Festival stage

Warning to Overseas Musicians

WARNING TO MUSICIANS: We are aware that gmail.com addresses such as “bingleymusic1” and “isleofwightfestival2016@musician.org” are attempting to make performers pay to take part in the Isle of Wight Festival 2016 by requesting payments to arrange work visas and similar on the promise of a performance fee.


The Isle of Wight Festival Reunion Gig Returns for 2015

The Isle of Wight Festival has teamed up for the second year with Variety, the Children’s Charity to host a brilliant night of music at the amazing Koko, London.


Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix mask wearing world record attempt

To mark 45th anniversary of legendary musician's last ever UK show we staged a world record attempt.


Sky Arts

Festival Highlights on Sky Arts

Hosted by Edith Bowman & Danny Wallace, two 3hr highlight shows are on Sky Arts this weekend.


Music Writer Competition

Winner of our 2015 music writers competition in association with Clash Magazine, Shannon Cotton, has now submitted her review of the weekend. Great work Shannon!


Take part in a world record attempt celebrating the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix

45 years on from Hendrix playing the 1970 festival, which successfully re-launched in 2002, we're set to celebrate this special moment in our history - as well as the island’s history - by inviting festival goers to take part in a world record attempt.


Slide and Ride

Introducing the first ever Slide and Ride event

We're excited to announce our partnership with Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens at this year’s Festival – the first ever Slide and Ride.


The Electric Church

Main stage to be christened 'The Electric Church' to celebrate 45 years since Jimi Hendrix played

With less than two weeks to go until we open our gates to the public, festival bosses announce today that this year’s festival will be a celebration of the 45th anniversary since Jimi Hendrix made his last ever UK performance at the festival in 1970.


20 local charities receiving tickets to aid their fundraising have been announced

The recipients of our brand new local charity initiative, which was launched in February, have now been announced.


YT Artists

YouTube artists confirmed to perform

In what is a ‘first’ for the first major festival of the summer, The Isle of Wight Festival today announces details of six incredible YouTube artists who will perform exclusive live sets over the weekend.


Exclusive music and art initiative

In celebration of their 40th Birthday, music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins have teamed up with acclaimed street artist Pure Evil and the legendary Isle of Wight Festival to launch an exciting new music and art initiative to raise vital funds for the charity.


Bathing under the Sky

Pimp Your Weekend

Now that you have your ticket, it's time to start thinking about some little extras to make your weekend extra special.


Dragon Skull

Dragon Boat Race in aid of WellChild

Well, we've had a busy few days here at Isle of Wight Festival HQ! Last week we hosted a very special Dragon Boat Race on St George's Day to launch our partnership with WellChild, the national charity for sick children.