Isle of Wight Festival, UK

Isle of Wight Festival, UK

June 20 - June 23

Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, UK

From June 20 to 23, 2024, the picturesque Isle of Wight in the UK will host one of the most vibrant and large-scale musical events of the year - the legendary Isle of Wight Festival. This grand open-air event will be a true celebration for music lovers from around the world.

History of Incredible Musical Traditions

The Isle of Wight Festival has a rich history

The Isle of Wight Festival has a rich history that began in 1968. It was then that around 600,000 spectators gathered on the island's green fields to listen to performances by stars such as Jimi Hendrix, Donovan, and The Doors. The first festival was held at Hell Field, near Godshill, from August 31 to September 1, 1968, followed by the Wootton festival with Bob Dylan the next year. In 1970, Jimi Hendrix made his mark at the Afton festival. This event became the largest touring concert in popular music history and laid the foundation for the famous festival tradition.

In 2002, the festival was revived after a long break and has since annually attracted tens of thousands of guests eager to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a real music festival. Over the years, legends like The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, and many other rock icons have performed on its stages.

Grand Program 2024

Grand Program 2024

This year, the organizers have prepared a truly stellar program. The headliners will include popular bands The Prodigy, Pet Shop Boys, The Pretenders, Simple Minds, Green Day, Crowded House, and Scouting for Girls. Beyoncé is also expected to perform in one of the evening shows.

In addition to the musical lineup, festival-goers will enjoy various entertainment and activities to suit all tastes: food courts with dishes from different cuisines around the world, handmade product markets, sports grounds, and even special animation zones for children.

Welcome to the Isle of Wight!

The venue for the 2024 festival will be Seaclose Park in Newport on the Isle of Wight. There are several ways to get here.

If you are traveling by car, after arriving on the island by ferry, follow the A3054 road towards Newport. The travel time from the ferry terminal is about 15 minutes.

For those who prefer public transport, the best option is the train. Trains regularly depart from major London railway stations (Waterloo, Victoria) to Portsmouth. From there, you can transfer to a ferry to the island and then take buses or taxis to the venue.

Accommodation, Food, and Leisure

For festival guests, a well-equipped campsite will be available right on the park grounds. Nearby towns Newport and Ryde also offer numerous hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. You can check out the boutique village Harvest Moon, park your camper, or find the best hotel deals on the island using booking systems.

Regarding food, in addition to the numerous food courts at the festival, Newport offers a wide selection of restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy British, European, and Asian cuisine.

The Isle of Wight is a true gem of the south coast of England, with excellent walking trails, clean beaches, and delicious food, especially if you love fish and seafood. Other festivals such as the Isle of Wight Walking Festival, Cowes Week, Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight Literary Festival, and Isle of Wight Garlic Festival are also held here. For more information on what to do, check out Mark Bibby Jackson's book "Isle of Wight Holiday: Walks, Pubs, and Victoria" or visit the Visit Isle of Wight website.

The Isle of Wight Festival is an incredible experience, drive, and lots of positive emotions! Become part of this grand musical event and get an energy boost for the whole year! We look forward to seeing you at the legendary open-air from June 20 to 23, 2024, in the UK!