THE Island's Wight Hot Pipes will play this year's Glastonbury Festival.

The pipe alt-rockers ­— who released their new album, Any Time It Rains, last Friday (June 14) ­— will perform on the Croissant Neuf Stage, where Ed Sheeran made his Glastonbury debut.

An internationally acclaimed six-piece, Wight Hot Pipes are fast becoming one of the Island's most sought-after music exports.

The band, featuring keyboards, drums and guitars, is led by bagpiper Kieron Cooney, with vocals by Tori Blain.

Kieron said: "I'm thrilled and privileged for the band to be offered a full set at Glastonbury, the most prestigious festival in the UK.

"The timing is perfect with the release of our first album."

In August, the band will perform their first headline show at The Engine Shed, Lincoln.