Isle Of Wight Festival

Isle Of Wight Festival

Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight
12th June 2014

Festival Information
After starting in 1968 the Isle of Wight festival came to an abrupt end in 1970, despite famous performances from huge artists such as Jimi Hendrix. Luckily though, it was revived in 2002 and has been successful ever since. Focusing mainly on rock and indie bands, the Isle of Wight festival is the place to check out what’s hot in the music world. With a shed load of entertainment to keep you satisfied, this festival has gained some much deserved kudos.

The Isle of Wight festival is guaranteed to have you coming back for more; you will find music spread across six different stages so that you won’t get bored. With the main stage filled with high-status acts, the acoustic stage is where you will unearth a whole host of diverse sounds and tunes that will have you downloading them the second you arrive home.

Attractions such as the Bohemian Woods and Kashmir Cafe are perfect for chilling out and catching up with your mates. Bearing all of this in mind, would you really want to miss one of the biggest festivals of the year?

Back in 2008 the Isle of Wight festival had some of the most well known acts to performing on the stages, including KT Tunstall, The Hoosiers, N.E.R.D, Kaiser Chiefs, Sugababes, The Zutons, Sex Pistols, The Maccabees and many more. The highlighted headliners were Feeder and The Police, supported by The Kooks. The awesome collection of artists and genres made it a weekend to remember.

In 2009 there was an even bigger intake of stars! With so many fantastic and famous acts performing, there really was something for everyone. Last year saw the likes of The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, Pendulum, The Ting Tings, Alesha Dixon, Bananarama, Maximo Park, Calvin Harris and Will Young. Some of the most talked about headliners were Razorlight, Stereophonics, McFly and The Script, all playing at the Isle of Wight festival.

Most recently in 2012 the Isle of Wight festival celebrated another amazing success as thousands turned up to enjoy another fun filled festival weekend! It also introduced the new Festival Bike Ride allowing festival goers to take a look at the island and some wonderful sights in the mornings, conveniently happening before the music begins.

Some of the headliners and acts performing were; Florence and the Machine, Jay-Z, Marina and the Diamonds, Vampire Weekend, Paloma Faith, Biffy Clyro, The Saturdays, La Roux, Spandau Ballet and Friendly Fires. The most talked about and anticipated headliners for the Isle of Wight festival were Paul McCartney, Blondie, The Strokes and P!Nk.

2014 also has a lot in store for festival goers, with a UK exclusive Red Hot Chili Peppers performance and two other huge bands, Kings of Leon and Biffy Clyro also headlining. Calvin Harris is sure to light up the festival Friday night too.

Isle Of Wight Festival: Stages

Main Stage – With an exciting array of music available here, the main stage should be the prime location to park your body. Guaranteed to be a line up to remember, the Isle of Wight festival will have you jumping around for hours on end to the pumping beats. From old school acts like Blondie to modern upstarts like Friendly Fires, expect a massive line up unlike no other festival.

Big Top – The pop party of the century can be found at the Big Top, providing acts such as Katy B, Boy George and The Horrors. For tunes you can sing along to and know all of the lyrics, this stage is likely to be your sanctuary away from home. Lose your mind as well as your inhibitions and be prepared to be at the Big Top for act after act.

Hard Rock Rising Stage - A place where new bands get their chance to shine, this is the stage to see groups with great potential make their festival debuts. You might just discover something really special if you take a little time away from the main stages to come here!

Strongbow Garden – This is the place to grab yourself a cool pint of Strongbow; the garden bar will supply you with drinks day and night. By night the bar will have acts playing to keep the entertainment flowing. Take a load off on the terrace or catch some sun rays in the garden, wherever you choose to park yourself, it has everything you could need.

Hipshaker – In a 60’s theme, the Hipshaker is where you will find the funk and soul music hiding away. It’s time to get a groove on and pull some interesting moves to the Motown tunes. Full with DJ’s who know how to through a diva party, you will be in safe hands with our acts here. So dance, dance and dance some more at our Hipshaker tent.

