Red Hot Chili Peppers for Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been announced as the second headline act of the Isle of Wight Festival 2014.

The LA band will make their only UK festival appearance on the Saturday night, and join previously announced headliners Biffy Clyro.

Red Hot Chili Peppers said: “To headline the Isle of Wight Festival is a once in a lifetime opportunity, following in the footsteps of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. When we were offered the slot, we jumped at the chance…it will be our only show in the UK/Ireland this year…so we intend to make it really special.”

John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter added: “Finally- we’ve got them! One of the most exciting rock bands of the modern era come to visit…and judging by the performances I have seen previously, will be a highlight in the music history of the festival…Rock the Wight!”

Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Passenger, The 1975 and The Waterboys are also set to appear at this year’s edition of the festival, which takes place 12-15 June.

Tickets are on sale now.