Isle of Wight Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Newport, Isle of Wight, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Isle of Wight Festival
Phone: (44) 870-444-8898

Festival Description

The Isle of Wight Festival is again set to thrill tens of thousand of fans across the land over 3 days in June. The beautiful surroundings of Seaclose Park, Newport sets the stage for the festival and brings together 50,000 free spirited, music loving, friends, families and Festival goers in front of one almighty stage, in a simply stunning setting. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and well-loved festivals on the calendar and the two UK Festival Awards for Best Major UK Festival and Outstanding Contribution to Festivals (awarded to John Giddings) are proof of just that. The first Isle of Wight ‘Pop’ Festival took place in August 1968.

Festival Dates June 13 - 26, 2013
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Festival Story:

The Isle of Wight Festival celebrated its inaugural edition in 2002. Over the last few years The Who, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, REM, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Snow Patrol, Muse and The Rolling Stones amongst many others, have taken to the stage in what has fast become one of the hottest festivals in the UK. In the late 1960’s, the Isle of Wight Festivals were a series of legendary events featuring Bob Dylan, The Who, The Doors, Joni Mitchell. Jefferson Airplane culminating in 1970 with 600,000 hippies descending on the island to see Jimi Hendrix perform his penultimate concert. As documented in the film ‘Message to Love’ and celebrated in songs such as Oasis ‘F***ing in the Bushes’, the event has played a major part in shaping music festivals we know today and was the European answer to Woodstock.


Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Stone Roses
  • Jake Bugg
  • The Script
  • Bloc Party
  • Paloma Faith
  • The MacCabees
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Happy Mondays
  • Fun.
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Imperial Teen
  • The Farm
  • Blondie
  • Republica
  • The Killers
  • Boomtown Rats
  • and more…


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Practical Info:

  • Seaclose Park
    Newport, Isle of Wight


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