For more information on the future line up keep an eye out on this website and check out the official festival website for the Isle of Wight festival.

Isle Of Wight Festival: Entertainment

There’s more than music at the Isle of Wight festival, there are so many other attractions that you won’t have time to stop. From the Bohemian woods to the Cabaret Club. You'll also be able to catch up on the FIFA World Cup in the BT Field Of Dreams. With bar upon bar, you will find a place to chill out with a beer in your hand, listening to the greatest music.

With things at the Isle of Wight festival for kids and adults, there’s certainly something for everyone at this event. After an epic year in 2012 for entertainment and attractions, you can expect even more for 2014. Here is a list of attractions that you will see around the Isle of Wight festival site:
  • BT Field Of Dreams
  • Octopus's Garden
  • Bathing Under The Sky Hot Tubs
  • Bohemian Woods
  • Butlin's Ballroom
  • Cabaret Club
  • The Kashmir café
  • The Kids Zone
  • Hey Joe Rock Bar & Shisha Lounge
  • Life's A Beach
  • The Whisky Session Jam Stage
  • The Zebra Bar & Champagne Garden
With the above at the Isle of Wight festival, do you really think you’re going to be bored at this music event? You will be in a whole world of fun; you won’t know where to begin! Whether you take a walk down to the Bohemian Woods or if you are looking for some relaxation on Life's A Beach, the Isle of Wight festival should be just the thing for you.

So in conclusion, the Isle of Wight festival has tons of things to offer you for the best weekend of your life. With enough entertainment facilities to keep you occupied for hours, music and top artists performing all over the weekend and an incredible historic record of awesomeness, you know you’re going to love it at the Isle of Wight festival.
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Festival Information

Ticket Prices

There are a wide range of different Isle of Wight festival tickets available for all you music fans out there, including weekend and day tickets. There are still several types of tickets available and we suggest that you keep on checking the official website daily to see if the organisers announce any further news regarding ticket releases.
We can confirm that there are still Isle of Wight festival tickets on sale for the 2014 event, and here are the prices you will be looking at to get yourself a ticket to this awesome summer music event:
  • Weekend tickets: £190
  • Day tickets: £75
Children aged 12 years and under get free entry but they NEED Isle of Wight festival tickets to get in. Your tickets will be posted using a secure postal service, they will arrive to you before the event but it is normal for it to take a while for them to come, so don’t panic.

Isle of Wight Festival Tickets: Where To Buy

As always we strongly recommend that you go through the official website to purchase your Isle of Wight festival tickets. From here you will be directed to their partner sites which are guaranteed to be legitimate, reliable companies and sell you official tickets. Some recommended sites are:
  • The all in package with Red Funnel (ferry, coach and festival tickets). 
  • Viagogo
  • See Tickets
  • Ticketmaster
  • Ticketline
These are only a few of the ticket outlets available to purchase Isle of Wight festival tickets from but as we said, make sure you check the official website first.

Isle of Wight Festival Tickets: Car Parking

The great thing about the Isle of Wight festival is that the parking is available from only £10. The car park is situated near to the festival site and is clearly signposted so incredible easy to spot. It is known to be around a 20 minute walk to and from the campsite but obviously has the added bonus of being quite cheap, so make sure you get one with your Isle of Wight festival tickets.

The main issue surrounding this is that it does get extremely busy and parking is based purely on a first come first served basis. We recommend leaving your destination as early as possible if you are driving in an attempt to beat the traffic and fellow festival goers keen to put their Isle of Wight festival tickets to good use. If you are not camping and still want to be close to the site then it is advised that you park in Newport as this is only a 10 to 15 minute walk to the site.

Isle of Wight Festival Tickets: Opening Times

The main campsite opens on Thursday 12th June at 12 noon and then closes on the Monday 17th June at noon. The main festival site stays open for the whole weekend allowing everyone with Isle of Wight festival tickets to come and go. Wristbands must be worn at all times for access to facilities and arenas.

