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.

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

Platform One College of Music present the Wight Noize Music Industry Showcase Shortlist

platform one students playing live on stage

Find out who will be playing the main stage of the Isle of Wight Festival at the Wight Noize Showcase next week.

Friday, 3rd May, 2019 4:25pm

By Dave Pontin

50 years on from Dylan’s ’69 show find Peace and Love at Isle of Wight Fest

peace sign

Festival-goers at this year's The Isle of Wight Festival are encouraged to don their finest ‘60s attire to experience the theme of Summer of ‘69 – Peace and Love.

Friday, 5th April, 2019 11:19am

By Lisa Birch

Isle of Wight Festival 2019: Headliners announced

biffy clyro

The long-awaited headliners for this year's Isle of Wight Festival have been announced by IW Fest HQ this morning.

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 8:22am

By Lisa Birch

Newport Quay Bridge: Here’s what Isle of Wight council say caused its instability

quay bridge road closure june 2017

After last year's Isle of Wight festival Newport's Quay Bridge was closed to traffic. OnTheWight has been trying to find out from the council what they think led to the closure. Finally, after six weeks, they've answered.

Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 4:28pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments