Isle of Wight Festival 2019

Isle of Wight Festival 2019

13-16 June 2019

The iconic Isle of Wight Festival is a must-go event on any music lover’s calendar.

Taking place at Seaclose Park, just outside of Newport, the legendary event brings together some of the biggest names in world music for one weekend – Thursday, 13 to Sunday, 16 June 2019. Festival tickets are available now.

And getting there is easy. Our early bird ferry offer means you can get to the Island for as little as £10 day return – see below for more details.

Book early bird offer

Isle of Wight Festival early bird ferry offer

By arranging your ferry travel early, you can save money getting to and from the IOW Festival 2019. Our vehicle deals are valid until 31 December 2018 and our foot passenger deals are valid until 1 June 2019.

Travel:

Vehicle Day Return: Friday, 14 June 2019, Saturday, 15 June 2019 or Sunday, 16 June 2019.

Car Short Stay Return: Travel out on Thursday, 13 June 2019 or Friday, 14 June 2019 and return on Monday, 17 June 2019 after 4pm.

Car Long Stay Return: Travel out on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at any time or Thursday, 13 June 2019 after 4pm and return any time from Tuesday, 18 June 2019.


  1. This is a time limited promotional offer which can only be booked online and is non-refundable.
  2. Early bird vehicle fares are valid until 31 December 2018. Early bird foot passenger fares are valid until 1 June 2019.
  3. Short Stay and Day Return travel must take place as specified.
  4. Bookings are only valid from the Mainland to the Island (Isle of Wight).
  5. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the offers at any time.
  6. Tesco Clubcard Boost tokens will not be accepted as part or full payment of tickets.
  7. Wightlink General Conditions for provision of Ferry Services apply and can be found at www.wightlink.co.uk/terms.


Car Day Return Car Short Stay Return Car Long Stay Return
£42.50 £77.50 £62.50
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Foot Passengers Day Return Short Stay Return
Adult £10.00 £16.00
Child £5.00 £8.00
Student £9.00 £13.00
Senior £8.00 £12.00
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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 FastCat 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.

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.

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!

Isle of Wight Festival line up

The line up for IOW Festival 2019 has yet to be announced, but you can expect a wealth of huge, international names to be headlining. Announcements are likely to commence in early 2019.



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About IOW Festival 2019

The IOW Festival is a world-famous, multi-award winning festival that regularly draws tens of thousands of revellers. It’s been named “Best Major Festival”, “Best Family Festival”, and “Best Event”, while acts often receive plaudits and awards for their performances.

The fantastic reputation and legacy of the Isle of Wight Festival ensures that it’s able to draw the best and most iconic acts each year from all over the globe. In 2017, around 45,000 people flocked to Seaclose Park and in 2019, the Island will yet again be welcoming a number of fantastic acts, set to be announced over the coming months.

Getting to the festival is made simple by a short ferry ride from the mainland with Wightlink. Once on the Island, the event is well signposted for drivers, while coach companies like Big Green Coach and Southern Vectis offer direct port-to-Festival transport.

The Island opens its doors and provides accommodation of all kinds to suit every taste and budget. For those who want to stay close to the action, the Isle of Wight Festival itself offers plenty of camping options, ranging from the traditional ‘pitch-your-own-tent’ to boutique glamping. Meanwhile, nearby towns and villages have a great selection of B&Bs and hotels if you value a good night’s sleep.

In 2019, the Isle of Wight Festival will be going all out to make it more memorable than ever. Beyond the main stage, there will be a number of alternative areas offering varied entertainment – from a dedicated ‘Kidzone’ for youngsters, to the rather more adult ‘Cirque du Quirk’. So, if you want to give your ears a bit of a break, but don’t want the fun to stop, the IOW festival has you covered.

History of the IOW Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival was the first and best festival of the counter-cultural rock’n’roll revolution. It began with a number of events between 1968 and 1970, leading to the IOW Festival being hailed as the British Woodstock.

Line ups in 1970 included Jimi Hendrix (a life-sized statue of whom can be found at Dimbola Lodge overlooking Freshwater Bay), The Who, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, Leonard Cohen, Supertramp, Procul Harum, and many more. Over 600,000 people attended for what was Jimi Hendrix’s last public performance in the UK.

However, with the Island ground to a halt by a rock’n’roll invasion, it was too much to bear for many, including those in authority.

The festival ceased after 1970 after the introduction of the Isle of Wight County Act, preventing overnight open-air assemblies of more than 5,000 people taking place without certain conditions being met to the approval of the local authority.

That was until 2002, when it was brought back – and it is now run by music producer John Giddings. The revamped event has been a major success, hosting acts such as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Who, Amy Winehouse, Coldplay, Kings Of Leon, Kasabian, Pearl Jam, The Sex Pistols, Blondie, Biffy Clyro and Rod Stewart, among others.

This year promises to uphold the historical tradition of great performances, great atmosphere, and promoting musical excellence. With some of the best acts around and an atmosphere second to none, book now to become part of the history.

Isle of Wight Festival tickets

Tickets for IOW Festival are already on sale, with weekend, student and child tickets all available to purchase. Weekend Festival tickets will cover both entry to the site and your camping throughout the entire weekend. Day tickets allow access to the Festival on any chosen day but do no permit camping.

If you’re taking a campervan, you’ll need to book your weekend ticket as usual as well as a separate Campervan pass to park your vehicle.

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Isle of Wight Festival, 
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DN, England

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