A popular Isle of Wight band will headline one of the biggest festivals of its kind in the world next bank holiday weekend.  

Returning for a second year in a row, following a break due to the Covid pandemic, Asylum Steampunk Festival in Lincoln is tipped as the biggest steampunk festival in the world.

Headlining the festival’s Saturday night Steampunk Ball is Island favourites The Wight Hot Pipes at the famous Engine Shed venue.

The Wight Hot Pipes are a five-piece celtic rock band that plays covers from all genres with vocals and bagpipes.

The band has been making their mark in recent years, with a prime slot on the Glastonbury Croissant Neuf Stage in 2019 and a standing ovation at the BBKing Club in Broadway, Manhattan, in 2017.

Founding member and GP Keiron Cooney, aka Piping Hot Doc, said the band is proud to have been asked to headline the massive event.

The Steampunk Festival, which attracts around 100,000 visitors to Lincoln, takes place between Friday, August 25, and Monday, August 28.