For the main events and when the festival actually begins, gates will open to those of you with Isle of Wight festival tickets on the Friday at 2pm. The main arena then closes at midnight but some bars for example will stay open until 2am. On Saturday the gates open at 11am and close at midnight, with other attractions open until 2am. On Sunday the things begin to wind down a little as gates open at 11am and close at 11pm with other areas closing at 1am.

It is required for all campers with Isle of Wight festival tickets to leave the site before or at 12 noon on Monday. Security guards and stewards will be on hand to try and help move you along, this isn’t because they want you to go, it’s because they need as much time as possible to clean up. We ask that you support the Isle of Wight festival in its efforts for a Greener Festival standard and respect the environment for the duration of the weekend.

Isle of Wight Festival Tickets: Camping Information

If you decide not to camp in the official festival campsite then there are plenty of other options for alternative accommodation. We advise that you also take into account the option of the quiet campsite for those of you with young families, or if you value your sleep! If you’d prefer to live the life of luxury throughout your stay at the Isle of Wight festival then check out our suggestions of various hotels and B & Bs. Below we enclose a list of examples:
  • Sandringham Hotels
  • Travelodge Newport
  • Castle Lodge
  • Premier Inn Newport 
  • Newport Quay Hotel
  • The Wheatsheaf
  • Briddlesford Lodge Farm B & B 
  • Hedges B & B 
  • Lakeside Park Hotel
  • Island Holiday Homes
We recommend that you find out more information by searching for the hotels or B & Bs directly via the web. There are other options for you to consider and we ask that you bear in mind that these are only a few suggestions. As with any festival it is advisable to book your accommodation beforehand along with your Isle of Wight festival tickets.

Be it a luxurious hotel stay or camping for the weekend, either way being prepared makes life much easier. We hope this information is of use to you and that you enjoy the Isle of Wight festival as it really is like no other!

Campsite Information

The campsite at the Isle of Wight festival is near the main arena and other attractions. There are paths that lead you straight through to the main arena if you're in a hurry and don't want to miss a band's set. Whilst making use of the Isle of Wight festival camping area it is vital that you stay on this path and don't start walking on the road, it can be very dangerous.

There are numerous facilities around the Isle of Wight festival camping area such as fresh water, toilets and showers. It is important once in the campsite that you don't take up too much space when pitching your tent; everyone else needs to fit in. There will be security guards to patrol the site so you will always be safe.

If you have a problem or an issue, it is best for you to find help instead of sorting it out yourself. Do not take valuable items including cameras and jewellery as, although crime has gone down, there will still be thieves around at the Isle of Wight festival camping area. As well as many facilities, the campsite also has various entertainment to keep your boredom levels down.

Isle of Wight Festival Camping: Locations

Where you pitch your tent will become your new home over the course of this amazing weekend. The Isle of Wight festival camping area will have all the vital facilities you need, both essential and fun. The Isle of Wight festival knows how important family is to people so they have a quiet camping area designed especially for families and for those who appreciate their sleep! You can book family camping in advance to avoid disappointment.

Make sure you get to the festival before all of the other revellers though, as the quiet area is a first come first serve basis in the Isle of Wight festival camping area, so make sure you get your pitch for your tent. It is unacceptable to leave litter and belongings behind when the festival is over, so remember to take your tent and other items with you.

The main arena is the heart of the festival will provide you with everything from the best in music to great food, drink and other entertainment while you’re taking part in the Isle of Wight festival camping experience. The main stage is set right in the main arena, providing your ears and eyes with the best headline acts of the year. There is so much going on in this area, it might be impossible to visit and do everything, unless you've planned exactly what you will be doing each day in advance!

Grab some great food but don't expect your ordinary burger van, as there are loads to choose from for people with all different sorts of tastes saying at the Isle of Wight festival camping area. Why not try food that you never thought you would? The Isle of Wight festival is all about trying something new, doing things you never dreamed of and becoming part of the action by letting your inhibitions float away in the breeze.

