd February 2014, at 16:08:50

only basic, I havnt got to eating a dictionary yet and probably wont bother to, ive seen what that can do to the odd scribe on here.

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by Scott Angles

1st February 2014, at 20:14:38

Den, the fact that you can read and write surprises me endlessly.

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by Nikki Rose

30th January 2014, at 23:03:16

Lets hope they play their old stuff (with the exception of anything from the Dave Navarro period), they are a bit too mainstream nowadays, gave upon them with Stadium Arcadium! Glad I saw them in their heyday!

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by Den Young

30th January 2014, at 22:02:18

Scott, bit of respect to you a real positive comment never expected it from you after the ruffled feathers on pregnancy case

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by Stephen Elliott

30th January 2014, at 19:07:36

Good capture...giddings needs a pat on the back with this one

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by Leigh Perry

30th January 2014, at 17:38:49

Apparently Slim Whitman wasn't booked this year because he's dead.

R.I.P Slim.

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by Keven Ball

30th January 2014, at 15:31:58

The IOW Festival's have always been fantastic and it is still refreshing to see all the big acts old and new turning up to headline the festival!

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by Baz Taylor

30th January 2014, at 15:10:19

Never been a fan of the RHCP but they're a big act to come here for the Festival. Take note Rob Da Bank! Outkast? Who are they?

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by neil jacks

30th January 2014, at 15:01:39

to those who never heard of em..Pay your surgeon very well
To break the spell of aging

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