Early Bird Ferry Fares

Wightlink is part of Island life and no one is better placed to ferry you over to the Isle of Wight Festival in rock star style.

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Isle of Wight Festival 2017

8-11 June 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 Isle of Wight Festival tickets now and take advantage of our Early Bird Ferry Fares.

Buy your Isle of Wight Festival tickets now!

Wightlink is your one-stop festival shop. Not only can we get you to the Island – naturally – but you can book your tickets right here.

Event admission tickets must be booked online and can only be purchased in conjunction with a foot passenger or vehicle booking from the Mainland.

Isle of Wight Festival map 2017

Event admission

Weekend campingFridaySaturdaySunday
Adult£186.90*£64.40*£85.90*£85.90*
Includes £11.90 booking feeIncludes £4.40 booking feeIncludes £5.90 booking feeIncludes £5.90 booking fee
Student£165.50*£64.40*£85.90*£85.90*
Includes £11.90 booking feeIncludes £4.40 booking feeIncludes £5.90 booking feeIncludes £5.90 booking fee
Teen
13-17
£133.80*£64.40*£85.90*£85.90*
Includes £11.90 booking feeIncludes £4.40 booking feeIncludes £5.90 booking feeIncludes £5.90 booking fee
Child
12 and under
FREE*FREE*FREE*FREE*
No booking fee appliesNo booking fee appliesNo booking fee appliesNo booking fee applies
Car parking£15.00*£10.00*£10.00*£10.00*
WEEKEND
No booking fee applies
DAILY
No booking fee applies
DAILY
No booking fee applies
DAILY
No booking fee applies
* A postage charge of £6.20 will be added to your booking

Early Bird Ferry Fares

We have a limited number of Early Bird Ferry Fares available for travel to the Isle of Wight Festival.

Bookings:
Monday, 7 November 2016 – Saturday, 31 December 2016
or until limit has been reached

Travel:
Short Stay Return:

  • Thursday, 8 June 2017 to Monday, 12 June 2017

Day Return:

  • Friday, 9 June 2017
  • Saturday, 10 June 2017
  • Sunday, 11 June 2017
VehiclesShort Stay ReturnDay Return
Car/van
up to 5m (L)
and up to 2.24m (H)
£90.00£40.00
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Foot PassengersShort Stay ReturnDay Return
Adult£16.00£12.00
Child£8.00£6.00
Student£13.00£10.00
Senior£12.00£9.00
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  1. This is a time limited promotional offer which can only be booked online when buying Isle of Wight Festival 2017 tickets and is non-refundable.
  2. Early Bird Ferry Fares are valid for bookings made between 7 November 2016 and 31 December 2016 or until limit has been reached.
  3. Short Stay Return travel must take place between 8 June 2017 and 12 June 2017 (inclusive) and Day Return travel must take place on 9, 10 or 11 June 2017.
  4. Bookings are only valid from the Mainland to the Island (Isle of Wight).
  5. Vehicle offer is valid for Low Vehicles (up to 5.00m long and up to 2.24m high) with a driver and up to 6 (six) passengers.
  6. Wightlink General Conditions for provision of Ferry Services apply and can be found www.wightlink.co.uk/terms.

The Ticket is issued for the Festival by the Promoter subject to the following Conditions.

