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05 November 2023

Pet Shop Boys, Green Day, The Prodigy Confirmed For 2024 Isle Of Wight Festival

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The Isle of Wight Festival has confirmed that Pet Shop Boys, The Prodigy and Green Day (UK Festival Exclusive) will headline their historic island event in 2024. Tickets are on general sale from 6 November at 9AM GMT from the festival’s official website.

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.

Also forming the first wave of the Isle of Wight 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 is sure to bring a set to remember from the weekend.

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.

In an official statement, 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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