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.

Million Dollar Bash hailed a ‘great success’

Wishbone Ash

Artists and festival-goers gathered at the County Showground on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival.

Monday, 2nd September, 2019 8:50am

By Jo Macaulay with 6 readers' comments

18-year-old Isle of Wight Festival-goer found happy vibes and endless entertainment

Isle of Wight Festival stage with audience in front

The Isle of Wight Festival is often mooted as being aimed at just the middle-aged or more mature festival-goer, so what did an 18-year-old think of it?

Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 6:54pm

By Alpha Perry

Festival success for Izzie and Daisy’s Mamma Mia tribute act

Izzie Norsworthy and Daisy Johnson performing at the Festival

With less than a week's notice these college students performed their Mamma Mia tribute act at Isle of Wight Festival.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 8:42am

By Sally Perry

Ian’s 1,000 mile Festival cycle for Prostate Cancer charity

ian gregory and fans at the isle of wight festival

Ian has clocked up another 1,000 miles in his quest to cycle 11,680 miles - one mile for each and every man who will lose his battle with prostate cancer in 2019.

Wednesday, 19th June, 2019 10:15am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Festival kicks off with smiles despite the rain

Party girls at Isle of Wight Festival

There were lots of smiles, despite the rain and mud, at the first day of the Isle of Wight Festival.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 11:58am

By Amy Allen

Friendly Fires and Yungblud replace Cage The Elephant and Sam Fender at Isle of Wight Festival

yungblud loner

Cage the Elephant and Sam Fender have both been forced to pull out due to injury and illness.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 4:42pm

By Amy Allen

Stuart a Festival winner in Aspire Ryde ticket competition

richard, stuart and gioia

Stuart Southwell won two weekend Isle of Wight Festival tickets in the Aspire Ryde ticket draw.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 6:12pm

By Sally Perry

This set of photos merge old and new festivals in one pic. Historic festival prices too

1960s Isle Of Wight

Some clever clogs has combined old festival photos with new in single composite pics. Not only that, there's a set of numbers that show how much festival ticket prices have risen over the years.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 1:00pm

By Sally Perry

Changes to council services during Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Isle of Wight Festival scene with festival goers

Access to the Isle of Wight council Planning department, Register Office, Crematorium, Coroner etc will be affected over the Isle of Wight Festival period.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 11:52am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival 2019 traffic plans published

IW Festival Road Map 2019

The traffic plan is designed to ensure disruption to local traffic is kept to a minimum, although some delays are inevitable with the increased levels of traffic on the roads. Details within.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 10:40am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Final acts announced for Isle of Wight Festival

Lauran Hibberd - from her Facebook photos

The final acts for the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival have been announced. Tickets still available.

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 3:25pm

By Amy Allen

Cirque de la Quirk and Kashmir Cafe return to Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival scene with festival goers

Two of our favourite venues at Isle of Wight Festival return this year with a cracking lineup at both.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 5:38pm

By Amy Allen