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Roses headline Isle of Wight

Manchester band the Stone Roses will headline the Isle of Wight Festival, its just been announced. The seminal indie band reformed to play a number of live gigs earlier this year.

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Stone Roses announced for Isle of Wight

The Stone Roses as appearing on the Isle of Wight Festival website this morning. Credit: Isle of Wight Festival

This is how Manchester's finest, the Stone Roses, have been announced as headliners of the Isle of Wight Festival this year.

The indie rockers reformed in a huge fanfare to play a number of live gigs earlier in 2012, but booking them for the Isle of Wight will be seen as a real coup for organisers.

Tickets for the festival, which itself was marred in controversy last year, after horrendous weather swept through the site and roads were blocked across the island, go on sale on Wednesday.

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