  1. The use of this Ticket shall constitute acceptance by the Bearer of the Conditions of Issue and imply an undertaking on the part of the Bearer to observe them and any other notice or regulation issued by the Promoter and displayed at the Venue.
  2. All Tickets remain the property of the Promoter and are not transferable save to those people for whom the Tickets were purchased as part of a group booking. Those people will be subject to the Conditions of Issue which will apply as if he/she were the original recipient of the Ticket.
  3. The Ticket will be exchanged for a wristband at the entrance gates and affixed by Festival staff. The Bearer must retain the counterpart Ticket on his or her person at all times. Where a wristband is issued to the Bearer without a Ticket, the Bearer must affix his or her wristband prior to entering the Venue. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry to the Bearer or to eject the Bearer, where the wristband has been incorrectly affixed and, in either case, where the wristband has been damaged or tampered with.
  4. This Ticket may not be offered as a prize in a promotion or competition or transferred, lent or sold to any third party for profit or personal gain, as part of a hospitality or travel package or used for any other commercial purpose without the written consent of the Promoter. Tickets purchased from unauthorised sources, including from Internet touts or via Internet auction sites will be void and will not permit entry to the Venue.
  5. The Promoter reserves the right to search all people and personal property upon entry to and while at the Venue. Glass items, candles, gas canisters, flares, knives, illegal substances, drugs, ‘legal highs’, laser equipment/pens, megaphones, nitrous oxide, animals, fireworks, smoke canisters, poles, banners or flags, drones and any items which in the absolute discretion of the Promoter are considered to be a risk to the safety of the audience and/or affect the enjoyment of the audience and/or the running of the Festival are prohibited.4. This Ticket may not be offered as a prize in a promotion or competition or transferred, lent or sold to any third party for profit or personal gain, as part of a hospitality or travel package or used for any other commercial purpose without the written consent of the Promoter. Tickets purchased from unauthorised sources, including from Internet touts or via Internet auction sites will be void and will not permit entry to the Venue.
  6. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse to allow folding and/or camping style chairs into the Festival Site and/or to require people to cease using such chairs in the Festival Site in the interests of health and safety or if required to do so by any legislation or statutory requirement. For the avoidance of doubt, folding and/or camping style chairs are permitted in the campsite.
    1. NO Glass is permitted anywhere in the Venue.
    2. Alcohol, food and cans are permitted in the Campsite only.
    3. NO cans, alcohol or food to be brought into the Festival Site. Water and non-alcoholic drinks in 500ml plastic bottles with unbroken seals are permitted.
    4. Cooking in the Campsite will be permitted on camping gas stoves (gas canisters up to 300g only) and disposable BBQs ONLY in designated areas. These must be used sensibly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Cooking on gas where installed in a campervan parked within the official campervan area is also permitted. Cooking by all other means including open fires, BBQs (other than disposable) and any other kind of gas appliance is strictly prohibited and all such items will be confiscated. Cooking in tents is banned.
  7. But for the exceptions set out in this clause, any equipment capable of recording (whether temporarily or permanently) or transmitting any audio visual or audio-visual, material is prohibited. Mobile telephones are permitted within the Venue but the use of mobile telephones for such activities is prohibited save for personal non-commercial use. Photographic equipment is permitted provided that it is for personal non-commercial use only. In the event of any subsequent commercial use, the Bearer agrees to pay the Promoter the cost of a licence issued by the Promoter for permission to take photographs or visual/audio visual/audio recordings for commercial use
  8. Items prohibited by the Conditions of Issue shall not be brought to the Venue. Any permitted items used contrary to the Conditions of Issue and any prohibited items shall be confiscated without any liability on the Promoter to safeguard or return such items.
  9. The Bearer shall not offer or distribute (either free or for sale) within the Venue any consumer article or commercial product of any nature or purchase any such item from any vendor not authorised by the Promoter.
  10. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse admission to the Venue or eject any person from the Venue if, in the absolute discretion of the Promoter, the Bearer may be a risk to the safety of the audience and/or affect the enjoyment of the audience and/or the running of the Festival, for example if the Bearer refuses to be searched upon entering the Venue or whilst at the Venue, appears to be under the influence of drink and/or drugs and/or is acting aggressively or in possession of any item prohibited by the Conditions of Issue or undertaking any act prohibited by the Conditions of Issue or fails to comply with any lawful instruction issued by or on behalf of the Promoter. The Promoter reserves the right to alter or change the Festival programme, without prior notification. Refunds will not be issued should the programme be altered or if a particular artist does not appear, including headline acts.
  11. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase unless the entire Festival is cancelled, in which event you will be offered Tickets at any rescheduled event (subject to availability) up to the face value of the Ticket or, if you are unable to attend the rescheduled Festival or the Festival is not rescheduled, a full refund.
  12. If the Festival is cancelled, the Promoter shall not be liable for any costs or expenses wasted or incurred by the Bearer including, but not limited to, accommodation or transport costs, or any direct or indirect losses or damage of whatever kind.
  13. The Bearer gives their irrevocable and free of charge express consent to the use of their actual or simulated voice or likeness in connection with the advertising, promotion or commercial exploitation of the Festival or any past or future festival by the Promoter or any licensee of the Promoter in any media for any period throughout the world.
