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STONE ROSES ANNOUNCED FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2013

The Stone Roses will be one of three headline acts at next year’s Isle of Wight festival, reports iwcp.co.uk.

Only last week an Isle of Wight Council review allowed the festival to keep its license and organisers have wasted no time in naming one of their main acts.

After reuniting last year the Stone Roses went onto announce an extensive global tour, although this will be the Manchester band’s only UK festival appearance in 2013.

The iconic 90s group played at T in the Park in Scotland and V Festival in Chelmsford over summer 2011, but next year’s appearance will mark the first time Ian Brown, Mani, Reni and John Squire have performed at the Isle of Wight.

Cited by iwradio.co.uk, Isle of Wight promoter John Giddings expressed his delight at being able to book one of his favourite acts.

When you talk about the soundtrack of our lives, the Stone Roses are embedded in it. I am so proud to get them to our island – they will kick the weekend off with a bang, he said.

This opportunity may have been something of a pipe dream six months ago, as complaints from East Cowes-based aerospace company GKN threatened to withold the festival’s licence.

Last year saw the festival site descend into a mudbath, causing miles of gridlock as ticket-holders attempted to get into the site. GKN claimed to have lost