They will form part of the Best of British theme at the festival
As spring starts to poke its head around the wintery corner excitement about summer festivals is hot on its heels and the latest headline announcement has proved no exception - The Who is set to take on the Isle of Wight Festival.
The Who will play the Isle of Wight festival for the fourth time
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend have been added to the top of the bill for the first festival of the summer that, this year, has a Best of British theme to coincide with the Queen’s 90th birthday.
To help them congratulate her majesty is Queen featuring Adam Lambert, Stereophonics and Faithless.
This will be The Who’s only UK festival as they take to the stage with their Hits! 50 tour for the Saturday night headline slot to celebrate their own 50th anniversary.
The band, famous for songs including My Generation and Who Are You, first played the festival in 1969 and again in 1970.
Their last performance on the island was in 2004, the same year David Bowie appeared at the festival - his last ever UK live performance.
Isle of Wight festival organiser John Giddings described The Who as "part of the fabric" of the event.
He said: "It’s great to welcome them back to the island as part of their ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations.
"We’re so proud to have a line-up of home-grown headliners to help celebrate our own 15th anniversary and ensure that this year delivers yet another unforgettable weekend of music."