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A Weekend ticket allows you to camp at the Festival all weekend. The gates open at 12 noon on Thursday 9 June when the fun begins. There are showers, loos, bars and food concessions throughout the Campsite. A Camping ticket gives you unlimited re-entry to the Festival throughout the weekend. Once the weekend is over, you will need to leave the Campsite by 2pm on Monday 13 June.


You can buy a Student ticket if you hold a valid NUS or ISIC card (as at 9 June 2016). You will be required to produce your NUS or ISIC card on arrival at the Festival box office. A Student ticket allows you to camp if you want to. Please note if you are a Student between 16-17 (as at 9 June 2016) we suggest you buy a Teen ticket because this is cheaper.


We are pleased to offer Teen tickets this year to all teenagers aged between 13-17 years old (as at 9 June 2016). Teens must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over (there must be at least one adult per booking). A teen ticket allows you to camp if you want to. Please bring proof of age, as you may be required to show this when you enter the Festival.


Entry to the Festival is free for children aged 12 and under (as at 9 June 2016). If you want to order child tickets, please add these to your booking at the point of purchase. There is a maximum of 4 children per booking. Please be aware that all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is aged 18 or over. Please bring proof of age of your child, as you may be required to show this when you enter the Festival.

There are no day tickets this year.

These are our only licenced sellers. Please don't buy from anyone else:


Ticketmaster (Select your ticket type and then choose Deposit Scheme to buy with a payment plan)
Viagogo - (International Customers)
The Price is Wight - (or with a Payment Plan)
Red Funnel (Ticket, travel, accommodation & free payment plan)
Wightlink (Ticket & travel packages)
Festicket (Ticket & travel/accommodation packages)
Hover Travel (Ticket & travel/accommodation packages)
Big Green Coach (Ticket & Coach packages bringing you direct to the Festival gates)
Ticket Zone

In Person

The Isle of Wight County Press Shop - Pyle Street, Newport
Red Funnel Ferry Terminals - Southampton, East Cowes & Cowes (Red Jet)

This year we are adopting a paper ticket to wristband exchange system.

Your tickets will be dispatched shortly. You must bring your ticket to the festival where it will be scanned at one of the entrance gates. The ticket stub will be removed and exchanged for a wristband. Your counterpart of the ticket will be returned, and you are required to keep this on you at all times during the event.

If you are camping or wishing to come in for the Thursday night entertainment you need to head to Gate A3. From Friday onwards you need to head to Gate A3 if camping or Gate A5 if not. If you have a car park pass then you'll come in via the carparks at Gate A0 or A1.


Spread the cost of your tickets over several months with a payment plan. The instalments will be collected directly from your bank account.

Ticketmaster Deposit Scheme

To book under the Ticketmaster Deposit Scheme you will need to choose your required ticket type, then select the deposit scheme on the following screen.

The first payment is taken immediately and is non-refundable, the remaining payments will start on 15th February 2016, please read the
Terms & Conditions/Payment Schedule for full details.

Buy with Ticketmaster

If you purchased an Early Bird Payment Plan, then please see the
Early Bird Payment Schedule for reference.

The Price is Wight Payment Plan

To book under The Price is Wight recurring payment plan simply click the link below.

The first payment is taken immediately and is non-refundable, the remaining payments will be taken on the 1st of each subsequent month until 1st May 2016, please read the Terms & Conditions for full details.

Buy with The Price is Wight

Red Funnel Free Payment Plan

To book under the Red Funnel payment plan click the link below

The first 20% is taken at the time of booking, with 4 remaining payments taken on 28 Jan, 28 Feb, 28 Mar and 28 Apr.

For vehicle ferry reservations to the festival, 25% is taken at the time of booking with the balance collected 30 days before the outward travel date.

Buy with Red Funnel

Big Green Coach Payment Plan

Secure your ticket and travel pack today with a deposit of just £50. It couldn't be more simple - or affordable! Pay as much or as little as you can, and clear your full balance before 15th May 2016. This gives you the freedom to spend your money when you want, how you want!

If you only need travel, then why not use our travel payment scheme with a deposit of only £25

Big Green Coach is providing coach services arriving on the Thursday (with a reduced service on the Friday) and our coaches actually go on the ferry so you don't have to queue up for the ferry or shuttle bus. We will get you straight to the festival entrance.