If you've brought along your mobile phone and even your laptop, camera or iPod, you can sign up for Volt portable chargers to fill your much-loved items up with juice while making use of the Isle of Wight festival camping facilities. There are many places to visit from the Strongbow Garden through to the Zebra Bar & Champagne Garden. There are also plenty of facilities available within the arena such as luxury When Nature Calls toilets for men and women, free drinking water stand pipes and food stalls. With so much to choose from, how will you ever be able to fit it all in?

There is also counselling available as well as lost property and health help including general and sexual. In addition, there is a Kids Zone for your children to get entertainment and a place to wear their energy out. The Tangerine Fields also have a variety of facilities from toilets to fresh water for you to refill your plastic bottle.

Isle of Wight Festival Camping: Facilities

Stores - Around the Isle of Wight festival camping area you will come across a grocery store, a pharmacy, lost property, a funfair, food and alcohol stands, camping essentials and the infamous dressing up tent. You can be sure that the Isle of Wight festival campsite is like no other and will always be able to provide you with help and enjoyment.

Toilets - There are toilets for both men and women placed around the campsite. They are kept clean and sanitised by the staff operating around the toilet areas. There's no need to worry about loo roll either as you can grab some from around the site. You can also book innadvamce for access to the eco friendly When Nature Calls or Pootopia toilets for those a little squeamish.

Showers - Luckily at the Isle of Wight festival camping site, there are showers located in the main campsite area as well as the family area. They are equally free so you can shower as much as you want but be aware that there will be queues, make sure you're up early enough to beat them. Bring a swimsuit if you're not keen on giving strangers an eyeful!

Food and Drink - Throughout the Isle of Wight festival camping area there are stalls and restaurants for you to purchase food and drink from, so if you fancy a bite or a beverage you won't have to go too far for it. There is a selection of food available to you from many stands, so make sure you get something you love or have never tried before to join in with the festival atmosphere. However, food is allowed in the campsite but it is not permitted in the arena. Only soft drinks with unbroken seals and for people with either diabetes or have special dietary requirements are allowed.

Water - Water is available from around the whole site. You will recognise the points as the water comes from stand pipes. You should fill your plastic water bottles and containers up here. The water is 100% fresh drinking water so there is no need to worry.

Bars and Entertainment - There are a variety of ways to get your kicks at the Isle of Wight festival camping site, but especially in the main arena. In terms of bars and for quenching your thirst, check out the ongoing list of possible hangouts; Strongbow Garden, The Zebra Bar & Champagne Garden, The Kashmir Café, and more. For entertainment purposes we suggest you stop off at the Main Stage, The Big Top, Hipshaker, Hey Joe Rock Bar and the rest! Everywhere you look you'll see some form of amusement and leisure.

The Kids Zone - This area is perfect for you and your kids to kick back and enjoy a relaxing afternoon or relish in a few hours of fun around the Isle of Wight festival camping area! With so much to do you'll never want to leave this awesome area designed specifically for young families and children. It features its own Rainbow Stage packed with children's entertainment and also hosts the fantastic Kid's Catwalk and Talent Shows.

There are also fancy dress stands and tents inside the Kids Zone equipped with face paints, make up and dressing up areas. There are a number of arts and crafts stands within a stone’s throw from the Isle of Wight festival camping zone, so that you and your little ones can show off your creative side at the festival. The Kids Zone caters for children of all ages as long as they are under adult supervision at all times. So if you fancy a breather from all of the action and want to chill out with your tot, stop by the Kids Zone for some good old fashioned fun.

Isle of Wight Festival: Special Needs Access

There are designated areas to try and help out people with special needs as much as possible. In the main arena there is a main stage viewing platform and car park available, however you MUST book this in advance as spaces will fill up quickly. If the car park is full at the time of your booking or arrival, there is another designated drop off point at the backstage/VIP/disabled entrance which you must also book beforehand.

