The Boomtown Rats are the latest band to reform as they join the Isle of Wight festival lineup

Bob Geldolf will front The Boomtown Rats at the 2013 Isle of wight festival Credit: Ian West/PA Archive

The band which brought Bob Geldolf to fame, The Boomtown Rats, are the latest act to jump on the reunion bandwagon.

Fronted by Bob Geldolf, The Boomtown Rats will be included in the Sunday lineup of the Isle of Wight Festival, 26 years after they last performed together.

Rock legends Bon Jovi and indie band The Killers have already been confirmed as festival headliners.

Since the hugely successful reform of Take That, The Boomtown Rats are not the only band to make a comeback after years of absence, as many acts have responded to their fans desire to return.

Some of the more recent reunions include:

The Stone Roses

Last year the Mancunian quartet performed in front of thousands at Heaton Park in Manchester, stealing the show as V Festival headliners.

Originally splitting in 1996, NME reports that the band have now written two songs for their new album.

Led Zeppelin

(Left - right) Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones from the band Led Zepplin Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Splitting in 1980, the band reformed nearly 30 years later to play a one-off charity show at the O2 Arena in 2007.

Last year they released a live DVD album from the show.

Spice Girls

Girl power takes over the Olympic Stadium at the closing ceremony Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Archive

Most likely inspired by Take That's hugely successful comeback, 'Girl Power' was once again brought to life as Ginger, Baby, Scary, Posh and Sporty decided to embark on a three-month tour of Europe and the US.

The band also released a greatest hits album as a final farewell to fans and performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.


5ive in their heyday backstage at the Capital Extravaganza held at Earls Court in London in 1998 Credit: Simon Meaker/EMPICS Entertainment

A hugely successful boy band, with a trio of number ones more than a decade ago.

The band previously tried to perform, lasting around eight months due to lack of funds, they are now trying again, although despite the name there are only four of them, with J Brown failing to join the reunion.


The original Sugababes lineup in 2001, (from left to right) Siobhan, Keisha and Mutya Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Archive

Original members Mutya, Keisha, and Siobhan, who no longer have rights to the group's name, have been working on new material over the last year.


An electric performance for thousands of Blur fans on Worthy farm at Glastonbury 2009 Credit: D6007A/EMPICS Entertainment

After touring with their last album Think Tank in 2003, following the departure of guitarist Graham Coxon, the group called it a day.

A memorable comeback in 2009 when the band headlined Glastonbury, paved way for additional gigs at Hyde Park, which included the performance of two new songs.

This week ITV2 launched The Big Reunion, which follows six pop acts, including B*witched, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X and 911, preparing for a one-off gig at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

Watch The Big Reunion trailer: