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 announce their line-up for 2021 event

IW festival logo

The Isle of Wight Festival has been moved to September 2021 and the line-up has now been confirmed

Friday, 26th March, 2021 8:17am

By Katie Baptie with 4 readers' comments

Government needs to help festival organisers, says Isle of Wight MP

Ventnor Fringe closing party

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, is calling on the Government to launch a pooled reinsurance scheme to help festival organisers to plan with confidence

Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 9:39am

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Cautious welcome from council leader for Isle of Wight Festival news

The big wheel at Isle of Wight festival

Council leader Dave Stewart said, "We have come too far to throw away all our hard earned efforts over the past 12 months to keep the Island safe during the Covid pandemic"

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 5:16pm

By IW Council Press Office with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival 2021 is on – But moving to September

Giant letters at Isle of Wight festival

The ‘Will they they, won’t they’ is over. Isle of Wight Festival have confirmed that it will be on in 2021, but they’re moving it to later in the year.

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 1:09pm

By Katie Baptie with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP calls for Government-backed insurance scheme for festival and events industry

Cirque de la Quirke stage at Isle of Wight festival

Bob Seely says that as MP of Britain’s 'Festival Island', it is important that he champions the need for support for the events industry. Here's why

Monday, 11th January, 2021 12:21pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 6 readers' comments

Use events sector staff for Covid-19 vaccine rollout, suggests Isle of Wight Festival boss

John Giddings with big top behind

With empty theatres, clubs and arenas, as well as skilled people capable of setting up and running events, this suggestion by John Giddings could benefit millions of people

Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 8:50am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Wight Spirit exhibition marks 50th anniversary of Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Music Festival 1970. Photograph by Charles Everest

This new exhibition in West London celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic Isle of Wight Festival. It runs until September so there's plenty of time to head up to see it

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 3:41pm

By Juliet Martin

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