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 2019: Headliners announced

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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

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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

Damage caused by Isle of Wight Festival traffic to Newport to Cowes footpath raises anger

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The Isle of Wight council say that future use of the popular footpath/cycle route by Festival organisers will be reviewed following the damage caused during this year's event.

Thursday, 19th July, 2018 9:37pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Jonathan Dodd: Isle of Wight Festival thoughts

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50 years after the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival on Afton Down, Jonathan Dodd returns to the Festival, although this time his experience couldn't be more different.

Sunday, 1st July, 2018 10:59am

By Jonathan Dodd

Isle of Wight Festival 2019 dates and Islander tickets announced

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If you enjoyed this year's Isle of Wight Festival experience and want to recreate it next year - regardless of the headliners - early bird tickets go on sale tomorrow with an Islanders' discount.

Thursday, 28th June, 2018 10:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Police share crime rates from this year’s Isle of Wight Festival

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There was a significant increase in the number of people attending the event this year. Police share details of the number of reported offences, arrests, drug seizures, etc.

Monday, 25th June, 2018 4:44pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight Festival 2018: Keeping festival-goers and Islanders as safe as possible

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Hampshire Constabulary set out their plans to help ensure that during the Isle of Wight Festival, everyone is as safe as they can be, for visitors as well as for those living on the Island.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 4:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Change to council services over Isle of Wight Festival

IW Festival 2014:

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

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 12:24pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Need urgent health advice during the Festival weekend?

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If you need various urgent health advice or treatment over the Isle of Wight Festival period, this advice from Isle of Wight NHS Trust should be useful.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 12:00pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Isle of Wight Festival weekend tickets sold out

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Isle of Wight Festival HQ report that weekend tickets have now sold out, with only day tickets available for the 50th anniversary event.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 10:14am

By Dulcie MacKechnie

Going for Gold at Isle of Wight Festival

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Isle of Wight festival goers dressed in their best gold finery to celebrate the festival’s golden jubilee will compete for the best dressed and title of ‘Golden God/Goddess’.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 12:18pm

By Dulcie MacKechnie with 2 readers' comments

Bridge over Newport Quay – closed for a year – temporarily reopens. Long term use under discussion

Quay Bridge

The bridge has been closed since the end of the Isle of Wight Festival last year, but following negotiations between the council and Festival organisers, a temporary bridge went in today - until 27th June. There's hope it might stay longer.

Monday, 11th June, 2018 5:41pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments