- LOCATION ⇒⇒ Isle of Wight (UK)
- GENRE ⇒⇒ Rock
- DATES ⇒⇒ June
- N. OF DAYS ⇒⇒ 4 days
- N. OF VISITORS ⇒⇒ ≈ 70.000
- CAMPING AREA ⇒⇒ Yes
Isle Of Wight festival
- Stereophonics ⋅ Faithless ⋅ The Kills ⋅ Half Moon Run ⋅ The Family Rain ⋅ The Godfathers ⋅ Iggy Pop ⋅ Sigma ⋅ Sex Pissed Dolls ⋅ Status Quo ⋅ Twin Atlantic ⋅ Jess Glynne ⋅ Sunset
is a historical icon in the landscape of rock festivals. The location is the Isle Of Wight, largest island of England placed in the English Channel, about 3 miles off the UK South Coast.
The Isle of Wight festival has a historical significance because the first editions of the festival were held from 1968 to 1970 and have hosted a lot of bands and artists such as Jefferson Airplane (1968), Bob Dylan (1969), The Who (1969), Jimi Hendrix (1970), The Doors (1970), Miles Davis (1970), and many more.
The festival, after a long pause, was reintroduced in 2002 and is active today with three days of music, every year in the month of June. The festival is now run by companies that no longer have any connection with the organization of 1968-1970 events.
Today the festival is held at Seaclose Park in Newport, the exact center of the island of Wight. The latter can be easily reached from the south coast of the UK.
With Isle Of Wight Festival the past joins the present and offers lovers of festivals and live music three days of pure fun. The festival also offers:
- a large camping area with everything you need to recharge the batteries between a live concert and another;
- disabled access;
- a wide choice of hotels, apartments and B&B in the vicinity of the festival, for those who want more comfort;
- many other extras to be discovered!
What about the bands? rock … and more! To make the idea, here is just a few names of the bands hosted in recent years and the bands announced for next year:
The Black Keys ⋅ Fleetwood Mac ⋅ The Prodigy ⋅ You Me At Six ⋅ Pharrell Williams ⋅ Paolo Nutini ⋅ James ⋅ First Aid Kid ⋅ Courteeners ⋅ Counting Crows ⋅ Kool & the Gang ⋅ Imelda May ⋅ Kodaline ⋅ Jassie Ware ⋅ The Struts ⋅ Jess Glynne ⋅ Jethro Tull Ian Anderson ⋅ Suzanne Vega ⋅ Groove Armada (dj set) ⋅ Paul Oakenfold ⋅ Ash Billy Idol ⋅ UB40 ⋅ Foxes ⋅ Lightning Seeds ⋅ The View ⋅ Visconti and Woodmansey ⋅ Chicks on Speed ⋅ Coasts ⋅ La Femme ⋅ Sharon Corr ⋅ Pretty Vicious ⋅ Ruen Brothers ⋅ Sheppard ⋅ Geno Washington ⋅ Noesis ⋅ Ben Montague ⋅ Bethia Beadman ⋅ Claydon Connor ⋅ The Carnabys ⋅ Germein Sisters ⋅ Little Eye ⋅ Honey Ryder ⋅ The High Kings ⋅ King Eider ⋅ Pronghorn ⋅ James Walsh ⋅ Tim Arnold……
Red Hot Chili Peppers ⋅ Kings of Leon ⋅ Fall Out Boy ⋅ The Horrors ⋅ Biffy Clyro ⋅ Calvin Harris ⋅ The Pretty Reckless……
The Killers ⋅ Bloc Party ⋅ Bon Jovi ⋅ Ellie Goulding Blondie ⋅ The Stone Roses ⋅ Newton Faulkner ⋅ Example……
Pearl Jam ⋅ Crystal Castles ⋅ Bruce Springsteen ⋅ Groove Armada ⋅ Switchfoot ⋅ Elbow ⋅ Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers……
Foo Fighters ⋅ Kings of Leon ⋅ Kasabian ⋅ Band of Horses ⋅ Two Door Cinema Club ⋅ We Are Scientists ⋅ Pulp……
The Strokes ⋅ Florence + the Machine ⋅ Jay-Z ⋅ Vampire Weekend ⋅ Editors ⋅ La Roux ⋅ Blondie……
Isle of Wight Festival
Isle of Wight Festival Map
Isle of Wight Festival Official Website
Isle of Wight Festival Facebook
Isle of Wight Festival Wikipedia