The Isle of Wight festival 2016 is happening this weekend, which can only mean one thing: festival season is in full swing! So, without further ado, here’s our guide to this year’s headliners if you're not sure who's going to be performing… sorry in advance if you don’t have tickets!

Stereophonics

If you haven’t heard of Stereophonics, where have you been? The Welsh four-piece, fronted by Kelly Jones, have been around since 1992. With six number-one albums under their belt, they know what they’re doing, and they always put on an epic show, belting out hit after hit after hit. If you’re not lucky enough to have tickets to the festival this weekend, check out their set when it airs on TV. You won’t regret it.

Faithless

Even if you’re never heard of Faithless, you’ll know the band’s most famous song, Insomnia. The British electronica three-piece formed in 1995, and although they announced their split in 2011, they reformed again last year to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

 

The Who

Now, you can be forgiven if you’re not entirely familiar with The Who’s back catalogue – despite the fact they’ve sold over 100 million records worldwide. They’ve been around since 1964 and are considered to be one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century. Hits include Pinball Wizard and Who Are You?, which you might recognise if you’re a CSI fan

Queen + Adam Lambert

Originally formed in 1970, Queen was generally considered to be one of the greatest bands ever. Lead vocalist and pianist Freddie Mercury died in 1991 at the age of 45, but over recent years guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor have been performing with Adam Lambert, runner-up on the 2009 series of American Idol. They’ve been touring worldwide on and off since 2014.

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