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 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

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