The festival that started it all...
Unrivalled in festival folklore, the Isle of Wight Festival is the UK’s very own version of Woodstock.
After two great events in 1968 and 1969, which featured shows from The Who and Bob Dylan, a final festival in 1970 saw some 600,000 music lovers, hippies and freaks attend and Jimi Hendrix play his last-ever gig. The local council had seen enough though, and passed a law to prevent anything similar happening on the Island again.
Fast-forward to 2002 and the festival was reignited with stars like Robert Plant and The Charlatans. Today it hosts the biggest acts in rock, pop and dance and is partial to bringing together bands for reunions or putting on exclusive shows.
With a main outdoor stage, a big top and several small, more intimate arenas, there is plenty of music on offer, while a fairground and tents with comedy, cabaret, spoken word and quizzes make sure there is entertainment all weekend.
MAIN STAGE: Boy George, Inspiral Carpets, From The Jam, The Doors Alive
MAIN STAGE: Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Tom Odell, Starsailor
BIG TOP: Katy B, Polyphonic Spree, Alison Moyet, Anna Calvi, The Selecter, Chloe Howl
MAIN STAGE: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Specials, The 1975, The Waterboys, John Newman, The Pretty Reckless, Nina Nesbitt
BIG TOP: Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, Clean Bandit, The Struts, Cher Lloyd, Dappy, The Vamps, Neon Jungl
MAIN STAGE: Kings Of Leon, Suede, Fall Out Boy, Passenger, Ella Eyre, The Move
BIG TOP: Travis, The Horrors, Peace, Swim Deep, The Strypes, Deap Vally, July Talk, Amber Run
Seaclose Park is a large park situated in Newport on the Isle of Wight. It lies on the eastern banks of the River Medina.
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2EA, United Kingdom
There are foot ferries from Portsmouth Harbour, Southampton and Southsea. All have good train connections to the rest of the UK. Car ferries are available from Portsmouth, Southampton and Lymington, and coaches pick up passengers from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, London (Croydon), London (Richmond upon Thames), London (Victoria), Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading and Sheffield.
Yes, the ferry companies are running a 24-hour service during the Festival weekend.
No. Everyone with a weekend wristband can enjoy Thursday night entertainment.
All Festival shuttle buses arrive and depart from the festival bus station, which is at Gate A3 of the campsite. If you are not camping, you can still arrive and depart from here. The shuttle service will operate Thursday to Sunday 0700 to 2200. Festival buses run to all island towns and villages from the Festival Bus Station following the last main stage act until 2am with a flat fare of £6 single. Children pay half price.
Ilse Of Wight have confirmed that they will be showing the football live in the BT Sport Field Of Dreams, the following games will be shown:
- 12 June 2014 - Brazil v Croatia
- 13 June 2014 - Mexico v Cameroon
- 13 June 2014 - Spain v Netherlands
- 13 June 2014 - Chile v Australia
- 14 June 2014 - Colombia v Greece
- 14 June 2014 - Uruguay v Costa Rica
- 14 June 2014 England v Italy
- 15 June 2014 - Ivory Coast v Japan
- 15 June 2014 - Switzerland v Ecuador
- 15 June 2014- France v Honduras
- 15 June 2014 - Argentina v Bosnia-Hercegovina
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