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Isle of Wight Festival 2018

  • Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
  • 21-24 June 2018
  • Electronic
  • House
  • Indie
  • +3

Celebrating its 50th anniversary

Isle of Wight Festival, one of the UK's most famous rock and pop music festivals, has an esteemed history. Having held its first edition way back in 1968, the festival was subsequently banned due to the sheer amount of people who turned up in 1970 to see Jimi Hendrix's last ever gig.

It returned in 2002 as Rock Island, and has since gone onto to achieve a worldwide reputation thanks to its rock-tastic, pop-filled, dance-packed lineups. Its hall of fame includes David Bowie, Jay Z, Fleetwood Mac and Queen.

Isle of Wight has also been named Family Festival of the Year on two occasions, thanks to its relaxed, inclusive atmosphere and variety of activities for all ages. Last year over 58,000 people flocked to Seaclose Park to feast on music, theatre, film, comedy, fun and games, celebrating what makes the Isle of Wight Festival as relevant as it ever has been.


  • Kasabian
  • Depeche Mode
  • The Killers
  • Liam Gallagher
  • Camila Cabello
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Chase & Status [DJ set]
  • Nile Rodgers & Chic


  • The Wombats
  • Hot Dub Time Machine
  • T.Rextasy

  • Kasabian
  • The Script
  • Chase & Status [DJ set]
  • Nile Rodgers & Chic
  • Rita Ora
  • Feeder
  • Circa Waves
  • Tom Grennan
  • Walking On Cars
  • Kara Marni
  • Bang Bang Romeo
  • Judas

  • Depeche Mode
  • Liam Gallagher
  • James Bay
  • Blossoms
  • Haçienda Classical
  • Kodaline
  • Jessie J
  • Soul II Soul
  • Rak-Su
  • SG Lewis
  • Tokio Myers
  • Mullally
  • Louise
  • Slydigs
  • Wild Front
  • Catherine McGrath
  • Rothwell
  • Paradisia

  • The Killers
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Van Morrison
  • Camila Cabello
  • Sigrid
  • Travis
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Hurts
  • Lany
  • The Pretty Things
  • Hudson Taylor
  • The Skids
  • Gerry Cinnamon
  • The Professionals
  • Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
  • Ten Tonnes

The Isle of Wight sits just off England's south coast, and is connected by ferry and hovercraft services from Southampton, Portsmouth, Lymington and Southsea.


Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2EA, United Kingdom


Getting to the Isle of Wight is very simple. All you need to do is get yourself to one of the four mainland ferry ports at Southampton, Portsmouth, Lymington or Southsea.

Southampton: Red Funnel offers two services: the ferry from Southampton to East Cowes or the Red Jet from Southampton to West Cowes. There are bus stations at both Cowes’ terminals where you can catch the bus to take you directly to the Festival if you are on foot.

Portsmouth & Lymington: Wightlink operates two services, one from Lymington to Yarmouth (35min crossing) and the other from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (40min crossing). There are bus stations at both Island terminals where you can catch the bus to take you directly to Festival.

Southsea: Hovertravel operates a hovercraft service - only for those on foot - from Southsea to Ryde. A bus service is available in Ryde for transport to the Festival.

Alternatively, there are taxi services running from all ports if you'd rather take one instead of the bus. 

All ages can attend Isle of Wight Festival, and those under 12 get in for free – but they must still be booked in advance.

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