Posted on November 02, 2023

HEADLINERS: THE PRODIGY, PET SHOP BOYS & GREEN DAY

Barclaycard presents the Isle of Wight Festival announces The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys and Green Day (UK Festival Exclusive) as 2024 headliners.

Just added Feb 2024: Jessie J, Natalie Imbruglia, The Pretenders, Johnny Marr, S Club, Feeder, Cian Ducrot, Wunderhorse, Tom Meighan & Caity Baser.

Friday Main Stage
The Prodigy, The Streets, Crowded House, The Darkness, The K's, The Bootleg Beatles

Saturday Main Stage
Pet Shop Boys, Keane, Blossoms, Jessie J, Jake Shears, Natalie Imbruglia

Sunday Main Stage
Green Day, Simple Minds, Nothing But Thieves, Zara Larsson, McFly, Picture This, Beverley Knight

Big Top Friday
The Pretenders, Johhny Marr, Wunderhorse

Big Top Saturday
Suede, Feeder, The Mary Wallopers, Tom Meighan

Big Top Sunday
Jo Whiley's 90s Anthems, S Club, Cian Ducrot, Caity Baser, Toyah & Robert

Big Top Thursday
Scouting For Girls, Dagny, Rick Parfitt Jnr Band

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 continue 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 an inevitably epic performance.

The Big Top stage will see incredible headline performances in 2024, including Scouting For Girls who will prime crowds on the opening Thursday night with their feel-good brand of 80’s-inspired hits from across their career. On Saturday, iconic Britpop band Suede will make their mark as Big Top headliners, with hits from across their acclaimed career of over three decades that has spanned nine studio albums and earned them legendary status. 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 lineup is Mike Skinner who will bring his acclaimed 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 lineup to perform the album in full, including singalong hits including ‘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 acclaimed 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 lineup.

Festivalgoers can expect plenty more stand-out singalong moments throughout the weekend, from pop boyband 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 lineup 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 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.

Festival promoter John Giddings said: “We’re thrilled to announce our 2024 headliners today and to continue to showcase a truly exciting array of talent for next year’s Festival. From globally-recognised and pioneering artists, to chart-topping talent and rising stars, we can’t wait to welcome everyone to the island next year. Fans should stay tuned for more news soon!”

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