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Events on the Isle of Wight

When it comes to making sure you’re making the most of every minute of your wild and precious life, the Isle of Wight is aeons ahead of the game. Musical, sporting, mind-blowing or just plain quirky; our events are who we are.

Festivals? We practically invented them – it was here that the first British rock festival took place over 50 years ago. Since 1968 we’ve welcomed millions of visitors to occasions featuring everything from Pride to Pirates, comedy to carnivals, scooters to garlic.

No wonder we think of ourselves as the Vibrant Isle.  And with more ferries, on more routes going more often, we’re your link to making the most of all the Island events this year. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip today.

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Isle of Wight Festival

The iconic Isle of Wight Festival is a must-go event on any music lover’s calendar. Famous for its family-friendly vibe and consistently stellar lineups, the festival takes place in Seaclose Park, Newport, and is one of the first in the summer music festival calendar.

Discounts & offers

Thinking of travelling with Wightlink? If you want to be sure you’re getting the best available price, book your crossing to and from the Isle of Wight direct with Wightlink. We offer a great range of discounts and offers across the island, including attractions, events and even places to eat!

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Want to stay a little longer? Whether you’re planning a short break or a family holiday, coming over for a festival or just looking for a place where there’s room to breathe, you’ll find the perfect accommodation on the Isle of Wight. And what’s more, with so much on offer, there’s something to suit your style and your budget.

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Chairlift at Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

Wightlink Blog

Here we reveal how to make the most of any trip to the Isle of Wight, with hints and tips, reviews and listings for what to do, where to stay and what to eat on our wonderful Island. We’ll keep you updated on the real Isle of Wight as well as featuring guest blogs. Have a look around and get inspired!

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Why choose Wightlink?

We’ve been carrying people across the Solent for 160 years now, and pride ourselves on the customer service we provide. Over the years, hundreds of millions of people have sailed with us, but it’s not just people we ferry across, we’ve shipped everything from zoo animals to Thomas the Tank Engine.

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Discover more events

We’ve created the Wightlink Explorer, a great way to find the best events on the Isle of Wight. Our easy-to-use tool will help you discover everything from music festivals to county shows.

Wightlink Explorer
Isle of Wight Festival stage close up