Summer has become synonymous with hitting the beach, al fresco dining and most importantly, music festivals!
In the UK alone, there are an average of 241 music festivals every year and one of our favourites is the Isle of Wight Festival!
It began with a series of festivals between 1968 to 1970, widely acknowledged as Europe’s answer to Woodstock.
In the ‘70s, the festival ran for 5 days and featured that era’s most iconic acts, including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Chicago and more, performing in front of a crowd of over 600,000 people.
From 1970-2001, the festival went on hiatus, but made an amazing comeback in 2002 featuring bands like Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kings of Leon, plus stand out solo performances from David Bowie, Sir Paul McCartney, Jay-Z and more.
This year, the Isle of Wight Festival will be happening on the 16th to 19th of June at Seaclose Park, Newport with an explosive line-up!
It’s easy to get there! Here are a few options:
— By Ferry – You can get the ferry to the Isle of Wight from four main ports. These are Southampton, Portsmouth, Lymington and Southsea. Each ferry port has good rail and road links. There are shuttle buses to bring you to the festival once you arrive on the island.
—By Bus – There will be a shuttle bus service from the ports directly to the festival site. There are also buses which will bring you to Newport, which leaves you a short walk to the main festival site.
—By Coach – You can get the Big Green Coach service from various locations in the UK. These are Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, London Croydon, London Victoria, London Richmond, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading and Sheffield. The coach will also board the ferry to the island, with the coach then bringing you directly to the festival site upon arrival.
—By Train – Portsmouth and Southampton Train stations are closest to the Isle of Wight, and from there you can get the ferry.
The Isle of Wight Festival caters to all music lovers of all ages. You’ll find tickets for a variety of age groups, family-friendly areas, as well as a raft of accommodation options for non-campers and more options.
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Hope to see you there!
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