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Neil Young To Headline Wight Festival

ISLE OF WIGHT, UK (VIP-NEWS) — Music veteran Neil Young will headline this summer's Isle of Wight festival, organizers have announced.

The 63-year-old Canadian singer songwriter will close the event on Sunday 14 June.

Young joins a line up which already includes The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, Stereophonics and Razorlight.

Festival organizer John Giddings said he had "tried every year to book Neil Young" and claimed the musician had "inspired generations".

Neil Young's genre-spanning career has seen him put his hand to over 60 albums as a solo artist and band member.

He recorded three consecutive number one albums as Crosby, Stills Nash and Young, often dubbed "the American Beatles".

2009 will see the release of Young's latest solo album Fork in the Road, which is expected to see him return to his country roots.

He recently confirmed he would be playing dates in Nottingham and Aberdeen on 23 and 24 June, and he has linked with Glastonbury Festival, later the same month.

Young is also due to play a two-and-a-half hour set at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain in May. According to BBC