Isle of Wight Festival 2009

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Isle of Wight Festival 2009
Isle of Wight Festival 2009 logo.jpg
The logo for the 2009 festival
Genrerock, pop
Dates12–14 June 2009
Location(s)Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK
WebsiteOfficial website

The Isle of Wight Festival 2009 was the eighth revived Isle of Wight Festival to be held at Seaclose Park in Newport on the Isle of Wight. The event took place from 12 to 14 June. Headline acts were confirmed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights as The Prodigy, Stereophonics, Simple Minds and Neil Young respectively.

On 8 June 2009 it was reported that tickets for the festival had sold out, however in an attempt to combat ticket touts, a limited number were held on the door.[1]

New features[edit]

In February 2009 The Charlatans were announced as headline acts for The Big Top Arena, which has continued from 2008. However lead singer Tim Burgess was given the extra role of curating Sunday's activity by choosing his favourite bands to perform there.


  • A return aerial display by the Red Arrows on Saturday afternoon.[2]
  • Paolo Nutini doing a surprise performance on the acoustic stage.
  • Neil Young closing his headline set by tearing apart his electric guitar in tribute to Jimi Hendrix.[3]
  • Neil Young performing a cover of the Beatles 'A Day in the Life'.[3]
  • Cheeky banter featuring throughout Goldie Lookin' Chain's set.[3]

Line Up[edit]

Main Stage[edit]




The Big Top[edit]

Thursday (Campers only)





In October 2008 it was rumoured that Oasis would be headlining the festival on the Saturday night, according to the Virtual Festivals website.[15] It claimed that the band would be starting their European tour with the Isle of Wight Festival. This was denied on 11 February by the festival's organiser.[16]

U2 have also been rumoured to headline on Sunday.[17]

Other festival rumours have included:[18]

BBC comedy stars Gavin & Stacey could be on the bill and it was reported in the News of the World that Horne and Corden would perform as a band at the festival.[19]


So far, the Isle of Wight Festival has been shortlisted for the "Best Live Event" category of the 2009 NME Awards.[20]


  1. ^ "Isle of Wight Festival tickets sell out". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Festival lights up the Wight". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Hendrix moment ends Festival". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 4 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Isle of Wight County Press – "Return of The Prodigy"". Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  5. ^ a b c "McFly, Will Young join Festival line-up". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 23 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Isle of Wight County Press – "Festival's Saturday headliners named"". Retrieved 24 February 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Isle of Wight County Press – "More acts added to festival line up"". Retrieved 18 March 2009.
  8. ^ "Majortones battle to festival spot". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  9. ^ "Isle of Wight County Press – "Festival's heart of gold"". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  10. ^ "Isle of Wight County Press – "Festival line up complete"". Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  11. ^ "Isle of Wight County Press – "Pixies 'exclusive' for festival"". Retrieved 13 March 2009.
  12. ^ "Girls galore for friday festival big top". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 11 April 2009.
  13. ^ a b "Festival Big Top will rock". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  14. ^ "Isle of Wight County Press – "Topping time for Charlatans at festival"". Retrieved 16 February 2009.
  15. ^ "Virtual Festivals – "Oasis for Isle Of Wight Festival"". Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  16. ^ "NME – "Isle Of Wight festival boss gives headline clues"". Retrieved 2009-02-. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  17. ^ "Virtual Festivals – "U2 set for Isle Of Wight Festival?"". Retrieved 31 January 2009.
  18. ^ "Virtual Festivals – Isle of Wight Festival 2009 line-up and rumours". Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  19. ^ "Isle of Wight County Press – "Isle of Wight Festival scoops international award"". Retrieved 18 March 2009.
  20. ^ "Isle of Wight County Press – "Festival on awards shortlist"". Retrieved 31 January 2009.

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