The all new Cabaret Club is the place to be, and seen to be, to enjoy a taste of the unusual, risqué fun, frivolity, music & dance and exquisite cocktails with a touch of theatre, of course, in sumptuous surroundings.
Be treated like a queen by a queen in the best possible taste. Table service by day for all those with the desire to be pampered by our glamorous over-the-top hostesses. Showcasing Comedy, Dance, The Cream Tease Burlesque Cabaret Show, Spoken Word, Quizzes, and one of the best Drag Acts out of London with The Globe Girls, and much, much more with lashings of fun. Then, as the dark approaches, get your dancing shoes on and finish the party in style with the best alternative music on site. The perfect festival 'experience'!
'The Bandstand' is back at the Isle of Wight Festival and once again will be run and programmed by Platform One College of Music. Platform One has been involved with the Festival since its rebirth in 2002 and specialises in the delivery of commercial music education on the Isle of Wight.
These opportunities for young musicians have evolved each year, something that Platform One director, David Pontin puts down to the personal commitment of Festival promoter John Giddings and his team at Solo, "John is determined to give back to the Isle of Wight by investing even more time, energy and, let's face facts, money to support our work with young, up-and-coming local bands. It is amazing to get The Bandstand concept back at the Festival. This dedicated stage will enable Platform One to showcase the incredible music talent of young people who live here on the Island".
Festival organisers, Solo have also committed to the opening mainstage slot on the Sunday for Platform One's Wight Noize initiative. Wight Noize will be launched again in February and aims to support young bands that are looking to establish a career in the music industry. David explained, "This is certainly not a Battle of the Bands. John has already committed to being on this year's industry panel and has promised to bring an industry figurehead as one of his personal guests."
Through Platform One, the Isle of Wight Festival has been able to do much to enrich the aspirations of young people on the Island, which goes beyond opportunities to perform. Students have also benefited from work placements, which have included artist liaison, runners, technical and stagehands. There are so many potential career paths within the music industry and Platform One has been instrumental in opening doors through its partnership with the Festival.
John Giddings responded, "I am very proud to be a patron of Platform One. I think they do an incredible job of preparing young musicians for the reality of the music industry. I like helping people and our work with Platform One feels the right thing to do. They have integrity, are good at what they do and underline that it's the Isle of Wight Festival of music."
For more information about the work of Platform One or to find our how you could get involved visit www.platformone.org
The debut for the Intoxicated Tea Rooms at the Festival will be a pleasurade of vintage splendour blended with the one and only Tim Peaks Diner. With our very own jive bunnies leading the way, Beats and Swing to entertain whilst sipping a stunning smokin' teapot cocktail, there's hardly a better place to be for a bit of fun.
Tim Peaks started life as a metaphysical, metaphorical diner on twitter and now is, well, physical and phorical. Whatever that means. Tim Burgess has asked some friends to stop by and play live, spin tunes and make Tim Peaks & the Intoxicated Tearoom the place to hang out. Add decadent scrumptious cakes and yummy homemade biscuits and barrel of old fashioned sweets; fair trade tea and coffee and this is the place to get your glad rags on and enjoy this delightful mix of old and new that is a vintage feel-good extravaganza.
Enjoy a wander and escape to this beautiful woodland down by the river and discover a magical, eccentric place, enchanted with mystifying performances and captivating art. Sprawl on the ground rugs, swing in the hammocks and lose yourself in the setting of our new Bohemian Woods. The stage is set to host an eclectic mix of music from around the world played by some of the most talented musicians, the Bohemian Woods is the place to escape the hustle of the rest of the festival.
Musical styles to enjoy include gypsy swing, afrobeat, skiffle, bluegrass, acid jazz, dub, ska, funk, cumbia, brass and much much more. Big horn sections, sweet vocals and some incredbile dj talent await you in the Woods!
Cool refreshing unusual offerings from the bar make The Bohemian Woods the place for all free and creative kindred spirits. By day, saunter through the woods, take a seat and enjoy the sunshine on your face, by night plot your way through the paths and trees lit by glowing fireballs and lanterns. Lay back, look up and sigh - there's no better place!
The Bohemian Woods is..........what you want it to be!
Bringing the great British seaside to a great British festival, the beach is the sunniest place to be...whatever the weather! With beach fun by day and beach parties by night with live bands, DJ's and some extra special performances to get you groovin'. If it's a true party vibe you're after then here it is. Don't forget your flip flops, best limbo dancing gear and get ready for fun in the sand and join the ultimate beach party with cooling cocktails, and pumping beats. A couple of surprise guests will grace our stage shack too - prepare to be amazed!
The grooviest venue on site. Filled with vintage sounds from some awesome DJ's on all original vintage vinyl with some of the best collections in the land and live bands playing the finest sixties, funk, soul, jazz, rock, r'n'b, motown and then add a mix of special guests covering so much more!
