Happy Isle of Wight festival goers

Isle of Wight Festival

Come and stay with us while enjoying one of the biggest and best music festivals in the country!

Thursday 20th June 2024 to Sunday 23rd June 2024

On the banks of the Medina River, Newport

The Isle of Wight Festival is the first major festival in the UK summer calendar every year, but the Festival’s heritage reaches back over an extraordinary 51 years.

The Isle of Wight Festival began with a series of Festivals between 1968 and 1970, widely acknowledged as Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock.

In 1970, a line up over 5 days included (amongst others) Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, Joni Mitchell, Supertramp, Leonard Cohen, Joan Baez, Chicago, Procol Harum and played to over 600,000 people.

Since 2002, The Isle of Wight Festival stages have hosted The Rolling Stones, The Who, David Bowie, Muse, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Kasabian, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon, Jay-Z, The Strokes, Coldplay, The Sex Pistols, Fleetwood Mac, The Police, Blondie and Biffy Clyro.

Real music is our heritage and one we’re constantly building on. Like life, music constantly evolves and changes, and so do we. We’re a Festival for real music lovers of all ages and that’s why this year you’ll find teen tickets and family-friendly areas as well as a raft of accommodation options for the non-campers and VIP services for those who want to do a Festival, but not in the traditional way.

Buses run from East Cowes to the festival site, as well as direct water taxis from the marina.

Freshwater sunset from East Cowes
The fleet at the Needles




Round the Island Race

Starting and finishing off Cowes harbour entrance

FastnetRace 2017 MT forWeb

Thu - Sat






Cowes Week

East Cowes Marina

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