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ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2024 PREVIEW: PET SHOP BOYS TO GRACE SEACLOSE PARK STAGE ON FESTIVAL SATURDAY

Isleofwightfestival2024logoElectronic Pop duo Pet Shop Boys are the Saturday night headline act for this year’s Isle of Wight Festival.

They have sold more than 50 million singles, racking up 45 hits, with 28 reaching the Top 10 and 4 hitting the summit.

Before musical fame came knocking, Neil Tennant was assistant editor of music magazine Smash Hits and Chris Lowe was studying architecture.

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After New Order re-invented disco music in the early eighties with “ Blue Monday” the duo teamed up, having first met in a hi-fi store in London.

With Neil on vocals and lyric duty and Chris on keyboards success was not instant- their initial 2 releases West End Girls (1984) and Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money ) (1985) actually flopped.

Come early January 1986, the pair topped the singles chart for 2 weeks, with the revamped version of West End Girls, but the follow -up Love Comes Quickly, only squeezed into the top 20.

Then, Opportunities only reached number eleven before Suburbia heralded a sequence of 10x Top 10 hits over the ensuing 4 years- the Boys  had arrived.

They have totalled 30 hit albums, with 19 inside the Top 10. However, only 1 album Very (1993) has hit the top slot, although 5 albums have reached Number 2. April 2024 saw the release of their 15th Studio Album Nonetheless which was only held off the summit by Taylor Swift’s all conquering residency.

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Prior to their Island appearance, the boys are touring the UK – in Glasgow (4th June), Nottingham  (6th June), Birmingham (8th June) and Manchester (9th June) before finishing in Belfast on 11th June.

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John
John
7 days ago

Best thing about the Festival is the Pet Shop Boys.

Tuna mayo no crust
Tuna mayo no crust
Reply to  John
7 days ago

Grow up john you pleb

Micky
Micky
Reply to  John
6 days ago

Ever walked around and seeing the talent, tasting so many different foods and seeing people of all ages enjoy themselves John? Guess you will be watching Pet Shop Boys in your slippers and trotting off to bed afterwards and not bother looking around at the amazing festival. Surely you can embrace a wealth of experience, I am late 50s and I can not wait.

Jonny
Jonny
Reply to  Micky
6 days ago

I went once,didnt see any talent though,just people drugged up,pissed up,throwing up,pissing everywhere,oh,and bands no one has heard of who will be extinct in a couple of years
but hey there will probably be a lot of palestinian flags this year being waved by dim witted dopey students and bearded lefties.
load of crap,about time it stopped happening

Eye Lan Decko
Eye Lan Decko
Reply to  Jonny
6 days ago

That’s a weird way of saying you have no friends to go with

Upton Spark
Upton Spark
6 days ago

It’s a sin not to go West.

Lol

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
6 days ago

Oh dear, more has beens. About time these guys retired.

Boy Barrett
Boy Barrett
Reply to  Qwerty King
6 days ago

Give your head a wobble. They’ve just sold 100, 000 albums in one week. Not something usually achieved by has-beens

 

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