Queen + Adam Lambert To Headline Isle Of Wight Festival

The band's only UK show in 2016...

Queen + Adam Lambert are set to headline next summer's instalment of the Isle Of Wight Festival.

The band will bring their hit-laden set to the festival for what will no doubt be a special performance. The group's sole UK show in 2016, it will also mark the first time that Queen + Adam Lambert have played a festival.

Genial guitarist 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 added: "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."

Adam Lambert will of course be filling in for Freddie Mercury, and the vocalist was delighted at the prospect of playing the Isle Of Wight Festival: "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 five) to wear for the set."

Queen + Adam Lambert will play The Isle Of Wight Festival on June 12th.

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