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Isle of Wight Festival 2021

Isle of Wight Festival 2021

Thursday, 17 – Sunday, 20 June 2021

Isle of Wight Festival is a must-go event on any music-lover’s calendar. Over the years, the industry’s biggest names have graced the festival’s stages, including The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Muse.

IOW Festival 2021 will be playing host to Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol and Duran Duran, with many more to be announced over the coming months. It’s sure to be another belter, with tickets now on general sale.

Need to sort your ferry out? We’ve got special foot passenger and vehicle ferry deals to get you to the Isle of Wight – book your crossing below.

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Isle of Wight Festival ferry offers

Save money getting to and from IOW Festival 2021 by making the most of one of our special travel offers. Vehicle travel starts from only £49.50 day return on bookings made before 31 October 2020. Foot passenger tickets start from just £10 day return on bookings made before 5 June 2021.

Short stay vehicle travel is valid on journeys to the Isle of Wight on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 June, with return travel on Monday, 21 June after 16:00. Long stay vehicle travel is valid on journeys to the Isle of Wight on Wednesday, 16 (any time) or Thursday, 17 June after 16:00, with return travel from Tuesday, 22 June 2021 onward – perfect for an extended stay on the Island. Book using the links below.

Vehicle day return
17, 18, 19 or 20 June
Vehicle short stay
17 and 18 June (any time) to 21 June (after 16:00)
Vehicle long stay
16 June (any time) or 17 June (after 16:00) to 22 June onward
£49.50 £99.50 £95.00
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Foot Passengers Day Return
17, 18, 19 or 20 June
Period Return
16, 17, 18, 19 or 20 June, return by 21 June
Adult £10.00 £16.00
Child (5-15) £5.00 £8.00
Student (16+) £9.00 £13.00
Senior (60+) £8.00 £12.00
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Isle of Wight Festival 2021 vehicle offers terms and conditions
  1. This is a time limited promotional offer which can only be booked online and is non-refundable.
  2. Fares are valid for bookings made between 1 June 2020 and 31 October 2020 or until limits have been reached.
  3. Day Return travel must be taken on Thursday, 17, Friday, 18, Saturday, 19 or Sunday, 20 June 2021, returning up to 02:00 the following day.
  4. Short stay vehicle travel is valid on journeys to the Isle of Wight on Thursday, 17 or Friday, 18 June 2021 with return travel on Monday, 21 June 2021 after 16:00.
  5. Long stay vehicle travel is valid on journeys to the Isle of Wight on Wednesday, 16 June 2021 (any time) or Thursday, 17 June 2021 after 16:00, with return travel from Tuesday, 22 June 2021
  6. Bookings are only valid from the Mainland to the Island (Isle of Wight).
  7. Vehicles include Low Vehicles (up to 5.00m long and up to 2.24m high) with a driver and up to 6 (six) passengers. No motorhomes, caravans or trailer tents.
  8. Discounts apply to new bookings only, no refunds will be given in retrospect.
  9. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the offers at any time.
  10. Tesco Clubcard Boost tokens will not be accepted as part or full payment of tickets.
  11. Wightlink General Conditions for provision of Ferry Services apply and can be found at www.wightlink.co.uk/terms.

Isle of Wight Festival 2021 foot passenger offer terms and conditions

  1. This is a time limited promotional offer which can only be booked online and is non-refundable.
  2. Foot passenger fares are valid until 31 October 2020.
  3. Bookings are only valid from the Mainland to the Island (Isle of Wight) for travel as stated between 17 and 21 June 2021.
  4. Discounts apply to new bookings only, no refunds will be given in retrospect.
  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.


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 port, 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.

Getting to the Isle of Wight Festival site

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

In Yarmouth the bus station is on Bridge Road, a five minute stroll from the port. 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 port 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 lineup

Some of the world’s biggest artists have performed on the Isle of Wight and 2021 is proving to be no different. This year’s headliners include Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi and Duran Duran, with many more to be announced over the coming months.

Isle of Wight Festival 2021 poster



Happy Mondays
Foor
Natasha Bedingfield
Are You Experienced?


Lionel Richie
Lewis Capaldi
Jess Glynne
Becky Hill
You Me at Six
Lona
Primal Scream
Shed Seven
Sigma (DJ set)
Joy Crookes
The Snuts
Donna Missal


Snow Patrol
Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra Presents Ibiza Classics
Kaiser Chiefs
Example
Sam Feldt
Sam Fender
James Arthur
All Saints
Lightning Seeds
Maximo Park
The Manor
Ella Henderson
Dylan John Thomas
Roachford
Rothwell
Asylums
Rebecca Hurn


Duran Duran
The Script
Supergrass
Razorlight
Carly Rae Jepsen
James Vincent McMorrow
Seasick Steve
Megan McKenna
Mavis Staples
Maisie Peters
The Alarm
New Rules
Lyra
Balcony

Isle of Wight Festival tickets

IOW Festival 2021 tickets are now on general sale – check back here for the latest ticket news.

With Isle of Wight Festival 2020 no longer taking place, ticket holders are able to retain their tickets for use in 2021.

About IOW Festival

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 2018, around 72,000 people flocked to Seaclose Park to see a stellar line up and in 2021 the Island will yet again be welcoming a number of fantastic acts.

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 2021, 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.

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Camping gas canisters must be declared when you arrive at the port.

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