Isle of Wight Festival 2017 is nearly upon us – in 28 days in fact – so now you’ve bought your ticket and booked your Wightlink ferry crossings (if not, what are you waiting for?!) it’s time to start planning your Festival experience.

Here are 5 top tips for making this year’s Festival better than ever.

  1. Big is not always better
    Plan which headliners you want to see but don’t forget about the smaller stages around the festival site. Yes, of course you’re going to want to see David Guetta and Rod Stewart, but Isle of Wight Festival also shows off some of the country’s best unsigned acts too, and there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than discovering a new band that you may not otherwise have known about.
  2. Music is just the beginning
    Whilst the phenomenal array of music is the main reason to head to Isle of Wight Festival this year, the Festival has some added extras which make for a whole weekend of fun. Cirque de le Quirk will return once again this year after rip-roaring success in 2015 and 2016. Circus performers, face and body painting and competitions galore make for a unique experience.
  3. Tickle your taste buds
    Being on the Isle of Wight means that you’ll be treated to some of the best of the Island’s local produce at the food and drink concession stands. Seek out local volunteer-run Kashmir Café whose profits go to Quay Arts, the Island’s charity Arts Centre, for Island-brewed real ale, Island-roasted fresh coffee and specialist Cherry Beer.
  4. Bring your bathers
    Yes, we know that part of the fun of festivals is that washing is frowned upon and the people are as grubby as the ground we walk on, but Isle of Wight Festival offers one special area which may change your mind. I’m not talking about the luxury glamping areas where showers are a must, but instead the wood-fired outdoor spa brought to Festival by Bathing under the Sky. Here, you will enjoy the luxury of outdoor wood-fired hot tubs, amongst a haven of hot showers, a dry Finnish sauna, deckchairs, complimentary phone charging, towels, beauty corner, cloakrooms and a complimentary sparkling wine to enjoy whilst relaxing in the tub and feeling that gentle Island breeze. What could be better?
  5. Pack heavy
    When festival-ing on the British Isles we have to mindful that the weather can play cruel tricks on us, so packing light is a very difficult task. This year, forget taking out that extra warm thick coat as the Isle of Wight Festival has the perfect solution – Jolly Green Sherpas! The days of struggling from the car park to the campsites are over as Festival supplies an amazing team of staff to help happy campers to the site with custom made JGS flatbed wheelbarrows. Over-packers rejoice!

 

Image Credits:
1. Southwell Landscape Photography / www.southwell.photography
3. bathingunderthesky.com
4. isleofwightfestival.com


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