Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival was brought back to life by the Isle of Wight council and John Giddings has gone on to develop it in to a very large event.

Many large acts have now performed at the Seaclose Park site.

Beaulieu House supporters rally round to create Beaulieu House Mini-Fest

Beaulieu House mini fest

With the Isle of Wight Festival cancelled this year due to the lockdown, the Beaulieu House community came together to create the Mini-Fest

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 3:09pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Absolute Radio raid the Isle of Wight Festival archives for front room festival line-up

Rolling Stones performing at Isle of Wight Festival

Absolute Radio will broadcast 22 sets from Isle of Wight Festival from as far back as The Who in 1970

Thursday, 28th May, 2020 10:37am

By Katie Baptie

Sky Arts to create ‘the greatest Isle of Wight festival ever witnessed’ TV programme

IW Festival

Hosted by Edith Bowman and Will Best, the show will create "the greatest festival ever witnessed" as they look back over the Isle of Wight Festival’s history. What's your favourite festival performance?

Friday, 22nd May, 2020 1:11pm

By Katie Baptie

Rhythmtree Festival joins list of Isle of Wight events cancelled due to Coronavirus

event cancelled poster

Another much-loved gathering has joined the list of events that have been cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 8:49am

By Sally Perry

Calling all young Isle of Wight songwriters: Don’t miss the Wight Noize Songwriting Showcase 2020


If you know someone (aged 14-24) on the Isle of Wight who has a talent with words, tell them about this Songwriting Showcase

Monday, 27th April, 2020 8:33am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Festival organisers make significant donation to community hub

Photo shows a picture of hope drawn by nine-year-old Jasmine, the daughter of Downside's café supervisor - one of many such images and messages she's created which are being displayed on the community centre's windows

Pan Together is an Isle of Wight charity that exists to support and provide a community hub for the residents of East Newport

Monday, 6th April, 2020 8:12am

By Rachel Thomson

All profits from Isle of Wight Festival special edition T-shirts to help Islanders

IW fest t-shirts 2020

ALL profits from t-shirt sales will be distributed by WightAID to charities tackling food poverty, domestic abuse and assisting those experiencing social isolation on the Island

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 5:20pm

By Katie Baptie

Isle of Wight Festival announces 2021 date

The audience at Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Last week organisers announced the Festival would not take place in 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak

Monday, 30th March, 2020 4:52pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival 2020 cancelled

IW Festival 2014 by Sara Lincoln

OnTheWight had written to the festival organisers more than once after the Government said emergency workers would not support mass gatherings, but finally the news that many have been waiting has been announced

Thursday, 26th March, 2020 12:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Whispering Bob Harris to compere at ‘Experience 1970’ anniversary festival event

Bob Harris

The man who provided the soundtrack to a rock generation will be heading to the Isle of Wight in September, along with the legendary Arthur Brown, to take part in the Experience 1970 festival

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 8:58am

By Bill Bradshaw with 4 readers' comments

Heartfelt tributes paid to Ron (Turner) Smith for his ‘long, fulsome and heroic life’

Ron Turner -

Founder of Isle of Wight Festival Ray Foulk pays tribute to the late Ron Smith, who was pivotal in the success of the early Festivals

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 12:09pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

See who Isle of Wight Festival’s 2020 headliners are

The Chemical Brothers

The first round of acts confirmed for the 2020 Isle of Wight Festival have been announced. Details within

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 8:25am

By Katie Bartlett with one comment