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Isle of Wight Festival Tickets 2017

The iconic Isle of Wight Festival is the UK’s first major music festival of the summer and has become a must-go event on the music lover’s calendar.

Taking place at Seaclose Park just outside of Newport, this legendary festival brings together all the biggest names in music for one weekend 8-11 June 2017.

Buy your IOW Festival tickets now and make sure not to miss out on star studded line up featuring headliners David Guetta, Run DMC, Arcade Fire and Rod Stewart.

Weekend tickets cover your camping and entry to the Festival throughout the entire IOW Festival weekend. Open from 12 noon on Thursday 8 June through to 2pm on Monday 12 June, a weekend camping ticket give access to the facilities in the campsite – toilets, showers, bars and food concessions – as well as unlimited re-entry to the main Festival site.
A day ticket allows access to the main Festival site on any chosen day. Day tickets do not cover camping, but holders will be entitled to unlimited entry and re-entry on the designated ticket day.
Students with a valid NUS or official student card on the dates of the Festival (8-11 June 2017) are entitled to purchase Student tickets, which allow access to the main Festival site as well as camping.
Please note: Student ticket holders will be required to show their student card on arrival.
This year all 13-17 year olds will benefit from a special Teen ticket price when accompanied by at least one adult of 18 years or older. Teen ticket holders can access the main Festival site and campsite for the weekend.
Please note: proof of age will be required on entry.
Children aged 12 and under on the date of the Festival (8-11 June 2017) can enter the Festival for free when accompanied by at least one paying adult aged 18 or over. Paying adults wishing to book tickets for children may do so at the point of purchase.
Please note: adults may book a maximum of 4 child tickets per booking and proof of age will be required on entry to the Festival.

Travelling to the IOW Festival by foot

If you’re travelling by train or coach from anywhere in the country, just head for Portsmouth Harbour station, hop off the coach or train and it’s just a few steps to our Catamaran Terminal, from where we’ll whisk you over to Ryde in around 20 minutes.

Of course, foot passengers are welcome to use our Lymington and Portsmouth car ferry services, too. So just choose the route that’s best for you and book right now.

Isle of Wight Festival Ferry Tickets

Getting to the Isle of Wight Festival site

There are bus stations close to Yarmouth and Ryde Pier Head Terminals and a good service runs to the Festival site

In Yarmouth the bus station is on Bridge Road, a five minute stroll from the Terminal. In Ryde, buses run from the Esplanade – reached by either walking down the pier, or taking a short train ride.

The nearest bus stop to Fishbourne Car Ferry Terminal is at the end of Fishbourne Lane 10/15 minutes’ walk away. Dedicated buses to the Festival site run regularly from here.

There are taxi ranks at Yarmouth and Ryde Esplanade.

Travelling to the IOW Festival by car

Bringing your own wheels? Our Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal is easily accessed from the UK motorway network and our comfortable ferry will get you across to Fishbourne in just 45 minutes.

If you’re coming from the West, you may find our Lymington to Yarmouth car ferry suits you better. Once again, it’s easy to get to and because it’s the fastest car ferry crossing to the Island, you’ll be at the Festival site in no time.

Isle of Wight Festival Ferry Map

Getting to the Isle of Wight Festival site

Once you’ve disembarked the ferry, just follow the signs to the Festival car park from the Ferry Terminals. It’s that easy!

Festival FAQs


You can book your Festival and ferry tickets online until Sunday, 7 May 2017 (inclusive). Don’t worry though, we’re still selling ferry tickets but book early to avoid disappointment.

Top tip: Book one of our Early Bird Ferry Fares to get the best price, while stocks last.

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You can arrive from 12 midday on Thursday, 8 June 2017 and there will be plenty to keep your entertained prior to the main event. The main Festival arena opens at 2.00 pm on Friday, 9 June 2017.

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With a Weekend ticket you can stay right there at the Festival all weekend. Prefer not to camp and rather stay offsite? Find your perfect accommodation and book it right here.

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Yes, your official wristband, which must be worn at all times, is your passport in and out of the Festival site whenever you like.

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Yes, there’s plenty of onsite car parking. Simply follow the signs from the Wightlink Ferry Terminal. It’s a really great idea to pay for your parking in advance when booking your Festival ticket online. If you don’t, you can pay on the day, but it may be more pricey.

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The large, colour-coded campsites are just a stroll away from the main arena and offer all the basics you need like toilets and washing facilities, rubbish bins, food stalls, a bar and a chemist.

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First of all your ticket, wristband and age ID if required. Pack some warm and waterproof clothing and a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring some money (and a money belt) – you can always get more at the onsite ATMs (though an additional charge may apply!).

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Don’t bring any drugs – they are illegal – or animals. Remember, vehicles, BBQs, fires, candles and glass are not allowed in the Campsite areas. And you can’t take alcohol, glass containers, deckchairs, tables, gazebos, BBQs or laser pens into the main arena. The only drinks allowed in the arena are water and non-alcoholic drinks in plastic bottles of up to 500ml with unbroken seals.

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Yes, and there is a dedicated Kids Zone with fun rides and attractions. Just a reminder, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 18 or over.

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There is a separate area for Campervans in the Campsite. You need to buy a Camping Ticket for each member of your party to access the Festival as well as a Campervan Permit to park your vehicle in this area. Both of these must have been purchased in advance. Campervan Permits are available exclusively on For more information about Campervans please visit the Isle of Wight Festival website.

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We’ll send you your official Festival paper ticket as soon as we get them from the organisers.

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.

They will be sent via ‘Interlink Next Day Service’ and if you’re not at home you will be left details of how to reorganise your delivery. Top tip: It’s the official wristband that gets you into the Festival site.

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Once you’ve booked your Wightlink tickets online, we’ll send you an email confirmation with an e-ticket attached. Just print this out and bring it with you to the Wightlink Terminal.

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Naturally. You can pick up drinks and snacks at all Wightlink Terminals and also from the cafés on board our car ferries. At the Festival itself, you’re spoilt for culinary choice with loads of different outlets serving everything from chips to ethnic specialities. You can get soft and alcoholic drinks. But you have to be 18 or over to buy the alcoholic options, so you may be asked for ID.

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