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


Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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