The revived classic festival brings star names to the South Coast island to summon up the spirit of free love and good music.
Though the epoch defining Isle of Wight festival took a three-decade hiatus (from 1970 to 2002), in its newer guise it still has the ability to bring big acts and huge crowds to the island – although it’s more of a crowd-pleaser than a trend-setter these days.
Those who go year on year wouldn’t have it any other way, and set about with hedonistic abandon to recreate those late ‘60s days when well over half a million people were thought to have turned up.
Stellar names guaranteed to get the crowd bouncing have traditionally been the IoWF’s biggest draw, with a top lineup of A-list party starters all cued-up and ready to go.
Get set to party like it’s 1969.
The Whisky Sessions area promises a dram-jam, where music, entertainment and – yes – whisky come together for an almighty knees up.
How do I get there?
Travelling by Coach: Direct return coach & ferry travel packages with Big Green Coach
Car Share: If you are car-sharing to the Isle of Wight Festival you will be able to park in one of the priority car parks which are closer to the festival (meaning less of a walk to the campsites). Visit the festival website to sign up.
Using Public Transport: Normal routes will operate as usual, with the exception of routes 5,9 and 25 leaving Newport, which will not pass the Festival site due to the one way traffic system in place. The Newport Shuttle service connects Newport Bus Station (opposite Morrisons & M&S) to the Festival Bus Station.
Using Southwest Trains: South West Trains operate services to Portsmouth Harbour, where you will be metres away from the Wightlink catamaran service, and to Southampton Central, where a free bus will take you the short journey to Red Funnel's Red Jet and passenger/vehicle service. Virgin Cross-Country services from the Midlands also call at Southampton Central.
Weekend with/without Camping - £195
Student - £175
Teen - £145
Children under 12 - free
All prices exclude delivery. Deposit scheme available for all ticket types.
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets available via Ticketmaster.