  14. This Ticket will not permit access to any platform, disabled enclosure or disabled parking. You must book disabled/special needs Tickets in advance by calling Ticketmaster on 0800 9884440 (subject to limited availability).
  15. Children aged 12 and under as at 8 June 2017, will have access to the Festival free of charge. The Promoter reserves the right to cap the number of Child Tickets it issues. Proof of age may be required on entry for Child tickets. Please ensure that you have ID with proof of age with you for your child/children in case you are asked. Failure to provide such ID may result in your Child being refused entry to or asked to leave the Venue.
  16. Teenagers aged between 13 and 17 as at 8 June 2017 but must be accompanied by at least 1 responsible Adult per 5 Teenagers. Unaccompanied Teenagers will be refused entry to the Festival. Adults are reminded that there are areas of the Venue, especially immediately in front of the stage and some bands or acts that may be inappropriate and may contain adult content. Any Adult is responsible entirely for the safety and welfare of any Teenager in its party. Please ensure that all Teenagers carry ID with proof of age. Failure to provide such ID may result in entry being refused or the Teenager being asked to leave the Venue.
  17. In the event of a Child and/or a Teenager being refused entry to the Venue or being removed from the Venue, the accompanying Adult will take sole responsibility for the care and control of the Child and/or Teenager and the Promoter will bear no responsibility in this regard.
  18. Students who have been issued with a valid NUS, ISIC or other authorised Student card as at 8 June 2017 and who have purchased a Student Ticket must produce the NUS, ISIC or other authorised Student card at the entrance gates in order to gain access to the Venue. Failure to produce a valid NUS or ISIC card will result in you not being entitled to the Student discount and you will be required to purchase a full price ticket less the amount already paid in order to gain access to the Venue.
  19. There is a designated area on the campsite for Families which is subject to availability. There is a Kids’ Zone which provides entertainment for Children during the Festival. Children must be accompanied by an Adult at all times.
  20. Any breach of the Conditions of Issue will render this Ticket automatically void and all rights conferred or evidenced by such Ticket shall be withdrawn without any refund. For the avoidance of doubt, this will include refusal of entry to the Venue or ejection from the Venue, as applicable.
  21. Admission to the Venue is at the Bearer’s own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Promoter hereby excludes any liability for loss, injury or damage to persons or property in or around the Venue during, before or after the Festival.
  22. These Conditions of Issue are governed by English law. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with them shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the English Court.
  23. Definitions: In these Conditions of Issue, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
    Bearer” means the holder of this Ticket;
    Conditions of Issue” means these terms and conditions governing the issue and use of a Ticket and the terms upon which the Bearer is permitted to enter and remain within the Venue;
    Child” means a child of 12 and under as at 8 June 2017;
    Festival” means the Isle of Wight Festival;
    Festival Site” means the Main Arena and Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane and Electric Ladyland;
    Teenager” means any person aged between 13 and 17 as at 8 June 2017;
    Student” means any person issued with a valid NUS or ISIC card as at 8 June 2017;
    Adult” means any person aged 18 or over as at 8 June 2017;
    Promoter” means Solo Promoters Limited, 4th Floor, Chester House, Fulham Green, 81-83 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3JW and, where the context requires, those acting on its behalf such as stewards and security guards;
    Ticket” means any Ticket or Wristband (as applicable) issued for the Festival (whether or not for value) by the Promoter to include but not limited to Weekend, Day, Resident, Child, Teen, Student, VIP and Backstage Guest. All Tickets entitle the Bearer to unlimited entry and re-entry to the Venue. Where the Bearer holds a Day Ticket, entry and re- entry is for the day specified ONLY. For all other Ticket types, entry and re-entry is for the duration of the entire Festival. All Tickets entitle the Bearer to camp, save for Resident and Day Tickets, which do NOT entitle the Bearer to camp.
    Venue” means the Festival Site and the Campsite

Festival FAQs

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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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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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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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There are four different ticket types available.

Weekend
A Weekend ticket allows you to camp at the Festival all weekend. The gates open at 12 noon on Thursday, 8 June 2017 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, 12 June 2017.

Day Tickets
Day tickets allow you access to the festival on the designated day ONLY. Your day ticket does NOT entitle you to camp. You will be allowed unlimited entry & re-entry on the day of your ticket.

Student
You can buy a Student ticket if you hold a valid NUS or other official card (as at Thursday, 8 June 2017). You will be required to produce your 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 Thursday, 8 June 2017) we suggest you buy a Teen ticket because this is cheaper.

Teen
We are pleased to offer Teen tickets this year to all teenagers aged between 13-17 years old (as at Thursday, 8 June 2017). 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.

Child
Entry to the Festival is free for children aged 12 and under (as at Thursday, 8 June 2017). 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.


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Whether you’re planning to travel on foot or by car, no one is better placed than Wightlink to get you over to Festival Isle in rock star style.

Let us take you there…


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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 www.ticketmaster.co.uk. 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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