Barclaycard presents the Isle of Wight Festival today announces The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys and Green Day (UK Festival Exclusive) as 2024 headliners for the historic island event. Barclaycard and Three customers can be first in line with exclusive pre-sale access for 48 hours from now (2nd November at 1PM GMT). Tickets are on general sale from 6th November at 9AM GMT from www.isleofwightfestival.com.
Headlining Friday night’s Main Stage is legendary English electronic group The Prodigy. Entertaining crowds with their iconic electronic anthems for over three decades, the group continues to be one of the UK’s musical pioneers. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide, scored seven consecutive UK number one albums, and won numerous awards including BRIT, MTV VMA and EMA, Kerrang, and more.
On Saturday, Pet Shop Boys will headline the Main Stage with “DREAMWORLD The Greatest Hits Live”. The legendary duo will perform tracks from their extensive and acclaimed catalogue that have earned them 22 UK Top 10 singles, an Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the 2009 BRIT Awards, and more. Their spectacular The Greatest Hits Live tour was described as “an ecstatic presentation of 40 years of brilliance” by the Evening Standard.
In a UK Festival Exclusive, American rock heroes and one of the world’s biggest-selling artists Green Day will close the Festival’s Main Stage on Sunday night. The five-time Grammy Award winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, whose vastly praised catalogue has seen the band sell over 75 million records globally, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic album Dookie and the 20th anniversary of American Idiot at the festival, in what is destined to be an inevitably epic performance.
The Big Top will see incredible headline performances in 2024, including Scouting For Girls who will entertain crowds on the opening Thursday night with their feel-good hits from across their career. On Saturday, iconic Britpop band Suede will make their mark as Big Top headliners, with a set list sure to be filled with hits from a career spanning three decades and nine studio albums. Closing the weekend, Jo Whiley brings her 90s Anthems to the Big Top on Sunday. The renowned DJ and presenter is set to bring all the best tracks from the 90s for a euphoric Festival finale.
Also forming the first wave of the Isle of Wight Festival 2024 line-up is Mike Skinner who will bring his revered musical project The Streets to the Isle, with anthems like ‘Dry Your Eyes’ and ‘Fit But You Know It’ sure to be a set to remember from the weekend. Recently-reformed Keane celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album ‘Hopes & Fears’ in 2024 and join the line-up to perform the album in full, including singalong hits ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and ‘Everybody’s Changing’.
Since they first formed 45 years ago, Simple Minds have been musical pioneers with 60 million records sold, six Number 1 albums and classic hits such as “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, “Glittering Prize” and “Belfast Child”. They return to the Festival this summer. No stranger to the spotlight, Beverley Knight can do it all: an Olivier award-winning star of the West End stage and an astounding singer with a prolific music career as the undoubted Queen of British Soul, she’ll delight crowds over the Festival weekend.
Also performing across the weekend is internationally-recognised Swedish popstar Zara Larsson and celebrated singer Jake Shears, formerly co-lead vocalist of New York pop-rock band Scissor Sisters, who will bring his ultimate feel-good energy and plenty of singalong moments to Saturday’s Main Stage. Rising star Dagny who broke onto the scene in 2016 via Norway and has since accumulated over a billion streams, sold out tours and been praised by The Guardian, Billboard, Nylon and more, will join the Big Top line-up.
Festivalgoers can expect plenty more stand-out singalong moments throughout the weekend, from pop boy band McFly whose hits include ‘All About You’, ‘Five Colours In Her Hair’ and ‘Obviously’ to name just a few, to the world’s premier Beatles tribute band The Bootleg Beatles and more. Picture This have an ability to blend heartfelt lyrics with powerful melodies which has garnered them a devoted global fan base; the Irish band bring their compelling songwriting and electrifying performance to the Festival in June.
Stockport rockers Mercury Prize and BRIT Award nominees Blossoms return to the Isle in 2024, with their infectious energy and music from their chart-topping career. Rock band Nothing But Thieves also join the line-up following their latest album that went straight to the top of the UK Album Chart earlier this year, as well as Crowded House whose career has spanned almost 40 years, and English newcomers The K’s.
Returning to the Isle of Wight Festival for the first time in over ten years, The Darkness will bring their infamous high energy that propelled them to the forefront of the mainstream in the noughties. Isle of Wight Festival fan-favourites Toyah & Robert Fripp will also return after a joyous set in 2023, and Rick Parfitt Jnr & The RPJ Band also make their return following a fantastic performance in 2022. Also joining the bill are Irish septet The Mary Wallopers who, hailed as akin to The Dubliners and The Pogues by The Guardian, will bring their brand of rock’n’roll to the island in June.
Ticket prices (no additional fees):
Weekend with / without Camping: £269.95
Teen (13-17): £225.95
Island Teen (13-17): £192.95
Older Child (9-12): £14
Younger Child (3-8): £8.40
Infant (2 & under): Free
Payment plans available