Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris for Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Biffy Clyro have been announced as the first headline act of the 2014 edition of the Isle of Wight Festival.

The  Scottish rockers  will headline the festival on Friday June 13, and after their performance  DJ and producer Calvin Harris will bring the evening to a close.

Also confirmed for the festival are Rudimental, Passenger, The 1975 and The Waterboys.

Speaking of their headline performance, Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro said: We are over the moon to announce that we will headline the Main Stage of the Isle of Wight Festival next year, on Friday June 13th. To follow the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Bob Dylan and Pearl Jam is an honour. We cannot wait to get back to this iconic Festival, and this beautiful island!”

Festival promoter John Giddings added: Friday night is going to kick it out of the park with Biffy & Calvin and special guests Rudimental – I can’t wait…. having Passenger and The 1975 already on board we’re set for one of our most contemporary years – with the class of The Waterboys complementing the young guns nicely….”

The  Isle of Wight Festival 2014 takes place June 12-14, and Early Bird tickets priced ar £170 go on sale Thursday December 12, 2013.