The Isle of Wight festival camping site also has a designated area designed to cater for your specific needs and to book tickets for this we recommend calling Ticket Zone on 08444 999955. If you have any problems with this call the official Isle of Wight festival helpline.

There a variety of facilities available to try and help make your festival weekend that little bit easier, such as; specialised accessible toilets which are private for special needs access only, a shuttle bus taking you from the special needs  Isle of Wight festival camping area to the main stage area and stewards available all over the festival. There are also specialised charging points for electric wheelchairs which will be accessible simply by asking a steward.

Festival Line Up

At the Isle of Wight festival there are so many fantastic acts and performers that you won't know where to go. As always this is a festival guaranteed to impress with its stellar line up of both old and new artists, so get yourself a ticket and head on over to the Isle of Wight festival this year.

Held in one massive arena, everything you could ever possibly want or need will all be in the same area. The set up of this festival site makes it incredibly easy for you to find your way around and make the most of all of the awesome things on offer. The Isle of Wight is a family friendly festival and so prides itself on providing entertainment for all within the Isle of Wight festival line up.

There are a variety of areas on the campsite where things will be going on and events will be occurring, so take a look at the information we've provided and prepare for an awesome weekend.

Isle of Wight Festival Line Up: Who’s On?

The fantastic festival site at the Isle of Wight will make it a weekend that you'll never forget. Inside the arena there are plenty of stages within the Isle of Wight festival line up which are boasting awesome headliners and set ups that will make you feel on top of the world. With an awesome selection of stages to check out, make sure you see them all at least once.

This year's must see acts include:
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Calvin Harris
  • Katy B
  • Fall Out Boy
  • The 1975
  • Rudimental

The stages at the Isle of Wight festival include; The Main Stage, The Big Top, The Hard Rock Rising Stage, The Strongbow Garden and The Hipshaker. Music will be played across all of these stages and they each provide something different, giving you a full spectrum of alternative tunes to enjoy. Some of the acts to have graced the Isle of Wight Stages in the past are; N.E.R.D, Kaiser Chiefs, Sex Pistols, Pendulum, Razorlight, Stereophonics, Vampire Weekend, P!NK and The Strokes.

Obviously the main highlight at the Isle of Wight festival line up is the music and the awesome performers, however, that's not all it has to offer. From fun festival events to general facilities providing entertainment, we can guarantee that there'll be something to keep you busy for the entire weekend.

With something for all ages, the Isle of Wight festival line up will keep you occupied and satisfied from start to finish. So, take a look at the information that we've collected to show you what will be available at the festival this year.

Isle Of Wight Festival: Other Events and Entertainment

  • The Hipshaker Lounge: This is the place to be if you want to indulge in some vintage tunes that will effortlessly complete your festival experience. Whether you want to listen to Rock n Roll, Reggae, Disco or a bit of Motown, or have a bit of a dance, you will definitely find it here.

  • Hey Joe Rock Bar & Shisha Lounge: With a Jimi Hendrix inspired theme, this psychedelic bar has music played all day and night, great drinks and plenty of comfortable furniture to relax and unwind in. This is the place to be to chill out and take it easy after partying too hard.

  • Kashmir Café: For luxurious settings, incredible live talent and refreshing drinks make sure you head over to this tent. A part of the Isle of Wight festival line up where you can chill out and enjoy stunning music, this café is a must visit for all of you festival goers. Trust us your trip to the Isle of Wight wouldn’t be the same without it.

  • Strongbow Garden: The Strongbow Garden, sponsored by the popular cider, allows you to chill out with friends and have a refreshing drink whilst enjoying live bands. Bands range from the obscure to new talent, so its well worth taking some time away from the main stage to see what's going on.
There will be loads of things going on in the Isle of Wight festival line up, so we suggest checking out our other relevant pages for all the information you need.

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