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Isle of Wight Festival reveal first artists for 2020

The UK's oldest festival returns next summer.

Isle of Wight Festival organisers have confirmed their first wave of artists for next year’s event.

The latest edition of the festival will take place from 11-14 June 2020.

Leading the announcement is the news that Friday night will be co-headlined by music icon Lionel Richie, who’ll be performing at the festival for the first time ever in his career, alongside man of the moment and recent GRAMMY nominee Lewis Capaldi.

Lewis comments: “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”.

Snow Patrol – who first debuted 20 years ago – will perform at the festival on Saturday night where they’ll be co-headlining alongside legendary Manchester dance duo The Chemical Brothers.

Closing main stage proceedings on Sunday will be legendary pop makers Duran Duran in UK festival exclusive.

Also announced to be appearing at 2020’s festival today in alphabetical order are: 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. 

Isle of Wight first opened its doors in 1968 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Since the start, there have been some iconic performances from the likes of The Doors, The Who and the last ever Jimi Hendrix UK show.

The festival relaunched in 2002 to become one of the biggest UK festivals of the summer and welcomes some of the biggest, best and brightest in music.

Since its relaunch headliners have included Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart and Arcade Fire.

Check out our review of 2019’s action here.


Isle of Wight Festival 2020 Line-up

Isle of Wight Festival will be headlined by Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers, and Duran Duran.

Friday 12 June 2020

Main Stage 

  • Lionel Richie
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics
  • Becky Hill

Big Top 

  • Happy Mondays

Saturday 13 June 2020

Main Stage 

  • Snow Patrol
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Sam Fender
  • James Arthur

Big Top

  • Primal Scream

Sunday 14 June 2020

Main Stage 

  • Duran Duran
  • Supergrass
  • Dido

Big Top 

  • Kaiser Chiefs

Day to be announced

  • Sigma (DJ Set)
  • Shed Seven
  • Example
  • Maisie Peters
  • The Manor
  • JC Stewart

Tickets for Isle of Wight Festival 2020 will be available from 9:00 on Friday 6 December through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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