Buy with Big Green Coach

If it would make your life easier to buy your ticket and travel together, then there are a number of options available to you click here

For general travel enquiries, please click here.


We are pleased to be able to offer VIP tickets again through our partner, Mark Butler Associates. These tickets give you exclusive access to our VIP Lounge and garden so you can relax while watching all the acts on the Main Stage. The VIP Lounge has a bar and food stalls, its own loos and other benefits. There is a VIP Campsite with its own loos and showers located near to all the entertainment.

Please contact Mark Butler Associates for more information.

Mark Butler Associates

VIP Area


Camp Kerala is extremely excited to announce for the second year running that Camp Kerala Mademoiselle will be backstage at the 2016 Isle of Wight Festival; and for the first time this year CKM Harbour will be at the Isle of Wight Festival. The harbour offers the ultimate exclusive area alongside the waterfront at Island Harbour, it will be a place to put your feet up and let your hair down in unique CKM style.


CKM Luxury Tent


Snoozebox, the portable hotel, is offering an unbeatable package offer for festival goers who want to make the most of their time but without the discomfort of a campsite. A Snoozebox hotel room in a Snoozy Village offers a double room (twin or double bed configuration) for two people plus WiFi, storage, free parking and a social hub. These can be booked alongside a VIP or Standard Weekend Ticket.




There will be more things confirmed as we get closer to the Festival, but for now check out When Nature Calls for the best clean loo experience this side of...Newport?! And to keep any valuables safe and your phone charge topped up you can't go wrong by making a reservation with Locker House.

International customers can buy tickets on viagogo, Ticket Exchange Partner and an International Ticketing Partner for The Isle of Wight Festival.
Tickets can be delivered directly to their address, anywhere in the world.


We know that camping isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but that shouldn’t stop you from coming and enjoying the Festival. Why not take advantage of our wonderful Island and stay in a local hotel or holiday cottage? Our friends at Wight Locations have some beautiful properties to rent and they will look after your every need. Alternatively you could stay in one of the many hotels the Island has to offer.

Where to Stay

Stay on the Isle of Wight

campervan passes

Due to high demand we have again teamed up with Island Harbour to offer more Campervan spaces.

Situated right near the Festival site it is really easy to get to!

Be quick!

For more details visit the Island Harbour website or call 01983 539 994‏.

On-Site Campervan Info

There is a separate area for campervans in the Campsite - please note NO CARAVANS are allowed! 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 need to buy a Camping Ticket for each member of your party to access the Festival as well as a Campervan pass to park your vehicle in this area. Both of these must have been purchased in advance.

If you are arriving by car you can park in one of our onsite car parks. Whether you are travelling to us from one of the ferry terminals or from anywhere on the Island you will be directed to the appropriate car park.

You can pay for parking on the day but we advise you pay for it in advance when booking your Festival ticket.

Get priority car parking spaces by arranging a car share with Liftshare

Big Green Coach are offering packages from 13 locations countrywide which pick you up, take you on the ferry and drive you direct to the Festival. What could be easier!

Book with Big Green Coach

Festicket offer a range of tickets as well as accommodation packages including boutique camping, hotels, B&Bs, apartments and holiday home options, alongside transport and other extras.


Sign up to become an official Isle of Wight ambassador and earn a free ticket for every 6 tickets that you sell to your friends!

You will also be able to earn additional rewards such as free merchandise and side of stage access with a friend to see an act of your choice!

  • Sell 6 Tickets – Earn 1 FREE Ticket
  • Sell 12 Tickets – Earn 2 FREE Tickets
  • Sell 18 Tickets – Earn 3 FREE Tickets + Free Festival T-Shirt
  • Sell 24 Tickets – Earn 2 FREE Tickets + 2 FREE VIP Tickets + Free Festival T-Shirt
  • Sell 32 Tickets – Earn 2 FREE Tickets + 3 FREE VIP Tickets + Free Festival T-Shirt + Backstage Tour + Side of Stage visit for a non-headline act


Join the Isle of Wight Festival Ambassador Team (powered by We-Represent & Street Team) by signing up here:

The Isle of Wight ambassador’s community manager at will call you to explain the process and set you up with tickets to sell.

Sell 6 tickets to your friends securely online.

Go to the Isle of Wight Festival for free!

Continue to sell tickets to earn more free tickets and rewards!

If you have any issues or questions please contact


If you are a disabled customer please click here for details on how to buy your tickets and other useful information.