Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Daren Thomas Curley0
By The Way… The Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce Sole 2014 UK Gig
It’s been announced the Chili Peppers will headline the Saturday night of this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, after Friday’s main stage headliner Biffy Clyro. Whilst Calvin Harris is due to close the event on the following evening.
The band last performed at a UK festival in 2007 at Reading and Leeds.
A statement from the Red Hot Chili Peppers said: “It’s 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”.
The festival’s promoter, John Giddings, said: “Finally, we’ve got the one of the most exciting rock bands of the modern era come to visit and judging by the performances I have seen previously, will be a highlight in the music history of the festival.”
Other acts that have been confirmed to play are Passenger, Rudimental, The 1975 and The Waterboys.
The Isle of Wight Festival takes place at Seaclose Park from 12-15 June 2014.
Here’s ‘The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie’ from their last LP ‘I’m With You’ played live on a rooftop on Vencice Beach, California.