A living tribute to the 60's, a retro vibe, well-stocked bar, cool cocktails, shooters, pitchers and fun and friendly staff, will all take you back in time to pay homage to the days of the original festival and the soul of the 60's!
Feel like a VIP and spoil yourself at the most exclusive intimate venue at the festival! Sink into the sumptuous surroundings and enjoy a perfectly chilled glass or bottle of champagne, there's so many to choose from, or a perfect champagne cocktail in the elegant bar. Soak up the rays (there will be some this year) and lounge in the oppulent garden, watching the rest of the festival wander by. Delightfully decadent treats to enjoy accompanied by the sweet sounds of the singer songwriters and live acoustic acts on the small intimate stage taking you to another world. So get there quick, this is an intimate and very popular venue - and it's so ungainly to queue!
Bathing under the Sky
Another new experience is making a warm and welcome debut at the Isle of Wight Festival this year for those in search of luxurious pampering when you least expect it.
'Bathing under the Sky' will be offering the rare opportunity to spend some calming time in beautiful wooden hot tubs and a luxurious barrel sauna for the very first time at this year's festival.
Guests can enjoy a hot shower on arrival, relax in a wood-fired hot tub with a glass of sparkling wine (which is included in a spa ticket), then unwind in dry sauna; and lounge in the sun on cushioned day beds and deckchairs. The spa comes complete with hair grooming facilities (including hairdryers and straighteners). All visitors to the spa will receive a very useful gift too.
Tucked away in a private, but convenient and pretty corner of the site, next to the riverbank and a stone's throw from Life's a Beach, this is one festival experience that will relax, soothe and refresh and get you ready for the perfect day filled with great music, food and friends and not forgetting a drink or two!
Capacity is strictly limited so advance booking is highly recommended.
Quay Arts is delighted to confirm that it will again be presenting its popular music stage, Kashmir Café, at the Isle of Wight festival 2013!
Kashmir Café has Isle of Wight excellence at its core. Delivered by Quay Arts, the Island's leading arts organisation, Kashmir presents a programmed stage of original music and performance with a bar serving award-winning Isle of Wight brewed real ale, all housed in a beautiful traditional marquee.
Kashmir creates opportunities and is an important source of private sector funding which Quay Arts maximises to benefit the creative community of the Isle of Wight throughout the year. Nathan Thomas, a member of Quay Arts' board of trustees, says, "Kashmir Café provides Quay Arts the perfect opportunity to showcase what it does best whilst simultaneously raising funds to keep its activity going throughout the year. Presenting Kashmir Café over the last few years has really informed the way we work, focusing energy on nurturing the considerable talent that exists locally."
Weatherkings, Kashmir Café 2012
Photo by Lucy Boynton
The Strongbow Garden
Strongbow are back this year with a new summer hat on! Step into the Strongbow Garden and step up to the party! Featuring the most eclectic mix of music on site including established greats like James Walsh and Judie Tzuke, new up-and-comings Loveable Rogues and The Parlour Flames, moving on to Xtreme Vertigo & Club de Fromage DJs by night; bringing a whole new meaning to 'The Garden Party' with special guest appearances to add that 'element of surprise'.
By day, relax and enjoy a crisp refreshing Strongbow and laze in the garden and let the scorching talent entertain. By night, let the archer work his magic, as the tempo ramps up, the lights go down and the guest DJs spin out the biggest cheese and anthemic tunes guaranteed to get you singin', shoutin' and dancin'. As Robbie would say ' let me entertain you' there's no reason to leave!
Absolute Radio will be broadcasting live from the Isle of Wight Festival all weekend with exclusive artist interviews and live, uninterrupted stage sets from the star studded line-up. DJ's Pete Donaldson and Sarah Champion will bring you all of the latest backstage gossip every day, taking to the airwaves on the Friday night and all day Saturday and Sunday.
We've been coming to the Isle of Wight Festival and providing all the phone and internet lines for the last five years.
BT Infinity's superfast fibre optic broadband helps you have the best online music experience possible and now we are sponsoring the BT Infinity Big Top to help you get even closer to the music you love.
As official beer partner for the Isle of Wight Festival, the nation's number one lager will be providing a uniquely modern take on British entertainment in the Carling tent.
Visitors to 'Channel Carling' will be able to show off their rap prowess by taking part in the smash hit Hip-Hop Karaoke throughout the entire weekend. Also, while you are waiting for your favourite act to take the stage, you can compete in the Sounds Familiar pub quiz that will test your music knowledge over a series of challenging and hilarious rounds.
If that wasn't enough, the Carling tent will be rocking into the early hours thanks to a bill of well-known DJs who will keep you dancing long after the headliners have left the stage. Check the Channel Carling big screen for the weekend's listings.
