Booking Prince to play the Isle of Wight Festival, the chances of U2 ever performing on the Island, rushing across Russia for David Bowie, and the excitement ahead of this year’s event.

Isle of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings has been chatting exclusively to Isle of Wight Radio.

Lewis Capaldi, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, The Chemical Brothers to headline Isle of Wight Festival 2020

He says ticket sales are up by 10,000 compared to this time last year – and has revealed how “very happy” he is to have secured the likes of Duran Duran and Lionel Ritchie, amongst others.

Listen: John talks about this year’s line-up.

Speaking to Topping in the Morning, John also revealed who he would like to see perform here in the future.

He also discussed whether legendary band U2 could make an appearance.

Listen: John on U2, Oasis and Duran Duran.

Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and The Who are just a few of the big names to have graced the Isle of Wight Festival stage.

But there has always been “one that got away”…

Listen: John Giddings – “I booked Prince for two days!”

Among the legendary artists to have played here was the late great David Bowie.

John recalls rushing through Russia on behalf of the Life on Mars star.

Listen: John’s reveals his favourite people off stage”.

Tickets for Isle of Wight Festival 2020 are on sale now.

If you haven’t already, get your hands on them here. But be quick, John says they are selling fast!