THE FIRST MAJOR FESTIVAL OF THE SUMMER, ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL, HAS ANNOUNCED THE FIRST DETAILS OF THEIR STAR STUDDED LINEUP
Newport based Isle of Wight Festival is descended upon each year by hundreds of thousands of music lovers, and next year is going to be no different. Just this morning, we’ve got the latest on who is going to be performing at the festival as it makes its return for 2020, over 11th – 14th June.
The UK’s oldest festival, first finding its feet in 1968, will be marking 50 years since the iconic 1970 festival, which secured its place in pop culture history thanks to performances from Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joni Mitchell and more. Hendrix’s legendary performance was was his last in the UK! While the likes of Joni Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix can’t be confirmed for next year, we reckon the lineup is still pretty damn good!
Friday’s headliners are both making their Isle of Wight Festival debut next year, as Lionel Richie will be co-headlining the Main Stage alongside Grammy and BRIT Award nominee man of the moment Lewis Capaldi. Special guest Pete Tong will be closing the Main Stage on Friday night with his Ibiza Classics.
On playing, Lionel Richie said: I’m excited to be playing at The Isle of Wight Festival next summer. It’s the first time I’ve performed at the festival and I can’t think of a better way to start the summer! It’s a festival steeped in music history – Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones have all headlined and I’m honoured to be joining the esteemed list! See you all there.
Since their debut 20 years ago, Snow Patrol are back to the festival, joined in headlining duties by festival favourites The Chemical Brothers who have redefined the concept and experience of live electronic music.
Duran Duran will be making a UK festival exclusive as they close the Main Stage on Sunday night, and are sure to be a favourite for all ages across the weekend!
Further acts announced today: Becky Hill, Dido, Example, Happy Mondays, James Arthur, JC Stewart, Kaiser Chiefs, Maisie Peters, Primal Scream, Sam Fender, Shed Seven, Sigma (DJ Set), Supergrass and The Manor.
Weekend admission for the festival comes in at £185, whereas you can grab student tickets for £170. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 can grab a ticket at just a fiver, and if you’re between 13 and 17, your ticket is going to be £165!
Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday (6th December) at 9am, and you can grab them here.