Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers, and Duran Duran have all been confirmed as the headliners for Isle of Wight Festival 2020.
The iconic UK festival will return once between 11 and 14 June, with the above acts topping the bill across the entire weekend. Richie and Capaldi’s performances both mark their debut at the UK festival, while Duran Duran’s appearance is billed as a UK festival exclusive.
Richie said in a statement: “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.”
Lewis Capaldi said: “Buzzing to be playing The Isle of Wight Festival next year!! Going to try and keep the other day clear so I can get a few scoops in after I play! See ya next year yaaaaaaas.”
Elsewhere on the bill, The Chemical Brothers will join Snow Patrol as Saturday co-headliners, while fans can also expect appearances from the likes of Sam Fender, Example, Happy Mondays, James Arthur, JC Stewart, Kaiser Chiefs, Maisie Peters, Primal Scream, Shed Seven and many more.
Weekend tickets start from £185. Visit the event’s official website for tickets and further information about the 2020 festival.
The Isle of Wight Festival began with a series of Festivals between 1968 and 1970, widely acknowledged as Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock. In 1970, a line up over 5 days included (amongst others) Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Supertramp, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Chicago, Procol Harum and played to over 600,000 people.
There was no Isle of Wight Festival between 1970 and 2002 – when John Giddings, an established music promoter, seized the opportunity to re-launch it. Giddings still curates every part of the Festival to this day.
Since 2002, The Isle of Wight Festival stages have hosted The Rolling Stones, The Who, David Bowie, Muse, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Kasabian, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sex Pistols, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, Blondie and Biffy Clyro.