The Isle of Wight Festival makes its triumphant return for 2020 with a huge line-up of music icons marking the first major festival of the summer over 11th – 14th June.

The UK’s oldest festival – first held in 1968 – celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1970 festival next year, which secured its place in pop culture history thanks to performances from Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joni Mitchell and more. Hendrix’s legendary headline performance was his last in the UK and the 1970 festival was the last on the island until it was resurrected in 2002.

Friday’s headliners both make their Isle of Wight Festival debut in 2020; international superstar Lionel Richie will co-headline the Main Stage alongside GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated man of the moment Lewis Capaldi. Special guest Pete Tong will bring the spirit of Ibiza to Seaclose Park, as he closes the Main Stage on Friday night with his Ibiza Classics.

Since debuting 20 years ago, Saturday co-headliners Snow Patrol have amassed over 17 million global album sales, 1 billion global track streams and countless award wins. They’re joined in headlining duties by The Chemical Brothers, a duo who redefined the concept of live electronic music, bagged six UK Number 1 albums, four GRAMMY wins and a reputation for a transcendent live experience.

Acts also announced today are (in alphabetical order): 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

Tickets for The Isle of Wight Festival 2020 event are on sale Friday 6th December at 9am.

On playing, Lionel 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.

2019 has propelled Lewis Capaldi to superstar status. With his debut album spending six weeks in total at Number 1, it was certified platinum in just 10 weeks. Becoming the biggest streamed week one debut of all time, the album also spawned the country’s biggest smash hit single of the year, Someone You Loved, which spent seven weeks at the summit of the UK’s Official Singles Chart and hit Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Lewis pairs sad songs with incredible wit and a rampant social media following, earning him fans in Niall Horan, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris and more.

Lewis 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

Artists announced today for The Isle of Wight Festival 2020 (in alphabetical order):

Becky Hill


Duran Duran


Happy Mondays

James Arthur

JC Stewart

Kaiser Chiefs

Lewis Capaldi

Lionel Richie

Maisie Peters

Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics

Primal Scream

Sam Fender

Shed Seven


Snow Patrol


The Chemical Brothers

The Manor

Tickets for The Isle of Wight Festival 2020 go on sale this Friday (6th December) at 9am

Ticket prices*:

  • Weekend with / without Camping: £185

  • Islander: £145

  • Student: £170

  • Teen (13-17): £165

  • Child (6-12): £5

  • Infant (5 & under): Free

  • Payment plans available

*Prices subject to a booking fee

Camping options:

  • VIP Festival experience exclusive glamping options are on sale in the Harvest Moon Boutique Village:

    • Pink Moon Camping – choose from a colourful collection of accommodation and enjoy your weekend with a unique camping experience.

    • Eve’s Tipis – try something different and stay in a tipi, plus enjoy cocktails or champagne from the bar or some hot breakfast options to start your day right.

    • Podpads – bunk down in the colourful Podpads with solid wood or canvas options.

    • Kushti Cabins – unique fully furnished, luxury boutique camping accommodation for two with fully serviced, exclusive facilities including luxury loos, showers and pamper parlour.

Disabled access tickets must be purchased from Ticketmaster, details on how to book can be found at

A variety of travel options including ferry, speed boats, river crossing, Big Green Coach Company and National Rail can be viewed on the festival’s website.

Fans can keep up to date with the festival by using the hashtag #IOW2020 on Twitter and Instagram. Follow the festival on Twitter @IsleOfWightFest and on Instagram @isleofwightfest