Music is the heart and soul of the Isle of Wight Festival, a festival that is steeped in history that started back in the summer of love 1968, and where in 1970, a line up over 5 days included (amongst others) Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Supertramp, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Chicago, Procol Harum and played to over 600,000 people.

The Isle of Wight Festival is committed to supporting live music and emerging artists from around the UK and the River stage is the perfect platform to get new tunes out there to thousands of music-lovers.

Isle of Wight Festival promoter John Giddings commented: “We have this fantastic opportunity every year to showcase some of the great new musical talent that is out there. I’m looking forward to hearing some great bands across the weekend on this stage and hoping to find that future Isle of Wight headliner!”

Performing in 2024 are 86TVs, featuring The Maccabees’ Felix and Hugo White; The Effect, featuring the sons of rock royalty with Nic Collins (son of Phil Collins) and Trev Lukather (son of Toto’s Steve Lukather). junodream, fresh from a sold out UK tour and reminiscent of Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Air; Andrew Cushin, who is supporting Noel Gallagher this summer; His Lordship, the project from Pretenders guitarist James Walbourne and drummer Kristoffer Sonne; and Angelina Mango, Italy’s 2024 Eurovision entry!

Plus a whole ream of other highlights including the Isle of Wight's very own Coach Party, IOW Festival favourites Germein and a little bit of an 80's throwback with Johnny Hates Jazz!

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Listen to the OFFICIAL Barclaycard presents the Isle of Wight Festival Spotify playlist to discover all these artists and more.