The island pulsates with noise each summer as The Isle of Wight Festival and its thousands of fans arrive for another celebration of music. This famous Isle of Wight event is held at Newport and has now run for more than 15 years. It plays host to some of the music scene’s biggest names, with acts scrambling to headline in this unique location, and this is one of those festivals that’s loved for its atmosphere as much as the live entertainment.
Who says festivals mean curling up in a tent at the end of the night? There’s a campsite for those who enjoy the full festival experience, although non resident tickets are available and the ferries run 24 hours over the festival period so you’ll be able to get back to the mainland or your accommodation whenever you’re ready. If you make a break of it and stay on the island you’ll find bus services operate as normal.
The Isle of Wight has a long history with the live music scene, and one of Jimi Hendrix’s last performances was held on the island. The festival attracts the biggest acts around each year, as well as the odd blast from the past, so there’s something for everyone.