Campers arriving at the Festival
The Campsite will open on Thursday 13th June at 12 noon and stay open until 12 noon on Monday 17th June. If you arrive at the Campsite by car you'll be directed to the Festival car parks. Once parked up make your way through the gates and into the camping areas. Sleeping in or near your vehicle is prohibited. Please do not attempt to do so!
As with any festival campsite space is limited so please be considerate when deciding which tent to bring with you. Bringing over-sized tents leads to unnecessary overcrowding so please only bring a tent that is suitable for the number of people sleeping in it. If stewards deem your tent to be too large you will be asked to remove the tent.
From the Campsite into Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Arena
There are paths from the Campsite through Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Arena. This means there is no need to walk along the road. For you own safety please stick to the path, it will be well sign posted and lit up at night.
Cooking will be permitted on camping gas stoves and disposable BBQs ONLY in designated areas. These must be used sensibly and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Cooking on gas where installed in a campervan parked within the official campervan area is also permitted. Cooking by all other means including open fires, BBQs (other than disposable) and any other kind of gas appliance is strictly prohibited and all such items will be confiscated. Cooking in tents is banned.
There are single sex and communal showers- so you might want to bring swim wear to preserve your modesty!
Fires in the Campsite
Please do not light fires in the Campsite, it is strictly prohibited.
For all Disabled Access tickets please contact Ticketmaster on 0800 988 4440. You can't purchase Disabled Access tickets online. Disabled Access tickets during Vodafone's pre-sale are now sold out.
Tickets during the general on sale with be available to purchase with the Deposit Ticket Plan.
Each disabled customer attending must book a disabled access ticket. If they require a carer to accompany them this ticket must be booked at the same time. Disabled customers should not book standard tickets and turn up on spec expecting to have access to the disabled facilities they will not be accommodated.
Disabled customers are welcome at the Isle of Wight Festival but space on the platform and in the car park and campsite is limited and as it is a greenfield site there are many sections of the site that are hard to negotiate, meaning that sometimes access across the site is not that easy especially in bad weather conditions. Please bear these in mind when booking for the event. Stewards however, will be around to assist.
PLEASE do not attempt to book onto the platform if you don't need to, you are taking up valuable space that would allow someone else to attend the festival, who, without platform access, could not. When booking you will be asked for proof of disability, this is in order for us to ensure that the platform is not abused by those who do not need to be there.
The platform and disabled car park for non-campers are both full.
- Charging points for electric wheelchairs are available upon request , please ask Campsite staff or stewards.
- Accessible toilets will be positioned at various places around the Festival including the Campsite and we aim to protect them from general public use.
- There is a shuttle bus between the special needs camping area and the Arena.
- Stewards will be on hand to help with any issues that may arise during the weekend.
Tangerine Fields - Tangerine Fields is every festival-goer's dream. Turn up and find the perfect camping spot already picked out for you and your tent is already pre-erected! www.tangerinefields.co.uk
Pod Pads - One of the quirkiest and most innovative ideas in the world of camping. Designed to be fun, comfortable, secure and individual. Book your unique experience here! www.podpads.com
Eve's Tipis - Magical, beautiful and relaxing space within the Festival environment www.eves-tipis.co.uk
YOU MUST PURCHASE A WEEKEND CAMPING TICKET IN ADDITION TO YOUR BOUTIQUE CAMPING BOOKING.
For VIP Tickets and Backstage Accommodation go to www.alleventsvip.co.uk
Family, Respect & Student Camping
Family Camping - Enjoy the full Isle of Wight Festival experience but in a more peaceful part of the campsite.
Respect Camping - Have Respect for other campers and camp in this Festival friendly field. NOW FULL
Student Camping - If you are a student and fancy being in a camping field with fellow students this field is the place for you!
Registration for both Family & Student camping is still open, click here for more details.
There will be a separate area for campervans- please note NO CARAVANS! An additional tent or awning is fine as long as it all fits into a 7m x 7m plot. Please be aware that hook ups (water/electricity) will not be provided. You must have purchased a campervan pass in advance, they are now SOLD OUT for 2013.
Welfare & Lost Property Services
You will find Welfare Marquees in the Campsite and in the Arena. Welfare will provide you with information on the site as well as travel. The following services are also provided: counselling, message board, lost property, lost persons, health promotion (general & sexual).
Festival Crime Prevention Advice
The Festival and the Hampshire Constabulary are working together to keep crime levels down on the site during the weekend. A small minority of people attending the Festival see it as an opportunity to commit crime, mainly stealing from tents. You can help yourselves by following the below advice:
ONLY BRING WITH YOU WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO LOSE - Remember, there's no way you can make a tent 100% secure so only bring what you absolutely need. Don't be tempted to leave valuables in your vehicle either. Don't challenge people looking through tents - report them to Festival staff or the Police immediately.
CAMP NEAR FRIENDS - There’s safety in numbers. Say ‘hello’ to your neighbours to build a community feeling and provide greater security around your tent.
MARK YOUR PROPERTY - Label your belongings, including your tent, with your postcode. Thieves are after unidentifiable property, so make sure the markings are obvious and indelible. Before you come to the Festival register your property such as mobile phones and cameras for free at www.immobilise.com and help the Police to return stolen items to their rightful owner.
PROTECT YOUR MOBILE PHONE - Do this now: on your mobile phone key in *#06# and your unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number will be displayed. Make a note of this number so that if you lose your phone or if it is stolen you can contact your service provider to have the phone immobilised. Whilst on site keep it in a buttoned/zipped pocket, secure bag or use a lanyard to keep it secured to your clothing.
KEEP CASH AND POSSESSIONS ON YOU - But don't keep all your money, bank cards and valuables together - spread them around in different pockets. Before going to sleep, place them in a plastic bag and hide it in your sleeping bag with you. There will be lockers available on site for rental - please use them!
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BRING ILLEGAL DRUGS INTO THE FESTIVAL - Searches will be carried out. If you take prescribed medication keep it with you at all times. These types of drugs are often sought by thieves. The Hampshire Constabulary will be conducting a structured drug disruption operation again at this year's event. They will utilise passive drugs detection dogs during the course of the weekend covering points of entry to the site. Amnesty bins will be provided in advance of these check points to give people the opportunity to surrender illegal substances.
CRIME REPORTING - If you are a victim of crime there will be Police Officers and Festival staff on site to whom you can report the incident. Alternatively, call the Hampshire Constabulary on: 101 or 999 in an emergency or visit their website: www.hampshire.police.uk/Festivals