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Pixies are set to reunite to perform at this year's Isle of Wight festival.

The legendary US alt-rockers, who originally split in 1993, will perform before Neil Young on the festival's final day on 14 June.

The group reformed in 2004 for a series of tours but have not performed for more than a year.

Kurt Cobain regularly hailed the band, who inspired Nirvana's breakthrough hit Smells Like Teen Spirit, as one of his biggest influences.

"It was hard to think of someone capable of complementing the musical talent of Neil Young," organiser John Giddings said, "but once I had the idea it was blindly obvious and it will surely be a legendary day on the Isle of Wight."

The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, The Ting Tings and Stereophonics are also set to perform at the event, held from 12-14 June at Seaclose Park on the Isle of Wight.

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