It was recently announced on The Isle of Wight Festival‘s website that Reunited Manchester indie quartet the Stone Roses will headline the 2013 Isle of Wight festival which takes place on the 13th 14th 15th and 16th June 2013, and it will be the only UK festival that the re-formed British indie band the Stone Roses will play next year. The will also play three more gigs in 2013, two in London’s Finsbury Park on June 7 and 8 and then once in Glasgow Green on June 15 2013.
The band last performed a gig at Glasgow Green On June 9 1990 and this has since been lauded as one of their finest live performances, They will return to the same venue almost 22 years later to the day. Earlier this year They also played three reunion gigs at Manchester’s Heaton Park which broke world records for the fastest selling UK dates in history with 220,000 tickets being sold to fans in just 68 minutes.
The Stone Roses formed in Manchester in 1993. With their classic line-up – comprising frontman Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield and drummer Alan “Reni” Wren – the band were at the forefront of the ‘Madchester’ movement of bands playing dance-inflected rock in the late-Eighties and early-Nineties, and they will perform at the Isle of Wight festival on Friday June 14, 2013 after reforming earlier this year following a fifteen year hiatus .An announcement on the festival’s website adds that the Isle of Wight gig will be the group’s only UK festival performance next year.
In addition Bon Jovi have also confirmed that they will play a headline slot at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2013 and close the show. The New Jersey band – whose hits include Living On A Prayer – will play the main stage on Sunday June 16, making their debut at the event.They join The Stone Roses who were recently confirmed to perform at the Isle Of Wight, topping the first night bill on the Friday. Bon Jovi will be playing their only UK festival performance of 2013. Frontman Jon Bon Jovi said his group was “honoured” to playing.”The Isle of Wight Festival is legendary and we’re excited to join in the long tradition of rock’n’roll history,” he said. This year, artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Tom Petty, Noel Gallagher and Jessie J were among the big-name performers. Further acts will be confirmed for the festival later this week and Tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 will go on general sale Wednesday 28th November 2012 at 9am.