Behind the elegant Parisian facade lies a land of flamboyant characters, delightful drinking, music & joie de vie!! Where old-fashioned chivalry meets new school swagger & all isn't quite as it seems. Try a delicious Grand Ginger, mixed by our resident Charm Squad while you soak up the sun in our petit jardin... & ponder why, oh why, you don't do this more often.
Discover the true spirit of Grand Marnier at this years secret arena. Welcome to the world of 'Hidden Charm', mon amis... we'll see you at the bar.
Models 1 are excited to be the official scouts at this year's Isle of Wight Festival.
Established in 1968 Models 1 has grown to become the largest and most successful agency in Europe and among the top and most respected agencies in the world.
We pride ourselves on discovering and developing new models and working with them throughout their career.
As well as bringing 4 Models 1 agency scouts to find undiscovered new talent, we are also bringing 6 models along who will hugely enjoy the festival. You can follow our time there with the #Models1atIOWFest and on our twitter @Models_1 and our Instagram @Models_1uk where we will be bringing regular updates on acts, scouting and festival fashion.
If you see us in our scouting t-shirts â€“ come say Hi!
This year, we're campaigning for the people of Syria. Violent conflict has forced nearly 6 million people from their homes, with more than a million of them living as refugees in neighbouring countries. Our team of campaigners will be asking festival goers to sign a petition asking the UK Government to champion the needs of everyone affected. Find out more at www.oxfam.org.uk/Syria
Revlon are proud to be the official backstage sponsor at The Isle of Wight Festival 2013. Their skilled team of industry makeup artists and nail technicians will be on hand to keep a host of performers and celebrity guests looking festival fabulous.
To mark its partnership with the Isle of Wight 2013, celebrity manicurist and Revlon UK Nail Ambassador - Jenny Longworth, has created 6 bespoke nail designs which nod to the sirens of the sea, mermaid theme which the Isle of Wight Festival have created this year.
Jenny, who is no stranger to tending to the talons of musical superstars, will be backstage to provide VIPs and performing talent these mythically inspired nail looks and injecting a little bespoke style to everyone she and her team meet.
One of the main beauty trends for Spring/Summer 2013 was bright bursts of colour on the cheeks, lips and eyes. Revlon Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman recommends the use of turquoise, greens, and blues on the eyes; "I suggest popping colour on the middle of the top eyelid, discreetly so you don't see it all of the time, but its there, and its cool!". Revlon's make up artists will be bringing to life these fun, festival beauty trends backstage, adding a touch of aquatic charm to fashion-forward celebrities and guests.
For the first time ever at the Isle of Wight Festival, River Island are giving festival-goers the chance to perform like a headlining act at their 'singINstyle' tent.
How does it work? Choose your favourite karaoke song and head to the tent's backstage area to get dressed up in the latest River Island gear. You will then take to the stage where you will be joined by a live band to perform your track.
Make sure you smile for the camera,because after your performance you'll get the chance to upload a photo to Facebook and tag yourself in action.
River Island will also tag your outfit so you can buy it when you get home and relive your 'singINstyle' moment!
River Island's 'singINstyle' tent will be situated in the main arena, where you can chill out with a drink, cheer on your mates, or if you're brave enough, sing a tune yourself.
River Island's 'singINstyle' is open on Friday from 4pm-8pm and 12pm-8pm on Saturday and Sunday, giving you enough time to sing your heart out and pretend to be a star!
VO5 is delighted to be at the Isle of Wight Festival this year.
After our UK wide search for an aspiring artist we are excited to present our winner Lex Rose, who will be performing on the Bandstand and Strongbow Garden on Saturday. Starting her style in the bedroom with a little help from us along the way, Lex makes her festival debut in the ultimate act of self expression and we can't wait to hear her. We'd love it if you'd help her complete the journey of playing to thousands - show your support for Lex Rose!â€¨â€¨All through the festival make sure you follow us @VO5 where we will be sharing our top festival hairtips & tricks, for fantastic looks in under 10 mins. Join in and share your take on festival hair for the chance to WIN VO5 goodie bag.
Enjoy the Vodafone VIP experience at Isle of Wight Festival this year.
The Vodafone VIP Viewing Platform is back, providing customers with an unrivalled view of all the performances on the main stage. Customers can also keep their phones fully charged throughout the weekend thanks to the Vodafone VIP Recharge Truck.
Also, don't forget to download the official 2013 Isle of Wight Festival app - powered by Vodafone, to make the most of your festival experience. See a full list of performances and create your own schedule, find your way around with an interactive map, get instant notifications if anything changes and create your own Isle of Wight postcard. Don't miss out â€“ also available to non Vodafone customers.